Saturday, February 13, 2010

Editor's Bests in Santa Barbara

Best museum: Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Best kid's playground: Kidsworld
Best beach for dogs: Hendry's
Best beach for a summer swim: Santa Claus Lane Beach
Best views over the sea: Shoreline Park
Best short hike with kids: Nojoqui Falls
Best restaurant for a romantic seaside lunch: Beachside Cafe
Best icecream with a view: Stearns Wharf
Best sunny spot to sip a coffee outdoors: Camino Real Marketplace
Best beginner's summer surf spot: Campus Point
Best place to comtemplate the beauty of life: Coal Oil Point
Best festival: Sandcastle Festival at East Beach
Best gardens: Alice Keck Park Gardens
Best Spanish architecture: Courthouse
Best bike ride: Andree Clark Bird Refuge
Best place to feed the ducks: Lake Los Carneros
Best shopping: Paseo Nuevo
Best place to learn about old California: La Purisima Mission
Have fun! You will :)

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Sunday, February 07, 2010

Check out my new Solvang entries!

Solvang is a nice area- walk around the charming (if not touristy) town and sit in the sun at a cafe. Take your kids to the amazing Sunnyfields Park with its medieval playground. Enjoy the miniature horses at Quicksilver Ranch. Skateboard or take in nature at Hans Christian Andersen Park.
For farms to visit, check out the Blueberry Farm and Ostrichland in Buellton.

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