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    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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    Santa Barbara Zoo , Santa Barbara
    See rare and endangered species and take part in various animal-oriented activities at Santa Barbara Zoo. The zoo features more than 400 anim
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    Cal Coast Adventures , Santa Barbara
    In addition to stand-up paddleboarding lessons, Cal Coast Adventures offers guided tours and rental services. You can pick up a mountain, roa
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    State Street , Santa Barbara
    One of the favorite areas among over 11 km (7 mi) of shopping streets in Santa Barbara is the charming cobblestoned State Street. This tree-l
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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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