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3 Must Do’s When Hosting Visitors in the 805

Living in Southern California, you get a LOT of visitors. And living in Southern California, there’s a LOT to see and do. When youΒ have visitors in town, it canΒ be difficult to narrow it all down to just a few “must see” spots. We recently had Luke’s mom and sister in town from Wisconsin, andΒ of course, high on their list of to-do’s was beach, wine tasting and shop.

So difficult to do in the 805, right?! HAHA not at all πŸ™‚

Here’s a look at a few of ourΒ fave “go-to/must-see” local spots for out-of-towner guests:

First on the to-do list, beach.

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Pacific Surfliner Train Santa Barbara Getaway {local getaway}

For our mom’s birthday, we decided to surpriseΒ her with tickets to see Foreigner and Styx at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Boy did she loveΒ it! I must say, it was one of the best concerts I’ve been to too (sorry N*SYNC) – the bands were great and super energetic! Plus, the SB Bowl is such a beautiful setting, tucked away in the hills with ocean views from the top of the amphitheater — PS next time you’re there, make sure to walkΒ up to the top for some beautiful photos of theΒ sunset.

santa barbara bowl - LL805

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This Week’s Edition {eat. shop. play. explore.}

Can you believe it’s already August!?! So crazy- summer is just flying by! As mentioned las week, we took the Pacific Surfliner to Santa Barbara and it was so fun! I especially enjoyed the complimentary wine in business class- can you tell ?:) If you’re heading anywhere from SD to SLO, I recommend you check out the Pacific Surfliner- it’s worth it!

Now forΒ this week’s edition of {eat. shop. play. explore.} –

Eat.

This weekend in Santa Barbara you can try authentic Spanish and Mexican American dishes to your heart’s content at the Old Spanish Days Fiesta. Β There are several markets featuring local restaurants and …

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