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The Western US On more of the relaxation end of the entertainment spectrum, your guests will want to take a Santa Barbara Trolley tour, with stops at Stearns Wharf, the West Coast’s oldest operating wharf; Mission Santa Barbara; the architecturally exquisite Spanish-Moorish Santa Barbara County Courthouse; the Andree Clark Bird Refuge, a 42-acre saltwater marsh; and other points of interest.

Working with an officiant with whom you are comfortable is essential, and you’ll find yourself immediately at ease with Alma Rose Middleton, owner of Weddings by the Sea. Alma explains that she is a non-denominational minister/ officiant, not discriminating against any faith, culture, or lifestyle. Although she has an affinity for beachside weddings, as you might guess from the name of her company, Alma is enthusiastic about a wedding in any setting. Your Santa Barbara Weekend In Santa Barbara the problem of boredom will never arise for your guests. In fact, the only problem will be deciding among the dozens of exciting activities the city offers. Your more adventurous guests will want to explore the Santa Barbara Sailing Center’s resources: sailing lessons, whale watching, kayak excursions. Or, they might like a very unique type of wine tasting experience, biking with Santa Barbara Wine Country Cycling Tours from vintner to vintner through the gentle wine country region. For a different type of adventure, the Chumash Casino, just north of

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The chic intimate dining space at the Orchid Inn epitomizes the revival of classic fused with modern influences, which give the property its unique style and atmosphere.

Santa Barbara, provides free transportation to and from area hotels.

Another way to indulge in all Santa Barbara has to offer is the Segway. Rentals are available at Segway of Santa Barbara, an ideal means to see the sights, including the 65-acre Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, with more than 1,000 species of native plants and miles of hiking trails; and Alice Keck Park, featuring botanic gardens and Koi- and turtle-filled lily ponds. There are countless museums, including the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, and on Sunday mornings, your guests will enjoy the traditional “Sunday morning stroll” along Cabrillo Boulevard, to dine and explore the blocks-long beach-side display of works by local artisans. And for the shoppers among your guests, Santa Barbara has it all, both along State Street

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