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Introducing Around Santa Barbara

Can’t quit your day job to follow your bliss? Don’t despair, a long weekend in the mountains, valleys and beaches between Santa Barbara and LA will keep you inspired until you can. In this land of daydreams, perfect waves beckon off Ventura’s coast, shady trails wind skyward in the Los Padres mountains and spiritual Zen awaits you in Ojai Valley. Surf, stroll, seek – if outdoor rejuvenation is your goal, this is the place.

And then there’s Channel Islands National Park, a biodiverse chain of islands shimmering just off the coast where you can kayak into majestic sea caves, scuba dive near wavy kelp forests, wander fields of wildflower blooms or simply disappear from SoCal’s ‘cultural apparatus’ at a remote, soul-enriching campsite.