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Outdoor Santa Barbara

Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing
5.0
Sea Cave Kayaking at Channel Islands National Park. Coastal Kayaking at the SB Harbor and Refugio State Beach. Surfing and SUP lessons. Wine
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Paddle Sports Center , Santa Barbara
4.9
Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing
Cal Coast Adventures , Santa Barbara
5.0
In addition to stand-up paddleboarding lessons, Cal Coast Adventures offers guided tours and rental services. You can pick up a mountain, roa
Scuba / Snorkeling
4.9
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Cold Spring Tavern , Santa Barbara
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Cold Spring Tavern was established as a stagecoach stop in 1865. Originally known as the "Cold Spring Relay Station", it was a horse changeov
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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Blessed with a mild climate and lush location, Santa Barbara remains a playground for the rich and famous, so it's no surprise that accommodations can be extremely expensive here. The priciest hotels are near the water, so before you make your reservations, decide if staying beachside fits into your budget. You can find more affordable rooms at any one of the area's small motels, located just blocks from the beaches. These offer secure parking, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.
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