Guide to Exploring Santa Barbara with Kids: From Tots to Preteens

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Travel Guide Santa Barbara, 2008 - Amusements - 224 pages
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Here is your complete reference to family-friendly beaches & parks, attractions, events, shops, hotels and restaurants in Santa Barbara and beyond. This handy guide makes it easy to plan an enjoyable hour, day, or weekend with the kids. Whether you are a parent living in Santa Barbara or just visiting, this book is for you. You will find detailed coverage on:- The best beaches and most scenic parks for children;- Coastal activities such as kayaking, snorkeling, jet-skiing, sailing and whale-watching;- Outdoor adventures and hikes that the kids will love;- Suggested Santa Barbara tours that the whole family will enjoy;- Historical attractions and museums that cater to family visits;- Kid-friendly establishments, restaurants and lodging;- A full range of shopping for tots to preteens;- Ideas for day trips and overnighters from San Luis Obispo down to Los Angeles and Orange County.
 

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Contents

About Santa Barbara
17
Weather
20
Santa Barbara Neighborhoods
21
Neighboring Communities
23
Transportation
25
Emergency Contacts
29
Local Attractions
31
Historical Attractions
32
Kayaking
98
Private Charters
99
Camping and Cabins
100
Kid Friendly Establishments
107
Informal Sit Down
112
Upscale
118
Treats and Sweets
120
Delivery
122

Educational Exploration
35
Museums
39
Fun In The Sun
41
Energetic Outlets
45
Arts and Crafts
48
Theater
50
The Great Outdoors
53
Park Playgrounds
54
Beach Playgrounds
58
The Best Beaches
60
Tide Pools
62
Outdoor Adventures with Short Strolls
66
Hikes
76
Short Hikes from Park Playgrounds
77
Beachside Hikes
81
Inland Hikes
84
Lessons and Rentals
89
Horses
90
Surf
91
Boats Kayaks Scuba Fishing
92
Tours
94
Outdoor Wilderness and Adventure
95
Santa Barbara Harbor
96
Whale Watching
97
Places to Shop
123
Clothing Accessories
125
Baby Gear and Furniture
130
Toys Art Games
131
Shopping Malls
134
Places to Sleep
135
Resorts
140
Ranch Style Lodging
142
Special Services for Parents
143
Seasonal Festivals and Activities
147
Day and Overnight Trips from Santa Barbara
199
Santa Maria
202
South of Santa Barbara
203
Oxnard
204
Fillmore Along Hwy 126
205
Moorpark
206
Overnight Trips
207
Orange County
209
San Luis Obispo
210
Local Web Resources
213
Index
215
About the Author
224
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