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#2900105 - 01/17/19 08:08 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: NDG80]
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Yeah it's muddy on the trails. IMO Gaviota coastline smokes SB coast for scenery and it's more pristine, especially now with the hills being so green and creeks flowing. More rocky nooks and crannies and tide pools. You could get a few hours out of town and take advantage of this weekend's afternoon negative tides and walk the shore from Refugio towards El Cap and back, or bike it. There's a good bike path on the bluff to El Cap. El Cap Canyon can be a nice stop (they have food, wine, massage, views, etc).

Weird find while measuring distance in google maps:
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#2900115 - 01/17/19 08:38 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: Duffy]
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Originally Posted By: Duffy
Los Agaves

El Sitio

Lillys

Arigato

Sakana

PM me if you want. I live downtown. 5 minute walk from State.

Btw, chances are your Airbnb host is breaking the law. Almost all short term rentals in SB are illegal.


thanks man, thats a nice list to sort through.

Might shoot you a message. Crazy about the airbnb's being illegal there's a ton of em up there. As long as I got a place to stay - not really my concern.

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#2900139 - 01/17/19 09:55 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: NDG80]
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Ditto on Breakfast lower west side of Chapala for coffee and such.

https://viamaestra42.com for Italian on Upper State near Loretto Plaza

Also in Loretto is Harry's in the corner for old school bar and restaurant sorta similar to Joe's on lower State.

Bouschon Restaurant....for the best high end experience.

Campus Point @ UCSB, the parking lot next to the cliff....for the best flat earth views (low budget if you just take a quick look roflmao)

Otherwise....all the other recommendations are really solid.

Enjoy....but stay off my lawn.
cheers

PS: Early to https://www.renaudsbakery.com for their warm Almond Croisaant and such....this is a MUST! Good food too....lunch option. There's one next to Harrys.


Edited by Bohter (01/17/19 10:07 PM)
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#2900150 - 01/17/19 10:33 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: _____]
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Originally Posted By: _____
Yeah it's muddy on the trails. IMO Gaviota coastline smokes SB coast for scenery and it's more pristine, especially now with the hills being so green and creeks flowing. More rocky nooks and crannies and tide pools. You could get a few hours out of town and take advantage of this weekend's afternoon negative tides and walk the shore from Refugio towards El Cap and back, or bike it. There's a good bike path on the bluff to El Cap. El Cap Canyon can be a nice stop (they have food, wine, massage, views, etc).

Weird find while measuring distance in google maps:
airplane


Family is in town this weekend, man. Might head up your way to do just that. I'll let you know. Wife and kiddos would be stoked to see Uncle ______
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#2900166 - 01/17/19 11:02 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: NDG80]
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Poison Oaks will be as big as it can take it and beautiful.
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#2900178 - 01/17/19 11:56 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: NDG80]
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You've got some pretty good rec's already.

Hiking and mountain biking will be super slick and massive mud. Not worth it.
Surf might be good if you don't mind ear infections - water is chocolate milk and disgusting. Creeks are flowing heavily and bringing down all kinds of homeless shit and piss and dead animals and motor oil and it's just gross.

Some places the wife and I like, in no particular order:

Los Agaves: A++ Mexican, long lines
Arigato: Great sushi, long lines
Shintori: Nice little sushi joint out of the tourist area
Lure: Seafood
Chuck's: Steaks (also: Jill's Place)
ViaMaestra42: Italian hole-in-the-wall
Arnoldi's: Old-school Italian
Harry's: Amazingly strong drinks, great SB history, comfort food. Joe's is the tourist version.
Lizard's Mouth - beer (also Fig Mtn - beer with a scene, and Topa Topa/Lama Dog, slightly less of a scene).
Red Piano is a bar scene for grownups.
A few industrial beer joints out in the Goodland like Capt. Fattys, Draughtsman, and M-Special.
A million wine tasting joints in the Funk Zone, party scene.
More chill wine tasting and killer scenery is SY Valley/Los Olivos.
Drive to the top of Gibraltar/East Camino Cielo for killer views.
Sunset from the wall at Butterfly Beach.
Sunrise from SBCC West Campus.
Coffee from the French Press.
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#2900179 - 01/18/19 12:00 AM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: NDG80]
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Haven't been up there in ages...solid surf moving in but probably messy with lots of runoff...may clean up some? Don't know any sightseeing stuff except the 200 year old Moreton Bay Fig Ficus tree by the bus station. Huell Howser did a show on it and a few of the other iconic old trees in California some time ago.

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#2900181 - 01/18/19 12:02 AM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: Bob]
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Originally Posted By: Bob
Poison Oaks will be as big as it can take it and beautiful.

shameonyou
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#2900183 - 01/18/19 12:06 AM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: youcantbeserious]
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Originally Posted By: youcantbeserious


Family is in town this weekend, man. Might head up your way to do just that. I'll let you know. Wife and kiddos would be stoked to see Uncle ______


Hit me up if you do. The back hut is set up with all the trimmings, and I've got a day pass for your windshield at state parks if you need one for a day excursion, amigo!

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#2900500 - 01/18/19 04:15 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: Bob]
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Originally Posted By: Bob
Poison Oaks will probably be small and closed out and will make you want to drive off a cliff if you check it for years and years and it's always small and closed out.


Fixed it for you banghead banghead banghead banghead



Edited by Boneroni (01/18/19 04:21 PM)
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Don't stir the pot if you don't know the ingredient.

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I guess the ocean is always ready to kill someone for free. laugh

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#2900501 - 01/18/19 04:20 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: _____]
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Originally Posted By: _____
IMO Gaviota coastline smokes SB coast for scenery and it's more pristine, especially now with the hills being so green and creeks flowing. More rocky nooks and crannies and tide pools. You could get a few hours out of town and take advantage of this weekend's afternoon negative tides and walk the shore from Refugio towards El Cap and back, or bike it. There's a good bike path on the bluff to El Cap.


This so much this! It's god's country, especially after the rain.

PM me and I'll make you a map. After the high tides and big swell I bet theres some interesting stuff washed up along the beaches.

Should be a beautiful weekend and theres plenty of opportunity for non muddy walking up there if you want. In fact, I might plan a low tide dog walk for the family tomorrow....


Also, Groupon always has a TON of deals on message and other ladylike stuff.

https://www.groupon.com/deals/805-massage-1
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#2900502 - 01/18/19 04:21 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: Boneroni]
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Originally Posted By: Boneroni
Originally Posted By: Bob
will probably be small and closed out and will make you want to drive off a cliff if you check it for years and years and it's always small and closed.


Fixed it for you banghead banghead banghead banghead



I have surfed that place when it was heavy!

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#2900503 - 01/18/19 04:22 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: rice]
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Me too. Once, 7 years ago.

That's what keeps me coming back, but in 7 years I've NEVER gotten it good since.
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Don't stir the pot if you don't know the ingredient.

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I guess the ocean is always ready to kill someone for free. laugh

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#2900504 - 01/18/19 04:23 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: Boneroni]
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I've gotten it really good and non-scary several times. But, yeah, super fickle. Been a few years....

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#2900516 - 01/18/19 04:49 PM Re: Santa Barbara this weekend? [Re: rice]
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If you head North to Solvang eat breakfast at Ellen's and Goleta Agave has shorter line....
https://www.google.com/search?q=ellens+restaurant&oq=ellens+restaurant&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.14027j1j7&client=ms-android-samsung-ss&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8#trex=m_t:lcl_akp,rc_f:nav,rc_ludocids:3474459033699915707,rc_q:Ellen's%2520Danish%2520Pancake%2520House,ru_q:Ellen's%2520Danish%2520Pancake%2520House
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