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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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Updating Santa Barbara pages!

Hey Everyone,
I'm updating the Santa Barbara pages. A lot has changed since I wrote them 2 summers ago. I'm visiting each site, taking some more photos and updating all the information. It's a lot of fun!


Saturday, August 19, 2006

Frisbee fun at Chase Palm park!

Hey Everyone!
Our son is back so yesterday we took him to Chase Palm Park, and I made an entry! We played some frisbee, which was lots of fun! And then we walked back to our car near the Cabrillo Bike Path. It sure was a beautiful sunny day which made for some nice photos! Check out the new entries! Today I'll be making some more for you!
One thing that made me sad was a young couple I saw while stopping in at the tourist office. They had driven all the way to Santa Barbara and found that the youth hostel was full. The lady at the tourist office was telling them that the next lowest priced accommodation was $79 for a room with a shared bath. They looked very disappointed and were trying to figure out where to go nearby to get cheaper accommodation. I wanted to tell them of an option but couldn't think of anywhere nearby where it would be much cheaper than $79. What a shame! They missed out on seeing beautiful Santa Barbara! It made me realize that we need some more affordable accommodation here. It's the same in Hawaii but worse. They don't even have a Motel 6 there. The lowest priced accommodation is more like $150 probably.
So, if you plan to come, book way ahead so that you don't miss out!

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