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Things to Do in Santa Barbara: February 2019

February in Santa Barbara is here! Did you meet all of your New Year’s resolutions or get to do all of the fun events you wanted to do in January? If not, February is your second chance! See below for fun events happening this month. Do you have any Valentine’s Day plans? Some of these…

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Can I still go to the Channel Islands during the government shutdown?

You can still get to the Channel Islands during the government shutdown. The Channel Islands National Park is open to visitors during the government shutdown. All island concessionaires are operating. Both the ferry company to get out to the islands and the kayaking company operating at Scorpion Anchorage are running throughout the government shutdown. Our…

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Things To Do in the Santa Barbara Harbor

The ocean is one of the many reasons that people flock to Santa Barbara from all over. Down by the Santa Barbara Harbor, there are a whole bunch of activities that are great for all ages, all skill levels, and of course, all kinds of travelers.  Here are some of our favorite activities to do…

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Employment Opportunities with SB Adventure Co

Looking for one of the most exciting jobs around? Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers a fun, challenging and rewarding place of employment for people who love to be outside and share our region’s natural, beautiful places with our guests. We offer a huge variety of activities in and around Santa Barbara; imagine sea kayaking the Channel…

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Top 5 Experience Gift Ideas in Santa Barbara

Holiday shopping – always an adventure, isn’t it? We want to make sure we’re giving memorable and unique gifts that our friends and family are going to love. Gift cards to stores and cash seem impersonal and there’s usually at least one person who just seems to have everything and is impossible to shop for.…

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Guide to Camping in Channel Islands National Park on Santa Cruz Island

So you want to camp at the Channel Islands? Here’s how! 1) Start by booking your campsite reservation with the National Park Service. You will want to stay at Santa Cruz Scorpion, part of Channel Islands National Park. The campground has an Upper Loop and Lower Loop. All the group sites are in the Upper Loop and…

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Things to do in Santa Barbara: October 2019

As October begins, we are again blessed with many wonderful festivals to visit and enjoy. Later in the month, there are plenty of Halloween activities to attend including the Corn Maze on Hollister and Boo at the Zoo. Have a wonderful October and safe trick-or-treating! Channel Islands Sea Cave Kayak Tours: Daily This beloved California destination is…

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5 School Field Trip Ideas in Southern California

Celebrate back to school with a field trip! We can bring a field trip to you, or you can join us on a field trip near Santa Barbara and Ventura, just an hour from Los Angeles. Hands-on field trips are a great way for kids to learn and grow with one another as the school…

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Where can I get lunch for my trip to Channel Islands National Park?

Food can make or break a good trip, so when you are traveling to California’s islands be sure to put some thought into your meals for the day. Since food vending is not permitted on the islands, you need to make sure to pack or order all your food ahead of time. Here are a…

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What is for lunch on my wine country tour?

Our Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours include pick-up and drop-off from your accommodation, all tastings, a friendly host and an incredible lunch by our private chef at Channel Islands Provisioners. Menu:  sandwiches (all on baguette) char broiled “jidori” chicken breast, apple calico slaw, avocado-lime-cilantro dressing, sharp cheddar, dry salami, ham, mortadella, provolone, mozzarella, giardiniera tapenade braised brisket, arugula, sweet…

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