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Santa Barbara with Tweens: A Perfect Family Day

by Jessica Anya Blau. Posted Nov 10th 2010 11:17 AM
Santa Barbara with Tweens: A Family Vacation

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A perfect family vacation in Santa Barbara with tweens is as much about finding fun things to do as it is about sitting around and hanging out with your kids. Vacations always include the regular tourist spots (the mission, the Natural History Museum, the majestic courthouse, the harbor and the wharf); but why not spend a day with your tweens like a Santa Barbara local? You can have plenty of time to hang out while seeing the town.
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Adventures in Santa Barbara -- If You Dare

by McCord Clayton. Posted Oct 11th 2010 11:12 AM
Adventure Activity Santa Barbara

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With the Sierra Madre Mountains on one side and the crashing Pacific Ocean on the other, the city of Santa Barbara is a place of extremes. Folks who live in this small piece of paradise tend to live life to the full rather than watch others have all the adventures. If you're looking to join in the fun, pick an adventure activity in Santa Barbara from the list below.
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5 Best Photo Opportunities in Santa Barbara

by Patricia Marroquin. Posted Sep 8th 2010 04:09 PM
Photo Opportunities Santa Barbara

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Ah! Santa Barbara. The city and surrounding area are rich in art, culture, nature and celebrities. Oprah Winfrey and John Travolta call the area home. There are million-dollar mansions, lovely beaches, wacky festivals, great shops on State Street and plenty of perfect photo opportunities in Santa Barbara.
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Hot New Neighborhoods

by Adam Graham. Posted Sep 3rd 2010 12:30 PM

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You know how it is when you arrive in an unknown city; you spend most of your time searching for a scene, then you stumble into a buzzing up-and-coming neighborhood just before you leave. It's hard keeping track of the newest and the coolest hot spots, as urban centers continue to renew themselves -- try locating where young chefs and artists are setting up shop for the affordable rents or where industrial wastelands have given rise to funky garden projects and innovative architecture.
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Santa Barbara with Kids: A Perfect Family Day

by Rory Bratcher. Posted Aug 31st 2010 04:24 PM
Santa Barbara with Kids: A Family Vacation


Anyone visiting Santa Barbara with kids will find that this Californian city is a veritable playground for children of all ages, with heaps of things to do. Santa Barbara's weather is perfect for family vacations throughout the year, with sunny summers (bring sunscreen!) and winters that are a little more chilly and rainy. There's nothing you can't do with your kids on a family vacation, however, with the help of an umbrella and a few layers of clothing. Here are some kids' vacation ideas for Santa Barbara.
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