Introducing Santa Barbara Fun, an activities guide of things to do in and around Santa Barbara

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Whether you have an hour or a week, whether you're a longtime local or a visitor, Santa Barbara Fun for Ages 1 to 100 will quickly and easily guide you to activities, adventure, education, volunteering, and life-time memories. Get away from the computer and TV and share the outdoors with another "child at heart"! You'll refer to this guide again and again for overlooked and hidden destinations, fantastic events, magical places and the "nearest faraway place." Escape to the classroom without walls and let the moment unfold! Simply follow the explicit driving directions for new ideas and ways to look at our special community.

Check out the featured online sample activities. Also check out this month's festivals and events on this Web site. Join your family/loved one and GO! No matter what your taste, you're certain to find world-class fun, right here, under your nose. The only trips you regret are the ones you DON'T take!

Note: There is a second cover with a carousel for books marketed at schools but don't worry, both books contain the exact same wealth of information!

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Upcoming Activities


Calendar of Events

Sierra Club Flashlight Hike
+-3 miles, 6 p.m. Fridays
Santa Barbara Mission
2201 Laguna Street
Free, 685-2145

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Tour
First Saturday, third Sunday
Hike Tour, 10-Noon, open til 4
Reservations required:
arroyohondo@sblandtrust.org
(805) 567-1115
 
Camino Real Bike Moves (all ages)
Bicycle downtown at night!
First Tuesday of the month
9:30 p.m. De La Guerra Plaza
(805) 455-8957

Free Rides Wed. & 1st Friday!
South Coast Railroad Museum
1-4 p.m. Wed. through Sun.
300 N. Los Carneros
964-3540

Art Workshops
Art From Scrap
10 a.m. Saturdays, $6.00
302 E. Cota St., 884-0459

Remote-Control Car Races
11:30 a.m. every Sunday
Elings Park, Free! All ages!
1298 Las Positas Rd.
www.elingspark.org

S.B. Maritime Museum: Free!
3rd Thursday of the month
805-962-8404/www.sbmm.org

Museum of Natural History
Free admission
3rd Sunday of the month
(805) 682-4711
www.sbnature.org

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Free admission every Sunday
805-963-4364/www.sbma.net

Ocean Ducks (polar bears)
Any ages, any suits, welcome!
9 a.m. every Sunday with
Post-swim potluck breakfast
Butterfly Beach, north stairs
Noon, Mon./Wed./Fri. at
shower near Beachside Cafe
Goleta Beach
www.oceanducks.com
(805) 637-8331

Drum Circle
Listen or participate!
4 p.m. Saturdays, all ages
Chase Palm Park
(805) 967-9956