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$115 'Award Winning' Wine Country Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Voted the #1 Wine Tasting Tour in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press Reader's Choice Awards!! ..... Our most popular tour and an experience you will never forget! This wine country tour will escort your party out of Santa Barbara and through the Los Padres National Forest, offering amazing views of mountains, lakes and sprawling hills.    ($99.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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  (805) 564-1819
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Water Wise Home Garden  
  Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, 1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara CA

Originally the Home Demonstration Garden designed by landscape architect Ron Lutsko, the Water Wise Home Garden features our Easy California Native Plants in a variety of landscape applications: sunny mixed borders, shady understory of a mature oak tree, ground covers, and decorative potted plants. These plans are easy to grow, readily available (at the Garden Growers Nursery and elsewhere), drought tolerant, wildlife habitats, and beautiful! Its small scale and realistic setting make this garden relevant to today's home gardener. The displays in the garden highlight ways you can be water savvy at home.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
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  (805) 682-4726
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Horseback Riding Tours  
  Captain Jacks Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Our $85 trail ride is Kim Kardashian's favorite ride!. This coastal ride is 1.5 hours long and is a 30 minute drive from Santa Barbara. Transportation to the ranch is not included. During this ride you will wind through a forest, past a seasonal waterfall, and up to the top of a mountain where you will have beautiful ocean views. Our wranglers will even stop and take your picture during your tour! We start our rides at 9:30, 11:30, 2:00 & 3:30.   ($85.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Heaven on Earth Kayak/Horseback Ride Tour-- Kim Kardashian rode this ride!  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

This may well be the closest to "heaven" you will ever get...in this lifetime. Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours is proud to offer our most breathtaking tour ever. This tour combines an ocean kayak tour at the beautiful and famous "smugglers cove" (Refugio Beach) in the morning, where chances are good that the locals will show up to greet you. Dolphins, sea lions, and the migratory Grey Whale may cruise by (in the distance) to say hello. Next, you'll be transported to a secluded resort nestled between a babbling brook and evergreen sycamore trees where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (lunch not included in price).    ($195.00
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    Exhibition – Women Sculptors  
  Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art, 955 La Paz Road, Santa Barbara CA
Inspired by the opening exhibition at downtown Los Angeles’ new Hauser Wirth & Schimmel art complex, The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art unveils a surprise exhibition, “Women Sculptors,” before the museum’s official fall opening. “Women Sculptors,” which includes selections from the museum’s permanent collection, features a wide variety of sculpture and prints by 16 prominent 20th century and contemporary female sculptors. The exhibition will remain up through Saturday, Oct. 1, during weekdays 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. (closed 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch), and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. For more information, please call the museum at (805) 565-6162. “A Westmont arts group recently visited the new downtown L.A. gallery to see “Revolution in the Making: Abstract Sculpture by Women, 1947–2016,” and it inspired us to look into our own collection and interpret the same theme,” says Judy Larson, R. Anthony Askew professor of art history and museum director. “Supplemented with a couple of outside loans, this permanent collection exhibition is a strong showing of 20th and 21st century women who sculpted, modeled, chiseled and constructed three dimensional art objects. The exhibition also features works from our growing print collection — all prints by women artists who also were known as sculptors. “Generous friends to the museum have enabled us to add gifts and acquisitions to our permanent collection.” Featured artists include: Dorthea Tanning (American, 1910 – 2012), Dorothy Dehner (American, 1901 –1994), Lee Bontecou (American, b. 1931), Louise Bourgeois (French, 1911 – 2010), Alison Saar (American, b. 1956), Louise Nevelson (American, 1899 – 1988), Nancy Graves (American, 1939 – 1995), Kiki Smith (American, born in Germany, b. 1954), Jenchi Wu (Korean American), Jill Vanderhoof (American), Asta Gröting (German, b. 1961), Jessica Stockholder (Canadian/American, b. 1959), Lynn Aldrich (American, b. 1944), Karen Karnes (American, b. 1925), Susan Tibbles (American) and Chakaia Booker (American, b. 1953).   
Presented by ... Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
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California Condors  
  Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens, 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara CA

With the opening of California Trails on Earth Day 2009, the Santa Barbara Zoo became one of a handful of zoos to exhibit these highly endangered scavengers – the largest land birds in North America, with wingspans topping 9½ feet. The Santa Barbara Zoo’s condors are still part of the recovery program and wear wing tags that identify them as individuals. The lower the number, the older the bird.   
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
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  (805) 962-5339
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Point Conception Lighthouse Fresnel Lens  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

The Point Conception first order Fresnel lens has stood watch for nearly 160 years, guiding ships safely around the “Cape Horn of the Pacific.” The Point Conception lens was designed and built in Paris, France in 1854, using a refracted prism system designed by French physicist Augustin-Jean Fresnel. The lens was first lit on February 1, 1856. Because of persistent heavy fog at higher elevation, a second lighthouse was built on the lower bluff, and the lens was moved in June, 1882. While the lens saw many vessels meet their ultimate fate in this “graveyard” of the Central Coast, the light also saved and provided safe passage to thousands of vessels over the years.    
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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  (805) 962-8404
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Tattoo & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor  
  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara CA

Celebrating the long history of nautical tattoos and sailor art, with a blend of historical artifacts, archival photos and contemporary photography. LIFE OF THE SAILOR – SUPERSTITION AT SEA The seaman’s life during the Age of Sail (16th to mid-19th century) was hard and often shortened by natural and man-made dangers. Tattoos identified a man as a long-term sailor who earned his living primarily at sea. A complex system of superstitions grew over time that offered comfort and protection in this dangerous environment. Tattoos became a part of these beliefs. Exhibit is so popular, it has been extended to October 31, 2016.   ($0 - $10)
Presented by ... Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
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Spring/Summer Islands Cruise -- Dolphin, Humpback & early Blue Whale Watching  
  Condor Express - SEA Landing, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara CA

The great whales have rediscovered Santa Barbara. Over 27 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises come to our channel each year since 1990 to feed, mate and frolic... which makes Santa Barbara one of the best year 'round whale watching areas in the world. Our trips depart daily at 10am, returning at 2:30pm on the incredible CONDOR Express, one of the finest whale watching vessels in the world.   ($50.00 - $99.00)
Presented by ... Condor Express - SEA Landing
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  (805) 882-0088
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Harbor Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

Captain Jacks Santa Barbara Tours conducts guided 1.5 - 2 hour kayak tours of the Santa Barbara Harbor at 10:30 & 1:30 daily. Experience California's most beautiful harbor on this fun and easy tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. This tour is the perfect introduction to kayaking and is fun for the entire family.    ($40
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$70 Wine Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

We'll escort you to 3 wine tasting destinations in one of our comfortable SUVs or vans. You'll enjoy tastings at 3 of the following locations: Summerland Winery tasting room, Carr Winery, Oreana Winery, Kalyra tasting room, Santa Barbara Winery, Kunin/Westerly or Coastal Winery. You will also enjoy an olive oil and vinegar tasting. The tour includes a stop for lunch at the Bay Roadhouse or Pierre Lafond Bistro. This tour does not go into the Santa Ynez Valley, so we do not see vineyards. Includes all Wine Tasting Fees and Transportation.   ($70
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Coastal Kayak Tour  
  Boat Launch (S.B. Harbor), Between Sea Landing & Sail Center, Santa Barbara CA

This 2.5 - 3 hour guided Santa Barbara kayak tour is an extension of our Harbor kayak tour. Our professionally guided tour includes a kayak lesson/briefing, all kayak gear and paddles. The coastal tour offers breathtaking views of Santa Barbara's famous "Riviera Coast". Tour starts at the Harbor and paddles south along the coast before turning around and returning to the Harbor. Hopefully the locals, dolphin, sea lion, harbor seals and marine birds will stop by to say hello. Too much fun! We provide snacks, water, towels, and even a plastic bag to store your wet clothes will be provided.   ($75
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Celebrating the National Parks of California--a Juried Exhibition  
  Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang CA

Celebrating the National Parks of California explores the nine national parks located within the state of California through a juried art exhibition. The exhibit celebrates and discusses wilderness, nature and preservation of the parks. It also provides an opportunity for artists to display their work, and for the public to view and purchase the excellent plein air and studio pieces being produced by these fine artists. The exhibition was timed to bring awareness to the Centennial of the National Parks system.This exhibition will take place June 18, 2016 – October 3, 2016 at the Wildling Museum of Art and Nature.   ($5.00 - $0)
Presented by ... Wildling Museum
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  (805) 688-1082
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Nature Photography Competition: Where Land Meets Water  
  Wildling Museum, 1511-B Mission Drive, Solvang CA

Over 100 photographers around California submitted images for the annual competition at the Wildling. This year's theme "Where Land Meets Water" attracted inspiring images of puddles, fog, mountain streams and crashing waves. The top 25 are on exhibition from July 22 - October 17, 2016. The photo above is "Foamy Flute" by Steve Munch.   ($5.00
Presented by ... Wildling Museum
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Santa Barbara Beer Tasting Tour  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Santa Barbara County may be known for its wine, but that's not the only locally-produced beverage receiving rave reviews. The region's micro -breweries give beer lovers a tasting trail of their own. On the tour you'll enjoy 3 of the area's prime brewing locations. In Santa Barbara, The Brew House is a lively full service restaurant, and Figueroa Brewing is one of the newest hot spots in the heart of the Funk Zone. To the south, Carpinteria is home to Island Brewing Company and the brand new Rincon Brewery. The Beer Tour includes all tasting fees and transportation. At one of these stops you'll be given time to enjoy a great lunch. (Not included in the price.) Tours of the beer making process are based on the availability of the brewery staff and the discretion of the guide and may not be possible on busy days.   
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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Segway Sight Seeing Tours (Various Times)  
  Captain Jack's Tours, , Santa Barbara CA

Get ready for a totally new experience unlike anything you've ever tried. The Segway HT is perfect for touring Santa Barbara. Choose from 4 guided segway tours (prices vary) taking place daily. Your guide will cover the history of Santa Barbara as well as some of the more current points of interest along the way. Tours are offered every day by reservation only. All tours include a lesson and all necessary gear. Renters must be 14 years or older. Call for more information and availability.    
Presented by ... Captain Jack's Tours
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    The Man With The Golden Arm  
  The Granada Theatre, 1214 State Street, Santa Barbara CA

When illegal card dealer and recovering heroin addict Frankie Machine gets out of prison, he decides to straighten up. Armed with nothing but an old drum set, Frankie tries to get honest work as a drummer. But when his former employer, small-time con man Schwiefka , and Frankie's old drug dealer, Louis, re-enter his life, Frankie finds it hard to stay clean and eventually finds himself succumbing to his old habits. Starring Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, Eleanor Parker Director: Otto Preminger Writers: Walter Newman, Ben Hecht, Lewis Meltzer. 1955, 1h 59m, unrated    ($10.00 - $20.00)
Presented by ... The Granada Theatre
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  (805) 899-2222
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