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n behalf of the staff, artists, photographers, designers, writers and others who have helped to make Passport Gateway Magazine the area’s most popular visitor guide since 1995, we invite you to join the millions of readers who have used our magazine to find the very best places to eat, shop and play in Paradise on the Pacific, where the unique east to west, southern facing coastal orientation creates the Mediterraneanlike abundance of sunshine, moderate temperatures and dazzling beauty that attracts more than six million annual visitors to this seaside sanctuary commonly called the American Riviera. This is the place that was claimed by Spain in 1542, when the first European to set foot on the California coast was greeted by gift-bearing Chumash Indians who had thrived here for thousands of years and are today ­4

one of the region’s largest employers and philanthropists. This was the moviemaking capital of the world in the early 20th Century. This is where Charlie Chaplin built a hotel and Jimmy Cagney owned a wharf; where Laurence Olivier married Vivien Leigh and John & Jackie Kennedy honeymooned; where miles of palm lined beaches frame a moving canvass of white sailboats on crisp blue seas and magnificent sunsets silhouette the rich, red terra cotta rooflines that

Santa Barbara Explore wine country. Wine Tasting is everywhere - from downtown Santa Barbara to the scenic, country backroads of the Santa Ynez or Santa Maria Valleys. Over 100 wineries to choose from! Great wines, friendly people, and a beautiful, relaxed setting. What are you waiting for?

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surround one of California’s most popular Spanish Missions; where you’re 92 miles north of Los Angeles, 332 miles south of San Francisco, and, hopefully, far enough from home to become accustomed to a more relaxed, carefree lifestyle as you explore the sun-drenched beaches, picturesque harbor, gourmet restaurants, shopping treasures, museums, galleries, award-winning wineries and historical sites. This is also the place where you’ll find charming sidewalk cafes and worldclass restaurants; and, where you’ll enjoy shopping adventures at first-class national and international stores as well as our eclectic mix of locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries.


This is the home of six Nobel Prize winners; media celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Laura Schlessinger and Dennis Miller; entertainers Jeff Bridges, Carol Burnett, Kevin Costner, Bo Derek, Kirk Douglas, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Dennis Franz, Tab Hunter, Kathy Ireland, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Ladd, Christopher Lloyd, Rob Lowe, Eva Marie Saint and Steve Martin; singers and songwriters Jeff Barry, Jackson Browne, Christopher Cross, David Crosby, Barry DeVorzon, Milt Larsen, Bruce Johnston, Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina, Peter Noone and Glen Phillips; TV/film producers and directors Bruce Brown, Chris Carter, Tom Pollock, Ivan Reitman, Joel Schumacher, Dick Wolf and Robert Zemeckis; best-selling authors Jack Canfield and Gayle Lynds; sports legends Jimmy Connors, Tommy Curren, Chuck Liddell; business titans Gene Montesano, Charlie Munger, Paul Orfalea, Fred Siegal, Herb Simon and Ty Warner; and, all of the rest of us who live, work and play in one of the world’s favorite destinations. Welcome to paradise. We’re glad you’re here. - Betty Carroll


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SANTA BARBARA WINERY World Class Varietal Wines


SANTA BARBARA ZOO The Koalas Have Arrived!

26 ON THE WATERFRONT  Our Complete Guide to Santa Barbara’s Waterfront

Celebrate the 4th, Santa Barbara Style! Events, food, fun & entertainment await the entire family throughout the city. Turn to our Calendar of Events (pgs. 63-65) for times, locations & dates for other activities, festivals & events unique to Santa Barbara


THE WHALES OF SUMMER Are In The Santa Barbara Channel!


SANDPIPER GOLF COURSE Extraordinary Golf Experiences & Ocean Views!

62 MOXI Sparking a Lasting Passion for Innovation!

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Viva La Fiesta! No visit to Santa Barbara is complete without the sights & sounds of Fiesta! Starting Aug 1st-5th, parades, incredible food, merchants, festivities & fun await all. Turn to our Calendar of Events (pgs. 63-65) for times & locations of the many Fiesta activities. ­8

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Growing up in Santa Barbara has given Chris Potter an appreciation & love of the beauty, history & endless charm & colors of the area. His paintings clearly reflect his passion as seen on our cover Water Ways From Santa Barbara City College. A prolific artist, Chris has done well over 700 paintings with plein air clearly a favorite. View more of his works at Distinctive Framing, 1333 State St. or go to, facebook or contact him at DISTRIBUTED BY

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Natasha, Santa Barbara

33 JEWELS 814 State St., 957-9100 Visitors, enthralled with the charm of Santa Barbara, have often asked owner Diane Garmendia if there is a Santa Barbara charm available. Their wait is now over! Diane has commissioned a Santa Barbara charm featuring two dolphins engraved with ‘Santa Barbara California’. The charm is available exclusively at 33 Jewels in either 14k gold or sterling silver. This full service jeweler offers an extensive collection of diamonds & colored stones & a variety of precious metals. A distinct & unique bridal selection is available as well as fine watches & vintage jewelry. ­12

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CHAUCER’S BOOKSTORE 3321 State St., 805-682-6787 (In The Loreto Plaza Shopping Center) Santa Barbara’s much-loved bookseller since 1974 invites you to browse their selection of over 150,000 titles in over 300 sections. Open Mon-Sat 9a-9pm & Sun 9a-8p. EVOLUTIONS MEDICAL & DAY SPA 350 Chapala Street, Suite 103 (805) 687-0212 - The premier spa in Santa Barbara. In 2013, Evolutions Medical Spa expanded operations to include a luxury day spa (Continued on page 16)

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LAFOND CITY TASTING ROOM 111 East Yanonali • (805) 845-2020 The renowned LaFond Winery single varietal bottlings of vineyard and Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are poured at the LaFond City Tasting Room next to the Santa Barbara Winery Tasting Room in Santa Barbara’s popular FunkZone. Open daily 10am-6pm until 7pm Fr/Sat.


NATASHA 1231 State St., 965-4542 This contemporary women’s clothing boutique specializes in wash & wear easy clothing in natural fabrics made in California. A fun place to shop, Natasha offers a wide selection with personalized service, and daily shipments of new merchandise. Natasha also has the largest selection of Citron silks and rayons and wonderful, cozy, colorful sweaters. Great jewelry, shoes, handbags and belts by Hobo make Natasha your one-stop boutique and they can ship your purchases home for you!

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ierre Lafond has played a pioneering role in the history of Santa Barbara County’s wine industry since 1962 when he opened Santa Barbara Winery-the first post-prohibition commercial winery in the region. The visionary vintner has been producing top-quality wines ever since. The Lafond Vineyard, which receives a cooling maritime influence at its location in the western Santa Ynez Valley off of Santa Rosa Road, was planted in 1971 and was one of the first in the county. Syrah and Pinot Noir were added to the winery’s repertoire a decade later when Bruce McGuire became winemaker, and in 1996, 30 additional acres were added. The wines under the Santa Barbara Winery label range from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to lesser known but memorable varietals. Sea breeze and sun complement a charming patio setting at the Santa Barbara Winery tasting room--located just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean in downtownSanta Barbara--a site that doubles as a production (all their wines are bottled there) and storage facility. The Lafond Winery, set on 100 acres of picturesque vineyard property, opened to the public in 2001, the same year that Sta. Rita Hills was recognized as a distinct viticultural area marked by its cool climate and longer growing season. The small-lot production of Lafond, Santa Barbara Winery’s sister label, is focused on vineyard and appellation expression, with the highest attention to detail and quality fruit. It has become renowned for its single varietal bottlings of vineyard and Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. Visitors to Lafond Winery & Vineyards in Buellton can enjoy the picnic area under the trees, where rustic tables overlook the vineyards, or relax on the patio that can accommodate small groups of up to 50 people. The spacious tasting room, with a view of the vineyard and working winery, invites lingering. The Lafond Winery bottlings are also poured at the Lafond City Tasting Room that was opened in 2014 next to the Santa Barbara Winery Tasting Room in Santa Barbara’s popular Funk Zone. Santa Barbara Winery and Lafond Winery are also available for private celebrations and events. Santa Barbara Winery 202 Anacapa Street • (805) 963-3633 • Open every day 10:00am-6:00pm until 7:00 Fr/Sat. Lafond City Tasting Room 111 East Yanonali • (805) 845-2020 • Open every day 10:00am-6:00pm until 7:00 Fr/Sat. Lafond Winery & Vineyards 6855 Santa Rosa Rd., Buellton • (805) 688-7921 • Open every day 10am-5pm. ­18 62 14


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SANTA BARBARA ART GLASS BLOWING STUDIO 706 E. Mason Street, 965-1541 Inspired by the amazing works of Tiffany, Steuben and Loetz, owner Saul Alcaraz has formed one vision and that is to make the finest art glass the world has ever known! Each design requires specialized touches that make it a stunning “one of a kind masterpiece!” From custom lighting pieces to vases to intricate bowls, the scope and breadth of his works are unsurpassed. Visit his studio, shop or create your very own masterpiece at one of ­20

his glassblowing classes. The classes are unique, detailed, informative & always entertaining! Call for class times. SANTA BARBARA WINERY 202 Anacapa Street • (805) 963-3633 Sea breeze and sun complement a charming patio setting at the Santa Barbara Winery tasting room site that doubles as a production facility where their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and other memorable varietals are bottled. Open daily 10:am-6pm until 7pm Fr/Sat. Find the Best Places to Eat, Shop & Play

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wo furry, eucalyptus-loving marsupials are now in residence at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Koala “ambassadors” Edmund and Thackory are at the Zoo through April 2019 to help bring awareness of native “Aussie” species. “Koalas are iconic animals for Australia, as it’s the only place they are found in the wild,” says Dr. Julie Barnes, the Zoo’s Director of Animal Health and Care. “But major challenges there threaten koalas and other native animals and plants. Having Edmund and Thackory here allows guests not only to appreciate these two little guys, but also to discover the challenges affecting their native habitat.” Edmund and Thackory are on loan from the Los Angeles Zoo and San Diego Zoo respectively. As with all koalas in American zoos, the pair officially “belong” to Australia. In addition to obtaining standard permits, the Santa Barbara Zoo made a formal request to the Australian government to allow their visit. Just like in the wild, their diet is comprised entirely of eucalyptus leaves. “Koalas prefer the ‘tips,’ which is young new growth with juicer and softer leaves,” says Dr. Barnes. The Zoo’s eucalyptus comes from plantation in Arizona, where it is grown specifically for koalas. Koalas are mostly nocturnal, but can be active during the day. Don’t see them? Dr. Barnes suggests revisiting them before leaving the Zoo, just in case they have moved into view. Other Australian species at the Zoo include a pair of black swans at the entrance and the laughing kookaburras and tawny frogmouths that share an enclosure in the courtyard. A blue-faced honeyeater lives in the Tropical Aviary and a frilled dragon in Eewww! “CJ,” a sulphur-crested cockatoo, regularly comes out with keepers into the Zoo to meet guests, as do fellow Aussie “ambassadors” – a bearded dragon, woma python, and blue-tongued skink. Don’t miss these fascinating creatures from the Land Down Under. The Santa Barbara Zoo is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit ­22

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SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART 1130 State St., 963-4364, A remarkable permanent collection featuring ancient art: 19th C, American, French & English, 20th C, European, North American & Latin American, as well as a vast collection of works on paper and highly praised Asian art. Korean-born, American video art trailblazer Nam June Paik’s TV Clock, one of SBMA’s most important media art works, that consists of 24 color televisions mounted upright on pedestals that are arranged in a gentle arc and displayed in a darkened space, is on view for the first time in nearly a decade. Summer Nocturne, inspired by several large drawings in the SBMA’s permanent collection, demonstrates a variety of experimental practices during the 1970s and represents images and issues relevant to contemporary art and culture. And don’t miss a visit to the children’s gallery, café & gift store. Open Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm. & 11am-8pm Thursdays. ­24

SULLIVAN GOSS An American Gallery 11 E. Anapamu St., 805-730-1460, Sullivan Goss - An American Gallery is located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s Historic Arts District, across the street from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Sullivan Goss has represented the work of American artists for 30 years. With an inventory of over 3,000 works, including paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and sculptures, Sullivan Goss is the primary West Coast gallery positioned to help build private and public collections of important American art. The gallery is constantly seeking to acquire works by significant American painters and sculptors who worked between 1850 1950 including those artists referred to as luminists, impressionists, expressionist, and modernists. The downtown locations offers approximately twenty exhibition each year. The gallery is also involved with scholarship and research for American artists.

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here’s something for everyone at the Santa Barbara City Waterfront, the breathtaking span of palm-lined beaches along Cabrillo Boulevard that border the world-famous Stearns Wharf and California’s oldest – and most beautiful working harbor with the Santa Ynez Mountains backdrop that ensures plenty of photoworthy moments as you stroll or peddle down the Cabrillo Bike path. The Waterfront is blessed with three picturesque, golden sand beaches. East Beach, at 1440 Cabrillo Blvd., offers picnic facilities and more than a dozen volleyball courts on the beach. West Beach between Stearns Wharf and the harbor offers a picturesque sandy area for sunbathing, swimming, kayaking, wind surfing and beach volleyball on eleven acres adjoined by the wide palm tree lined walkway and bike path. The familyfriendly Leadbetter Beach between the harbor and Shoreline Park offers grassy picnic and barbecue sites and attracts windsurfers, catamaran pilots, surfers and walkers. We recommend that you begin your waterfront adventure with a visit to the Santa Barbara Region of Commerce Visitor, open daily at the corner of Cabrillo Blvd and Garden Streets, where you can make reservations at hotels and restaurants and get directions and information about the area’s attractions and visitor-serving businesses. The Waterfront offers a variety of ocean-going activities like coastal cruises, sailing, whale watching, fishing, kayaking, surfing and parasailing. And for those who prefer spend more time on land, the amphibious Land Shark operated by Land & Sea Tours departs from State Street at Stearns Wharf at 12PM, 2PM and 4PM daily for a 90-minute fun-filled, narrated tour of historical landmarks that includes a cruise around the harbor and waterfront. The Santa Barbara Zoo, just off Cabrillo Blvd at East Beach, is home to 160 species of mammals, reptiles, birds and insects on its 30 hilltop acres overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On Sundays, up to 200 resident artists display their original works under the palms along Cabrillo Blvd at the Arts & Crafts Show that is the only continuous, non-juried arts festival of drawings, paintings, graphics, sculpture, crafts and photography in the world. The historic Stearns Wharf – the longest and oldest working wooden wharf in California- is the most popular visitor attraction in the Santa Barbara area. Built in 1872 by local lumberman J.P. Stearns to unload logging ships on what had (Continued on page 30)



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Bike or Blade along the Beach You can take your pick at Wheel Fun Rentals, which offers the finest equipment available in Santa Barbara. Wheel Fun Rentals offers mountain bikes, road bikes and cruisers, surreys, roller blades, tandems, three-wheelers, strollers, kids bikes, car racks and more! They now offer 30-minute delivery to you throughout Santa Barbara County. In business for over 30 years, Wheel Fun Rentals is located at 23 E. Cabrillo Blvd, across from Stearns Wharf. For more information, call (805) 966-6733 or visit

Chumash Casino Resort Only one destination blends gaming, beauty and adventure in Santa Barbara wine country. Escape to the Chumash Casino Resort for endless excitement and stunning scenery that creates an exceptional experience. Step onto the casino floor for action-packed gaming, then escape to the comforts of the AAA Four-Diamond resort tower. Take in breathtaking vineyard views from your room or at the luxurious rooftop pool. For the ultimate resort experience, treat yourself to the spa. Each week, you can catch today’s hottest acts in the Samala Showroom. At the Chumash Casino Resort, you enter a world that’s Somewhere Outside Ordinary.

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waterfront guide just become the longest deep-water pier between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the wharf ’s 3.8 acres of decking served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California’s South Coast for over a quarter century; and, now supports shops, restaurants, galleries, boating, parasailing facilities and the Ty Warner Sea Center, an interactive marine education facility. Free parking is available in several lots along the waterfront on Cabrillo Boulevard as well as merchant validation on the wharf itself. The Santa Barbara Channel is one of best Whale Watching places in the world and the world famous Condor Express, a large jet-powered catamaran that departs from Sea Landing between Stearns Wharf and the harbor, provides the fastest and most comfortable way to get up close and personal with these magnificent marine mammals.

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It’s a short trip by foot, bike or water taxi from Stearns Wharf to the picturesque Santa Barbara Harbor, where you can stroll out on the breakwater, savor the smell of the sea, view the boats in the marina, and watch the local fisherman unload their catch on the dock. The Harbor is home to several restaurants, boat charter services, yacht brokerages, shops, and the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum that brings the area’s rich maritime history to life with a variety of exhibits set inside nearly 8,000 square feet of museum space. There are a variety of excellent restaurants in the Waterfront area. At the back of Stearns Wharf, you can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, harbor and Channel at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company that has been a favorite destination for fresh shellfish overand 25the years or savor sometheoffastest the central coast’s finest fresh between Stearns for Wharf harbor, provides and most comfortable way seafood to get up and and ocean-side withmagnificent patio seating for lunch or dinner at the Santa Barbara close personaldining with these marine mammals. It’s a short trip foot, bike or across water taxi from Stearns to the picturesque Santa FisHouse on by Cabrillo Blvd from East BeachWharf and Stearns Wharf. At the Barbara Harbor, you can strollhas outnamed on the breakwater, the smell of the sea, view theCafé boats in Harbor,where Sunset Magazine the surfing savor inspired Endless Summer Bar the watchspots the local fisherman unload theirseafood catch onalong the dock. Harbor is home onemarina, of the and ten best around the West to enjoy withThe a seaside view; toChuck’s several restaurants, boat charter services, yacht brokerages, shops, and a Maritime Museum. Waterfront Grill offers memorable waterfront dining by the boats on their And right in front of the Museum, youaircan board under the Sunset Kiddwith Sailing Yachtwarmth for an intimate architectural award-winning open terrace, the sails radiant at sailing experience without the crowds on a memorable Coastal Cruise or Sunset Sail hosted by your feet, glass to help block the breeze, and flames dancing nearby from three firepits; a captain with a lifetime of sea stories. andThere the Breakwater Restaurant is a locals favorite for breakfast, lunch and dinner. are a variety of excellent restaurants in the Waterfront area. At the front of Stearns From dining and shopping biking, diving, fishing, kayaking, parasailing, running, Wharf, the world class cuisine, to first class service and spectacular views of the mountains, harbor sailing, skating, surfing, volleyball, walking,and whale watching,Grill windaresurfing and Channel Islands have swimming, made The Harbor Restaurant Longboard’s two of andarea’s more, you’ll wantplaces to puttoa enjoy visit to the Santa Barbara Waterfront thethe topfresh of the most popular a relaxing lunch, or a City romantic dinner, at and, your list of things to do in paradise on the pacific! fish, children’s menu and reasonable prices for breakfast, lunch or dinner have made Moby Dick Restaurant near the back of the Wharf a Santa Barbara tradition for young and old. At ­3the 0 original Sambo’s Restaurant on Cabrillo Blvd., you can begin the day with a hearty breakfast or lunch. The surfing inspired Endless Summer Bar Café at the Harbor was recently




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La Playa Stadium


Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show (Sundays)


Breakwater Restaurant


Chuck’s Waterfront Grill / Endless Summer Cafe




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waterfront guide Land and Sea Tours THE LAND SHARK View Santa Barbara by both land and sea, on this “boat with wheels!” Designed for comfortable cruising, the amphibious Land Shark offers fully narrated 90-min. tours departing from 99 W. Cabrillo Blvd at 12pm, 2pm and 4pm, winding thru the streets of Santa Barbara and its historical landmarks, and splashing down into the blue waters of the Santa Barbara harbor. $30 Adults, $15 kids; Private Charters also avail. Call (805) 683-7600; or visit

Harbor & Stearns Wharf Off of Cabrillo Blvd. on Harbor Way, tour one of the oldest working harbors on the West Coast, dine with the best view of the fisherman unloading their catch at Brophy Bros. Clam Bar & Restaurant and visit the exciting Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. East of the Harbor, at the end of State St., lies Stearns Wharf, built in 1872 as the first working wharf in California. Today, the Wharf caters to visitors with shops, restaurants, fish market, boat charters and the Ty Warner Sea Center.


ARROYO BURRO BEACH Referred to as “Hendry’s Beach,” this beach off Cliff Drive, near Los Positas, is known for its sunsets and “The Boathouse” restaurant. BUTTERFLY BEACH In front of the Four Seasons Biltmore on Channel Drive, this quiet beach is convenient for those staying in Montecito.

Boating & Whale Watching CONDOR EXPRESS Climb aboard the Condor Express, a jet powered catamaran, for a spectacular whale watching trip, sportfishing or island excursion. The Captain and his crew are knowledgeable about the whales, islands & sea. The Condor Express has a spacious galley with food and cocktail service. Call (805) 882-0088 or 1-888-77-WHALE or visit: ­34

EAST BEACH This popular beach offers volleyball, beach grill, children’s playground, & arts center. On East Cabrillo Blvd., across from the Cabrillo Inn. GOLETA BEACH Near UCSB, this large beach hosts a restaurant, grass picnic & BBQ areas & fishing pier. Sandspit Rd., off Hwy 217. LEADBETTER BEACH A favorite family beach, this area is good for windsurfing & surfing and boasts a full restaurant, grass picnic & BBQ areas. Shoreline Dr., across from City College.

Whale Watching on the


Half-day Whale watching Island Excursions Dinner & Party Cruises Private Charters

75 foot quad-jet catamaran provides a comfortable ride along the Santa Barbara coast and the islands even at 30-knots. Features a large raised bow, upper sun-deck, full-service bar, galley, and a professional, experienced crew.


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The Whales Of Summer ... are in the Santa Barbara Channel!


he Santa Barbara Channel is known as one of the best whale watching areas in the world. Giant blue whales, playful humpback whales, plus fin and minke whales, dolphins and porpoises … all are in the nutrient rich waters of the Santa Barbara Channel. Over 27 different types of whales and dolphins inhabit these waters throughout the year, making this channel one of the best whale watching areas in the world.

The undisputed star of this show is the giant blue whale. Measuring up to 100 feet in length and weighing over 150 tons, the blue whale is the largest animal that has ever lived on earth … by a long shot. To put it in perspective, consider that the largest land animal, the African elephant, can attain a weight of about 7 1/2 tons … the tongue of the blue whale is larger than an African elephant. With a heart as big as a Volkswagen they are truly immense animals. Blue whales show up in the channel about mid-May and can be seen through about mid-September. For pure showmanship, however, nothing beats the friendly and active humpback whales. These magnificent ­36

creatures havesummer been and delighting people sighted during fall months. From May October, and/or humpbacks fromthrough all over the blues world with their are sighted in the waterslob surrounding Santa Rosa antics – breaching, tailing, slapping and Cruz Islands... and water duringand the busiest theirSanta pectoral fins on the just times are joined fin and minkewhale whales, plainthey mugging boatsby full of eager so that it often is possible see allright four to species watchers. They often to come the of whales feeding in the same area at the same time. boat and play to the people – enjoying Such a biodiversity in regards the great whales a little people watching of their own. is seldom seen outside of the nutrient rich Humpback are in the channel year waters of the whales Arctic and Antarctic regions. The ‘round but are plentiful May through blue whale is the largest animal ever to be on August. Both Blues and Humpbacks the face of thethe earth. Measuring up to 100 canin belength seen onand theweighing Condor 100 Express’s whale feet tons or more, watching trips, which depart daily from of blue whales are larger by far than the largest and Harbor. immensely Sea Landing in the the dinosaurs Santa Barbara larger earth At any time of than year,anything dolphinsonand today. The on largest land aniporpoises can be sighted the channel is the elephant, crossing, andmalsometimes we weighing even about 6 tons. The experience the exciting Orca, ortongue killer of the blue whale is larger than an whale! The premier charter boat in this fact; a blue whale area, the Condor Express is powered by is about as massive as a whole four 740hp diesel driving water herd engines of elephants. jets, making the crossing to the the islands in of Trips to view whales less than an hour as opposed to 3-5 hours Santa Barbara are run aboard the CONDOR for other boats. TheySanta provide qualified Express located in the Barbara Harbor’s naturalists all voyages, a galley Sea Landingon dock. One of the mostserving comfortable charter California; the Condor hot and coldboats meals,ineven a full cocktail bar Express features around seating way on deck, – definitely the all most comfortable to aget spacious sundeck and a full galley, serving out to see the whales! hot and cold meals, soft drinks and a full bar. AllThe whale watching trips expertlyIsland narrated Condor Express runsarehalf-day by naturalists providing you with information Whale watching trips daily, and on all about the whales, dolphins and sea birds seen trips whale sightings are guaranteed! on the trip, as well as the natural history of this Fares are:area. $99 adults, $50 children 5-12 fascinating years, free. For whale children watchingunder trip 5information and For reservations, call (805) 882-0088 reservations, visit or call: or toll free 1-888-77WHALE. CONDOR Express at (805) 882-0088 or toll free 1-888-77-WHALE.


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Counter Clockwise from top right to center: Harbor View by Kate Yarbrough; Loon Point by Karen Fedderson; Palm Sunset by Ann Sanders; Loon Point by Betty Helton; Ellwood Bluffs by Kate Yarbrough; Summer in Winter by Rob Robinson; Stearns Wharf by B.J. Stapen; Goleta Pier by Linda Mutti; Goleta Sunset by Jane Sun

Dining Guide dining


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Enjoy Classic Santa Barbara Dining at BENCHMARK EATERY $ U n d e r $10 pe r pe r s o n enDless suMMer Bar cafÉ HucK’s of HaWaII Chuck’s Waterfront $$ Grill $10 to $16 pe r pe r s o n 1121 State Street at Anapamu, 113 $$$ Harbor$17Way, 2nd Floor, 564-4666 to $24 pe r pe rson 88 State St., 687-4417 845-2600 • $$$$ $25 o r m o r e pe r pe r s o n lebrating 49 years of excellence, featurNamed one of the “Top Ten Seafood SpotsB Uniquely situated in the heart and soul santa opal restaurant &FB Bar F u l l B a r g award-winning steaks, wines & seaB&W B e e r & W i n e O n ly of the business and cultural arts district by the Sea” by Sunset Magazine. This surfsHellf E E n t e rta i n m e n t 1325 St., 966-9676 od. Voted Santa Barbara; with Best a 360Steaks degreeinState bar and outdoor inspired bar-café offers great harbor views BENCHMARK eateryfrom is focused inner,patio, Award of Excellence the & features seafood fresh off the 230 docksStear (try fabulous cocktails (try the Blood Orange) on delivering value driven dishes and ine Spectator since 1989. A variety of sbshellfish the Sesame Crusted Ahi on a Warm Spinach Local’s favorite, sophisticated, yet comfortfresh oysters, plus display kitchen with generous cocktails,available all in a comfortable sh fish & seafood daily and Salad). Serving Fish & Chips, Burgers, crisp This place mesquite grills. Opengenudaily from 7:30am able lively bistro atmosphere. Warm, environment. Individuals, couples, famituring Santa Barbara’s first & freshest Salads,and a Happy Hourthat Mon.Fri. from 3 to d and featuring a breakfast is a sure fire locals and tourists will all find Santa any given inelyall dinner hospitable ad barlies,included with entrees.Team Service. Extensive winner any day& of drink the week. $$/FBlike our own Barbara’s BENCHMARK eatery to be a 6:30 with food specials $/FB Maine lob WS-award winning wine list, full bar, solid representation of the surrounding Endless Summer Blonde Ale. Live music Wed. BREAKWATER RESTAURANT community. Genuine-Locally OwnedKing crab internationally-inspired California Cuisine thru from 107Sun. Harbor way,5:30pm. 965-1557Bruce Brown, director HucK’s Waterfront GrIll Casual. Open Sun.-Wed.11:30am-9pm allbevarietie Endless Summer movie, may dining with everything fromof The Chili-Crusted Filet 3 Harbor Way, 564-1200 and Thu.-Sat. 11:30am-10pm. $$$/FB Join us at the Pacific Breakwater! EnjoyOpen our 11:30 nearby onWrapped Fresh Oysters. your favor Mignon Phyllo Tiger lax By the Boats and Under to the Shredded Sails on comfortable large patio overlooking the THE BOATHOUSE am $$/FB/E e Award WinningPrawns Chuck’swith Waterfront staff prepa Coconut historic, Curry scenic Sauce. SantaOpen Barbara Harbor . 2982 ½ Cliff Drive, 898-2628 ill deck. Sample our Clam Chowder from 11am A favorite locals and tourists. Serving (At Hendry’s Beach, Mon.-Sat. from 11:30am & of seven nights tHe fIsHouse 013 Chowderfest winner), while overbreakfast, lunch and dinner daily from Arguably the most beautiful restaurant from 5pm. $$/FB 1017 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 966-2112 oking setting the harbor the shimmering AM. Award winning Clam Chowder, in Santaand Barbara, the Boathouse stella ls of Santa Barbara beyond. Fresh Local nightly specials, fresh seafood, steaks, sits on the sand at Hendry’s Beach, amidst thetropical code salads to fish getand more Los Pa h in season fromLarge the Fisherman’s Market Huge tank, sandwiches, a kid’sdisplay menu50 forkitchen, the bluffs. beachside patio with Scan t stepsgiant away--try White Sea Bass! Full information, see photos, mariners. $$/BW fire pit,theinside/outside bar with Overlooki fireyour pit,little oceanfront location, patio dining, r featuring Chuck’s original Mai-Tai’s; get updates and check-out innovative cocktails & an extensive wine 199 list. since (Continued on page 42) er and ­3wine list with many local favor- the 8 In Opal its tenRestaurant years of operation, the FisHouse & greenhous s, including our own Syrah made by the

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Live Music Wednesday to Saturday from 5:30pm


Happy Hour Weekdays 3 to 6:30



CaSa BlanCa reSTauranT & CanTina Where All Your Senses Come Alive!


he beautiful exterior of Casa Blanca Restaurant and Cantina is just the beginning for diners entering Santa Barbara’s hottest new Mexican Restaurant-rivaled only by the wondrous interior created by local renowned architect Jeff Shelton that includes such features as a solid black Acacia hand carved bar, hand blown glass bulbs hanging from the ceiling and 5,000 square feet of custom designed cement tile. While soaking in the magnificent surroundings either on the warmly lit fire warmed patio or spectacular dining room, one discovers that this is not just a pretty package - the best reason to visit is Chef Daniel Ibarra’s delicious and creative cuisine being created in the spacious display kitchen. Mexican classics like chile rellenos, tamales and fajitas, as well as specialties like the Nopales Cactus slow roasted chipotle pork and Aztec Carne asada. If Tequila is your thing, Casa Blanca is heaven on earth for you. Nearly 200 varieties stock the bar (don’t try them all in one night) and try 40 ­40

them in an ingenious cocktail list that includes fresh prickly pear, cucumber or blood orange margaritas, fresh grapefruit palomas and white wine and fresh fruit sangria. Local favorites include the all-you-can-eat Taco Tuesdays from 5 to closing and the popular Brunch from 10-2 on Saturday and Sunday. With a bar and dining patio, large lounge area, booth and table seating as well as private dining area for events, Casa Blanca has become a Santa Barbara icon. Located on the corner of State and Gutierrez Streets, the central downtown location is ideal to take a State Street stroll from after dinner if you happen to eat a little bit too much. Close to theatres, the beach, shopping and with lots of available parking in the area Casa Blanca is a must eat on any visitor or locals calendar. Open weekdays starting at 11 for lunch, 5 for dinner, with Happy Hour Monday Saturday 3-close and all day Sunday. Located at 330 State Street at the corner of State & Gutierrez, (805) 845-8966

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Award-Winning Food That’s Good for You (Est. 1993)

he Natural Café is a great place rice, wrapped in a whole wheat chapati to people watch right in the heart topped with ranchero sauce, cheese, sour of Old Town Santa Barbara on cream and guacamole; the award-winning treet. The Natural Café is the most popuCabo Fish Tacos with sautéed halibut in ural food restaurant and juice bar in Santa chunky salsa on corn tortillas with cheese a and has received ous awards includeing voted “Best or Patio Dining,” Health Food,” “Best ” and “Best Fish nd Veggie Burger” nta Barbara. This g cafe offers a huge on of healthy foods sonable prices to ze your taste buds. joy lunch or dinner days a week on the Enjoy the Award-Winning Health Food at Natural Café h-tiled patio right State Street or in the high ceiling interior topped with shredded carrot, cabbage and BROPHY SEAFOOD and the and delicious & innovative cuisine ardwood floors andBROS local art. The extenlime, served with beans rice if you like; created in the enu offers vegetarian entrees as wellBAR as RESTAURANT & CLAM and, the Mount Fuji Stir Fry spacious with mari-display kitchen at fried Santa favorite Mexican n, fish,Santa pastas,Barbara pizza, sandwiches, nated chicken stir withBarbara’s fresh seasoned Harbor, 119soups Harbor Way, restaurant. Entrees like Nopales Cactus, lads –966-4418 all prepared with fresh locally vegetables in a ginger-soy sauce served over • Ventura Harbor, slow roasted chipotle pork & Azte Carne ingredients. steamed brown rice. 1559 Spinnaker Drive, 639-0865 Asada sureoffers to please. oose from a dozen great salads like The Natural Caféarealso a kidsEnjoy lunch & from 11am rilled Chicken Caesar mixed with menu, a juice dinner bar withdaily smoothies, shakes with Happy Both croutons, the Santaparmesan Barbara cheese and Ventura locao, avocado, Mon.-Sat. and fresh juices,Hour a dessert case with 3pm-close generous and all day tions areand legendary purveyors seaaesar dressing topped with grilled of fresh Sunday. All-you-can-eat sized fresh baked goodies, and a generousTaco Tuesdays foodinina light a fun,marinade. lively atmosphere beau-of local n tenders Try our with fromwines 5pm and and microbrews. Sat. & Sun. brunch from selection of the mountains harbor. pizza tiful made views with whole wheat crust and andHere’s 10am. Whether dining on the patio or to your health! Choose your hearts, spot - sit the full length barthem inside, chicken, artichoke jackatcheese Blanca a joy for all the Visit on theirCasa website for ismore omemade pesto or perhaps facing the sauce view and the clamour bar, grab a win- andsenses. information nine $$/FB locations serving the s charbroiled turkey topped with either dow and leanburger in or sit at a table inside Tri-Counties: onion,orlettuce sprouts is on welcome a whole at Brophy out. and Everyone CHUCK’S OF HAWAII bun.The Natural Genuine-Locally Café also offers delec508 State Street, Santa Barbara Brothers. Owned-Casual. 3888 State St., 687-4417 ntrees Santa like theBarbara popularisBuddha Burrito 6990 Market Place Drive, open daily from 11:00amCelebrating Goleta 51 years of excellence, feawith sautéed veggies, pinto beans and 361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara turing award-winning steaks, wines & 10pm. Ventura is open Sun.-Thu 11amseafood. Voted Best Steaks in Santa 9pm and Fri.-Sat. 11am-10pm. $$$/FB Barbara; Winner, Award of Excellence from the Wine Spectator since 1989. A CASA BLANCA RESTAURANT & variety of fresh fish & seafood available CANTINA daily and featuring Santa Barbara’s first 330 State St., 845-8966 & freshest salad bar included with all dinner entrees. $$$/FB The beautiful exterior of Casa Blanca is


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B e n c h m a rk Santa Barbara’s Pre-Post Show Destination

101 East Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara, CA (805) 966-2112 Open 7 days a week Now Serving Sunday Brunch

- Serving finest seafood anywhere From exotic distant nets to the freshest local catch

BenChmarK eatery

Simple and honest product with a genuine commitment to serve


ocated in the heart and soul of Santa Barbara’s business and cultural arts district at the corner of State and Anapamu streets, BENCHMARK eatery is focused on delivering valuedriven dishes and generous cocktails in a comfortable environment. The price point and atmosphere are intended to be approachable for every demographic. With a 360-degree bar, the popular restaurant has become the go-to spot for pre- and post-show dining and special events like the Summer Solstice, Old Spanish Days Fiesta and Holiday parades. BENCHMARK is centrally located in the Arts District, directly across from the Art Museum and the Granada Theater, and a short walk from the Ensemble and Arlington Theaters. Individuals, couples, families, locals and/or tourists will all find Santa Barbara’s BENCHMARK eatery to be a solid representation of the surrounding community. BENCHMARK has made every ­44 32

effort to create an environment where there is something for everyone, including forced interaction by manipulating seating to engage patrons, staff and passers-by, mirroring the philosophy of co-owner John Bennett, whose Genuine Restaurant Concepts mantra is the foundation for the success of the family’s seven distinct and popular restaurants in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Goleta. BENCHMARK’s dishes range from Braised Short Ribs to Burrata to Fish Tacos. The drink menu allows customers to have anything from an Artisan cocktail to a local micro-beer or a glass of local wine. Happy Hour happens daily from 4pm-6pm with an ample variety of craft beers, fine wines and other adult beverages. BENCHMARK eatery is open Sunday-Wednesday, 11:30am-9pm and Thursday-Saturday, 11:30am-10pm. Visit or call (805) 845-2600.


Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, Kabobs, Shakes, Kids Menu

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Purveyors of Fresh Seafood

Award-Winning Wine list

Full Bar * Martini Menu Private Banquet Room with Custom Menus Catering * Take-out

A popular local’s favorite, opal restaurant and bar infuses an Eclectic California Cuisine with creative influences from around the World. 1325 State Street Next to the Arlington Theatre Open Daily 966-9676

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hether you start with a leisurely stroll along Santa Barbara’s beautiful breakwater or enjoy it after, you’ll want to make sure your visit includes a stop at the breakwater restaurant. Sitting on the large comfortable patio you’ll overlook gently rocking boats, hear the distant sound of sea lions calling to one another and witness multitudes of graceful sea birds. All of this while enjoying a satisfying meal that will make you want to return time and again. man Experience nature’s glory from golden sunrise to the majestic colors of sunset. Early bird specials are available at dinner as well as a special menu for your little mariners. Start your day with an ever popular breakfast. Three egg omelets will give you a filling start. Sunrise, California, Meat, Fresh Spinach and Italian are but a few of the omelet selections available. Other breakfast favorites such as Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine, Waffles, Pancakes and French Toast are on the menu. Lunch time brings Breakwater’s award winning Clam Chowder, famous Fish and Chips, hearty sandwiches and generous entrée salads. Looking over the lunch menu you’ll find old time favorites like the Club, Tuna Melt and the BLT. Their Rueben 48 44 ­48

is made with delicious home cooked corned beef, and there’s still more to be discovered. Scrumptious salads include traditional Crab or Shrimp Louie’s, Cobb and Chef or enjoy a flavorful Chicken Fajita salad. Flavorful fresh local fish dishes are available both lunch and dinner. Breakwater’s dinner menu has many satisfying choices. You’ll find chicken, seafood, steaks and pastas. For example there is Chicken Piccata, a choice Sirloin Steak and center cut Pork Chops. A very popular choice for both lunch and dinner are the Fish Tacos. For dessert there is a variety of delicious ice cream flavors and pies. Their ice cream cone sign has become a local landmark; many stop by to get an ice cream cone to take on their walk along the breakwater. Breakwater also features a list of select wines and beers to be enjoyed while taking in the ambience of the harbor. You’ll find the Breakwater Restaurant at the scenic Santa Barbara Harbor, 107 Harbor Way. 805-965-1557. sbbreakwater. com. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week. Celebrate your special occasion with the Breakwater! Group accommodations available.

Casual Takeout

Serving the Waterfront

Genuine ❱ Local ❰ Casual

Santa Barbara’s Original Diner ❱ ❰ Serving Breakfast & Lunch Daily

Dining lunch,” “best health food,” and “best fish taco,” the Natural Café offers natural pastas, sandwiches & burgers, as well as fresh local fish, homemade soups, salads and wholesome burritos. Voted “best outdoor patio dining,” the downtown State Street location is a fun place to people watch while you dine! $/B&W Enjoy Cedar-Planked Fresh Atlantic Salmon at The Harbor Restaurant

THE FISHOUSE 101 E. Cabrillo Blvd., 966-2112 Huge tropical fish tank, display kitchen, fire pit, oceanfront location, patio dining, innovative cocktails & an extensive wine list - the FisHouse is second to none in Santa Barbara’s rich tradition of great seafood. Locally owned & operated by the same family that brought you the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company, the FisHouse offers specialties like Macadamia Nut Sea Bass and old favorites like local lobster. Open Mon.-Sat. for lunch & dinner from 11:15am, Sunday Brunch at 10am & Happy Hour Mon.-Thu 4pm-close, Fri.4pm-8pm, Sat. 11:30-5pm and all day Sunday. $$/FB THE NATURAL CAFÉ 508 State St., Santa Barbara 962-9494 361 Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara 563-1163 6990 Market Place Drive, Goleta 685-2039 968 Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village 449-0099 698 Higuera St., San Luis Obispo 546-9200 Consistently voted by locals as the “best ­50

ON THE ALLEY Santa Barbara Harbor, 117 Harbor Way, 962-6315 • 7038 Marketplace Drive at Camino Real Marketplace, 845-8096 Owned and operated by Brophy Bros., purveyors of fresh seafood, both locations serve honest and simple food items with a genuine commitment to service. Perfect take-out for the beach, a quick breakfast, lunch or dinner. Genuine-Locally Owned-Casual. The Santa Barbara location is open Sun.Thu 6:30am-6pm and Fri.-Sat. 6:30am7pm. Our Goleta location is open Sun.Thu 7am-8pm and Fri.-Sat. 7am-8:30pm. $$/B&W SANTA BARBARA SHELLFISH COMPANY 230 Stearns Wharf, 966-6676 This place is for the real shellfish lovers! On any given day you can find live local lobster, Maine lobster, local rock crab, California King crab, ridgeback shrimp, abalone & all varieties of delicacies from the sea. Pick your favorite (or two) & watch as the expert staff prepares it for you to order. Open daily from 11am. $$$/B&W

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tep inside and instantly, everything feels right. Harry’s chefs are preparing steaming hot dishes before your eyes. You’re seated in a deep red leather booth just as traditional bread and salsa appear without request. Hundreds of classic photos of the characters that make up Santa Barbara’s rich history adorn the walls. There’s a friendly buzz about the place.

Order the thickest steak in town or a heaping plate of homemade spaghetti. Enjoy it all with Santa Barbara’s most generous cocktail, served with a smile. Harry Davis created this comfortable


feeling fifty years ago in 1968, and partners John Scott and Dave Perry, owners since 2002, perfected it. For lunch, Harry’s Plaza Café’s signature dish is the widely popular Omaha, a perfectly prepared tri-tip served open face on sourdough bread with au jus and horseradish. A side of homemade cole slaw accompanies this classic. The extensive lunch menu also features pasta specialties, hot sandwiches and Harry’s famous dips. For dinner, Harry’s charcoal broiler features a tempting selection of the finest prime meats, served with all the trimmings, including homemade spaghetti. Try Harry’s 16 oz. New York USDA Prime, or the surf and turf combination. The dinner menu also includes seafood specialties such as scampi and fish n’ chips, and pasta favorites include ravioli with meat sauce. For dessert, make sure you have a friend to share Harry’s Plaza Café’s nine-scoop banana split with all the fixings. Enjoy Harry’s for lunch, dinner or a just a quick stop to their inviting bar for a delicious appetizer and hearty cocktail. Harry’s Plaza Café, celebrating forty years, where everyone is treated like a local . . . and the locals are wild about Harry’s. Harry’s Plaza Café, 3313 State Street, Santa Barbara, at the corner of Las Positas and State Street in the Loreto Plaza. For reservations, 687-2800. Sunday through Thursday, 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am – Midnight.

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Points of interest EL PRESIDIo DE SANTA BARBARA HISToRIC PARK The Presidio includes buildings that were part of the last Spanish military outpost in the New World. The chapel contains restored 18th century decorations. 123 E. Canon Perdido St. 966-0719. 1

KARPELES MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY Collection of prized manuscripts & rare documents. 21 W. Anapamu St. 962-5322. 2

SANTA BARBARA CoUNTY CoURTHoUSE Timeless Spanish-Moorish masterpieces with colorful corridors, historic mural room, 85 ft. observation tower. Great views from the clock tower. 1100 Anacapa St. 962-6464. 3

SANTA BARBARA HISToRICAL MUSEUM Charming adobe complex, built in 1817, houses one of the finest collections of regional history in California. 136 E. De La Guerra St. 966-1601. 4

SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM oF ART One of the nation’s outstanding regional museums with important holdings of American, 19th century French and Asian art. 1130 State St. 963-4364. 5

STEARNS WHARF & TY WARNER SEA CENTER Oldest operating wharf on the West coast with ships and eateries. The Sea Center offers a glimpse into marine life that inhabits the Santa Barbara Channel and includes displays dedicated to the preservation of rare and endangered species and habitat types. At the foot of State St. 564-5518 & 962-9111. 6

ARLINGToN CENTER FoR THE PERFoRMING ARTS Originally built in 1875 the interior contains a mock Spanish village. Curved ceiling is “star studded” and creates an outdoor illusion. 1317 State St. 7

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8 GRANADA THEATRE For over 70 years the historic Granada Theatre has been the premiere center of entertainment for the entire Central Coast. 1216 State St. 966-2324.

SANTA BARBARA Zoo Over 500 animals on over 30 scenic acres of a former beachside estate. 500 Ninos Dr. off Cabrillo Blvd. 962-5339. GANNA WALSKA LoTUSLAND A 37-acre botanical wonder containing subtropical & tropical plants from around the world. Located in Montecito, just east of Santa Barbara. Reservations required for tours from mid-Feb. thru Nov., (805) 969-9990.

SANTABARBARA BARBARA SANTA MARITIMEMUSEUM MUSEUM MARITIME HomeBarbara’s of the newest Point Conception Lighthouse Santa museum offers a vibrant First Orderof Fresnel Lens, the exploration our relationship withMaritime the sea. Museum state-of-the-art offers hands-on exhibits on Offering theatre presentations, shipwrecks,ofsurfing, diving, the Channel, hundreds exhibits, and oil, a unique museand store. more.InFive daily films and a Children’s um Santa Barbara’s working harbor, Gallery provide fun for all ages. 113 Harbor Way. 962-8404. SANTA BARBARA MISSIoN “Queen of the Missions” is 10th of the California missions established in 1786 by Spanish Franciscans. Gift shop. Daily from 9am-5pm. 2201 Laguna St. 682-4713. BoTANIC GARDEN Over 1,000 plants in a wide variety of habitats. 1212 Mission Canyon Rd. 682-4726. SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM oF NATURAL HISToRY Nationally renowned museum specializing in North American West Coast and California natural history. Special theme exhibits. 2559 Puesta del Sol Rd. 682-4711.

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Sandpiper golf CluB Extraordinary Golf Experiences & Ocean Views!


erched majestically on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, just north of downtown Santa Barbara, you’ll find a true championship course known as one of the best golf facilities in California. Sandpiper Golf Club designed by William F. Bell in 1972, is an inspiring combination of challenge and beauty that was named by Golf Digest as one of the top 25 public golf courses in the country. Measuring over 7,000 yards from the back tees with a championship rating of 74.5, this par 72 course with mature, wooded fairways, undulating terrain and challenging greens attracts players of all skill levels and has tested the abilities of PGA and LPGA players alike, playing host to several professional tournaments including The PGA Tour Tournament Players Series, The LPGA Tour Santa Barbara Women’s Open and the prestigious final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School. While the front nine is slightly longer and more challenging than the back, the stretch of holes on the bluffs along the ocean are truly extraordinary. The 11th hole, a 224-yard par 3, drops dramatically from tee to green and offers spectacular views of the scenic Santa Barbara coast. The ocean also comes into play on the par-5 13th; this challenging hole offers a panoramic view of the coastline and the Channel Islands. “The ocean and mountain views are breathtaking and the golf course conditions are superb”, says Director of Golf, Kyle Oliver. “Our main goal at Sandpiper is to provide all of our guests with a level of service that compliments a world class golf experience”. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown and the Santa Barbara Airport off Hwy 101 at the Winchester Canyon Road exit, Sandpiper combines a tradition of championship golf and spectacular surroundings with a full range of services that include an experienced and courteous staff, ocean view practice facility, Titleist rental clubs packages, PGA instruction and an award winning golf shop. Sandpiper also offers a restaurant that serves signature breakfast, lunch, and cocktails options. For more information visit ­660 0 60 60

Public Golf Courses GLEN ANNIE GOLF CLUB 405 Glen Annie Road – 18 Holes Goleta • 968-6400 HIDDEN OAKS GOLF COURSE 4760G Calle Camarada – 9 Holes Santa Barbara • 967-3493 RIVER COURSE AT THE ALISAL 150 Alisal Road – 18 Holes Solvang • 688-6042 SANDPIPER GOLF CLUB 7925 Hollister Avenue – 18 Holes Goleta • 968-1541 LA PURISMA 3455 State Hwy. 246 – 18 Holes Lompoc• 735-8395 RANCHO SAN MARCOS GOLF COURSE 4600 Hwy. 154 – 18 Holes Santa Barbara • 683-6334

SANTA BARBARA GOLF CLUB 3500 McCaw Avenue – 18 Holes Santa Barbara • 687-7087 TWIN LAKES GOLF COURSE 6034 Hollister Avenue – 9 Holes Goleta • 964-1414 ­61

MOXI: Sparking a lasting passion for innovation!


OXI is the city’s newest destination for families and curious minds of all ages. The hands-on science museum is a place where you can explore and discover new things about the world around you, ask questions, seek answers, and have a blast doing so. Come ready to play throughout all three floors filled with 17,000 square feet of interactive experiences in science and creativity. On the first floor, there are the areas dedicated to Sound, Fantastic Forces, and Tech, including MOXI’s own dedicated makerspace called the Innovation Workshop. The second floor features Light, Speed and Interactive Media, including a small black box theater which houses a variety of rotating exhibitions and shows. The third floor is home to the rooftop Levinson Family Sky Garden and features exhibits that take advantage of the natural elements and stunning views of the mountains, harbor, and Stearns Wharf. MOXI is a place where fun comes first and learning happens in active, exciting, and unexpected ways. Create sound effects for popular movies, build and test a race car, or paint with light – you can do it all at MOXI. Keep an eye out for the museum’s floor staff, known as Sparks, who are there to ignite that learning by sparking your curiosity and creativity. They’re the ones in the blue shirts and will encourage you to experiment, observe, explore, discover, question, make and design. MOXI is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check the website for any special hours and holiday closures. General admission is $15 for adults (age 13 and up), and $10 for children age 3-12. Children 2 and under are admitted for free. One ticket gets you access to all MOXI has to offer. Located at 125 State Street,, 805-770-5000. ­62

Calendar of Events MAY May 25 CHUMASH CASINO Presents county music legends, Sawyer Brown. Visit for tickets & information. May 26-28 I MADONARRI wonderfully talented artists, young & old, display their art in chalk on the grounds of the Santa Barbara Mission. Food, music & entertainment for all. Visit Thru May 27 SANTA BARBARA MUSEUM OF ART Presents Crosscurrent: The Painted Portrait in America, Britain & France (1750-1850) Before the invention of photography, portraits were the most coveted means of commemorating important members of society. This exhibition, drawn exclusively from the permanent collection, explores American, British & French portraitists from the Colonial period through the Industrial Revolution. And don’t miss a visit to the children’s gallery, café & gift store. Open Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm & 11am-8pm Thursdays.

JUNE Jun 1 CHUMASH CASINO Presents Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! Visit for tickets & information.

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Calendar of Events parade participants; drum circles, beer & wine garden, food, arts & crafts & entertainment galore. This is a must see! Visit Jun 30 SANTA BARBARA WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL AT THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Sip & savor tastings from 50 premier Central Coast wineries complemented by savory & sweet bites from more than 30 top local food purveyors.

JULY Jul 4 ART SHOW AT THE SANTA BARBARA MISSION One of a kind art, music & food. Admission & parking are free! Jul 4 CELEBRATE THE 4 IN SANTA BARBARA! Festivities at the Santa Barbara Waterfront & Stearns Wharf including favorite food vendors, live music, face painting & fun for the whole family. Parade begins at 1pm at Micheltorena St. & proceeds down State St. to Cota. At 5pm go to the Courthouse Sunken Gardens & enjoy an afternoon of patriotic favorites, light classics & a touch of jazz performed by the Santa Barbara Symphony. End your day back at the beach for spectacular fireworks.

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Jul 4 INDEPENDENCE DAY IN SOLVANG! Parade, food & fun for all followed by fireworks at the Sant Ines Mission grounds in Solvang. ­64

Jul 14-15 ANNUAL FRENCH FESTIVAL! Don’t mss this annual 2-day favorite featuring amazing food, pastries, French beer & wine, over 40 great accts on the stages, a poodle parade, accordion contest, hot jazz, African drumming, arts & crafts & ooh la la! Oak Park, 11am-7pm. Jul 27 CHUMASH CASINO Presents the fabulous Patti LaBelle! Visit for tickets & information. Jul 28 18th ANNUAL ‘WOODIES AT THE BEACH’ The ‘Best of the Best’ Woodie Wagons from all over the Western

United States on the west lawn of Santa Barbara City College, overlooking the Pacific. Jul 28-29 ANNUAL GREEK FESTIVAL Opa! This classic Santa Barbara tradition is a mainstay with locals & visitors. Authentic Greek cuisine, beer & wine, arts & crafts & so much more. Oak Park, 11m-7pm.

AUGUST Aug 1-5 OLD SPANISH DAYS FIESTA! This can’t-miss, must-see annual celebration commences with La Fiesta Pequena Wed. at the S.B. Mission 8pm; Fiesta Mercados open daily from 11am-11pm at De la Guerra Plaza & McKenzie Park featuring the areas best foods, art & crafts, entertainment; the World’s Largest Equestrian Parade (600 horses!) on Fri from State St. & Cabrillo Blvd. to Sola St.; Las Noches de la Ronda at the Courthouse Sunken Gardens Thur-Sat 8pm; & Children’s Fiesta Parade on State St. Sat morning. All events & sites are free to the public. Visit for further information. Aug 10 THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER Grab your girlfriends for the ultimate ladies night out with Australia’s hottest export! Visit for tickets & information.


ONGOING ACTIVITIES WHALE WATCHING Whale watching aboard the Condor Express. Witness gray whales & humpbacks Dec-Apr; humpbacks & blue whales May-Nov. Call 882-0088 or toll free (888) 77-WHALE.


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VISITOR INFORMATION Santa Barbara Visitor Center 1 Garden Street  (805) 965-3021 Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau (805) 966-9222

HOSPITAL Goleta Valley CottageHospital 351 S. Patterson (805) 682-7111 Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital Pueblo at Bath Street (805) 682-7111


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