Santa Barbara

Miss Daisy’s Consignment and Auction House

By Donna / March 11, 2022 / Comments Off on Miss Daisy’s Consignment and Auction House

On a typically beautiful Santa Barbara morning, with birds singing, blooming bougainvillea, and the smell of fresh coffee, going for a walk seemed like a great idea. I made my cup to go and decided to stroll through La Cumbre Plaza. Nearing the end of the mall, there was an energy that more than filled…

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Cold Spring Tavern

Cold Spring Tavern

By Donna / March 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Cold Spring Tavern

Long ago, Cold Spring Tavern was once a well-frequented stagecoach stop. Today, it is a rustic and extraordinary restaurant, offering a unique menu, fantastic food, and an experience that feels like a walk back in time to the old Wild West. It is only 20 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara, in the Los Padres National…

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El Capitan State Beach

By Donna / October 8, 2019 / Comments Off on El Capitan State Beach

There’s something refreshing and rewarding about falling asleep beneath the stars, while pebbles poking through your sleeping bag and gusts of wind that threaten to flatten your tent can’t negate that.  For my family, the allure of camping is heightened by the promise of waking up to the sound of waves breaking against the shore.…

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Live it Up With Lake Cachuma Camping

By Donna / September 25, 2019 / Comments Off on Live it Up With Lake Cachuma Camping

  One of the Keys 2 the Coast favorite places to camp is Lake Cachuma. Flanked by the gorgeous Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, Lake Cachuma is one of Santa Barbara County’s most popular recreation areas. Here, you’ll find everything you need for a relaxing and refreshing experience. Glimmering lake waters, mild temperatures, generally…

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Concert at Santa Barbara Bowl at night

Rock-and-Roll at the Santa Barbara Bowl

By Donna / June 26, 2019 / Comments Off on Rock-and-Roll at the Santa Barbara Bowl

We all have passions or things that make living fun, interesting, and even fascinating. Let’s face it; some of us are just all about seeking an adventure to distract us from the mundane things we need to do, including work, dishes and laundry . As you know from following this blog, we have a passion…

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Top 4 Places to go Camping in Santa Barbara County

By Donna / March 17, 2019 / Comments Off on Top 4 Places to go Camping in Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara has its fair share of spectacular hotels, that’s for sure, but there’s just something about sleeping under the stars. The crickets chirping, waves breaking on the shore, and that rustling in the woods which is probably just a rabbit but definitely sounds like a bear ― it’s the perfect recipe for some much-needed…

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Ritz-Carlton Bacara – Seaside Luxury in Santa Barbara

By Donna / September 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Ritz-Carlton Bacara – Seaside Luxury in Santa Barbara

Are you up for an adventure on the California Coast?  If you want to stay at the best beach property on the Central Coast, the Ritz-Carlton Bacara in Santa Barbara is a truly magnificent property that will not disappoint. Herve Humler, the co-founder of the Ritz-Carlton, has built a premier brand of over 100 hotels,…

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Top 5 Best Restaurants in Santa Barbara

By Donna / August 16, 2018 / Comments Off on Top 5 Best Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Keys 2 the Coast has chosen five of the best restaurants in Santa Barbara.  With over 300 restaurants in Santa Barbara, this was a deliciously difficult task for our trusted recreational foodies. Our methodology was to carefully select establishments that have gone the distance to delight locals and visitors, for many years.  A combination of delectable dishes, superior service, an inviting…

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Getaway to Goleta, CA

By Donna / February 9, 2018 / Comments Off on Getaway to Goleta, CA

Tourists are far more familiar with Santa Barbara and many people don’t know that the neighboring city of Goleta has much to offer. It is located 20 miles South of Solvang, and State Street’s main shopping and dining area in Santa Barbara is only 7 miles away. While exploring for Keys 2 the Coast, looking…

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What’s Brewing on the California Central Coast?

By Donna / October 27, 2017 / Comments Off on What’s Brewing on the California Central Coast?

  Breweries and Tap Rooms are popping up all over the Central Coast. According to California Craft Brewers Association, more than 850 craft breweries call California home. That’s more than any other state in the nation.  Locally, you can experience some of the best. Personally, I have always been a wine connoisseur or tequila fan.…

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