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Day Tripping: Hearst Castle


No visit to the Central California Coast is complete without a stop and a tour at one of its most striking, and over-the-top opulent, landmarks: Hearst Castle, the legendary (and eponymous) estate of 20th century newspaper giant William Randolph Hearst.

Solvang Third Wednesday


Yes, we know today is only the second Wednesday of the month, but we’re telling you this bit of news now to give you ample time — a week, in fact — to clear your calendar and make plans to

Day Tripping: OstrichLand USA


Looking for something fun, unusual, quirky even, to do while visiting the Buellton/Solvang area? Then we have the perfect day trip destination to add to your itinerary: OstrichLand USA. Seriously — OstrichLand USA has become a Central Coast landmark, and

Old Mission Santa Barbara


For most Californians, it’s pretty much a rite of passage to make what’s unofficially known as “The Missions Tour,” whereby families pile into their respective cars and minivans and retrace the string of religious and military outposts built throughout California

Bicycling, Wine Tasting and Reliving …


Pedaling through the postcard-perfect landscapes of California’s Central Coast … sampling Pinot Noir and other varietals at some of the region’s finest wineries …  and retracing the hilarious misadventures of Jack and Miles from the 2004 classic Sideways. Sounds like

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