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Things to do in The Santa Barbara Area

  • D'Angelo Bread

    Known for its fresh, high-quality baked goods and inventive breakfast dishes, D’Angelo is situated on a side street near downtown Santa Barbara, no... More
  • Dive Among the Channel Islands

    Where It Is: Sometimes called “the North American Galapagos,” this chain of eight islands lies 150 miles off the coast of southern California, roug... More
  • Edelweiss

    You’ll find everything from collectables to fine jewelry at this shop, which specializes in Danish and European imports. More
  • Edna Valley Vineyard

    Here, rugged mountains make up a beautiful backdrop against the 1,100 acres of lush green grapevines. More
  • Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

  • Foxen Winery & Vineyard

  • Great Pacific Iron Works

    Pick up a warm fleece jacket before you go at Ventura’s Great Pacific Iron Works, a.k.a. the Patagonia mother ship. More
  • Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex

    The 18-mile Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Complex hosts hikes where guides point out the various habitats (dunes, sands, and wetlands) as well as plants a... More
  • Ingeborg's Chocolates

    The candy shop is famous for its house-made Danish milk and dark chocolates. Order them by the box—or the pound. More
  • Island Packers

    This tour operator offers 60-minute cruise tours of California's Channel Islands. They'll take you to Anacapa Island and ferry you back when you’re... More
  • Jonata Winery

    Charles Banks and business partner Stanley Kroenke, perhaps best known for Screaming Eagle, own this 600-acre winery north of Santa Barbara in the ... More
  • La Purisima Mission

  • Last Chance Trail

    Of the 24 hiking paths that crisscross the valley, the 6_-mile Last Chance Trail, which winds through the forested Santa Paula Canyon, is the most ... More
  • Los Padres National Forest

    Hike the trails in this national forest. More
  • Lulu Bandha's

    Try a yoga-basics class at this downtown studio. More

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