Drifting from Dawn to Dusk in Santa Barbara
Southern California Life Magazine » Destinations & Landmarks
by Niki Chopra Richardson
5M ago
BY NIKI CHOPRA RICHARDSON SANTA BARBARA HAS LONG BEEN THE PLAYGROUND OF JETSETTERS AND BUDGET TRAVELERS. CALLED THE AMERICAN RIVIERA, AND AN EASY DAY JAUNT UP THE 101 FREEWAY FROM LOS ANGELES, IT IS HOME TO RESTAURANTS AND BARS FOR EVERY PALATE AND POCKETBOOK. WHEN STAYING IN SANTA BARBARA, consider an overnight stay in one of the many boutique hotels that can put you within walking distance of State Street, the heart of the city’s entertainment, retail and food. Since the pandemic, this main promenade has seen a rise in patio dining options for nearly every restaurant in the three... The post ..read more
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Best SoCal Poolside Paradises for a Splashy Summer
Southern California Life Magazine » Destinations & Landmarks
by Monique Reidy
5M ago
After a record-breaking year of rain, summer is almost here and Angelenos are ready to park it poolsideand soak up some much-needed sun this season. Whether you’re looking for a solo, peaceful afternoonworking on your tan or gathering spot with friends for a weekend celebration, it’s almost time to takeadvantage of some of Los Angeles’ best year-round swimming pools from beachside hotspots to citysideescapes – Dive into Summer at DTLA’s Urban Oasis, Hotel Figueroa Ready, set, dive! This summer, guests and Angelenos alike can dive into the world of SCUBA at DTLA’surban ..read more
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Costa Mesa The Artsy Capital of Southern California
Southern California Life Magazine » Destinations & Landmarks
by Monique Reidy
5M ago
Costa Mesa can be safely described as a region that offers something for everyone. From the best in shopping to the range of dining and entertainment options, this is the place to be for a fun-filled summer getaway. From its street art to its theater district, Costa Mesa, located in the heart of Orange County, has clearly earned its designation as the City of the Arts®. The area is easy to navigate and a drive through town will lead visitors past inspiring sculptures and illustrated murals, as the sound of outdoor performers entertaining a dinner crowd chimes in the air. ... The post Cost ..read more
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Discovering Channel Islands National Park
Southern California Life Magazine » Destinations & Landmarks
by Linda Lang
5M ago
Just off the coast of Ventura is Channel Islands National Park, one of our richest, rarest national treasures.  Known as America’s Galapagos, the park’s five islands — Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, San Miguel, and Santa Barbara — are treasure troves of history and recreation. It also includes some 2,000 diverse animal and plant species, 145 of which exist nowhere else in the world. It has been home to the Chumash Indians for thousands of centuries and approximately 148 village sites have been found. These include 11 on Santa Cruz, eight on Santa Rosa, and two on San Miguel. The... The ..read more
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