Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Travel Guide
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Fodor's Southern California 2014
Plan Your Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Vacation
Balmy weather, glorious beaches, crystal-clear air, and serene landscapes have lured people to the Central Coast since prehistoric times. It's an ideal place to relax, slow down, and appreciate the good things in life.
Lodging options abound in the Central Coast, but expect to pay top dollar for rooms along the shore, especially in summer. Moderately priced hotels and...read more
The cuisine in Ventura and Santa Barbara is every bit as eclectic as it is in California's bigger cities; fresh seafood is a standout. A foodie renaissance...read more
Things To Do in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast
Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
Incredible nature: Much of the Central Coast looks as wild and wonderful as it did centuries ago. The area is home to Channel Islands National... Read more
Celebrities and hundreds of film fans will soon flock to the 29th annual Santa Barbara International Film... Read more
Model and actress Molly Sims has traveled around the globe for both work and pleasure.... Read more
Just in time for harvest season, many of California's wineries and tasting rooms, from Sonoma to Santa... Read more
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