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Tour Park City
This mountain community is home to three world class ski resorts and hosted several alpine venues of the 2002 Winter Olympics. The historic district is a bustling year-round draw for vacationers.

    Santa Barbara - The American Riviera

    All the ingredients of a wonderful California vacation adventure can be found in the Santa Barbara area. This is a paradise of scenic beauty and diversity. The many outstanding attractions and hotel resorts in an ideal location have been drawing the rich and famous for over a century.

    Santa Barbara County boasts the only stretch of Pacific Coastline (from Alaska to Cape Horn) that lies east-west. Its unique south-facing position is a key factor in its temperate climate.

    From miles of white-sand beaches to the ranch lands of the Santa Ynez Valley to the award-winning wineries of North County - there is something sure to attract your attention. No wonder the locals call this area the "American Riviera".

    The City of Santa Barbara (pop. 90,200) is located midway along a very scenic stretch of the Pacific Coast Hwy, between the Santa Ynez Mountains the ocean. It is one of the premier tourist destinations in Southern California and hometown of former president Ronald Reagan.

    Discovered in 1602 by Spanish Conquistador Sebastian Vizcaino. In 1782 a Spanish fortress was built there followed in 1786 by the famous Mission. This Spanish heritage can be seen in the many white-washed adobe style buildings that grace this city.


    Tour Morro Bay
    In the heart of California's Central Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Located next to historic San Luis Obispo and adjacent to great shopping, beaches, golf and adventure.

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    MainTour Santa Barbara California Vacation Adventure covers all of Santa Barbara County.

    Mission Santa Barbara Mission Santa Barbara - Queen of the Missions
    This is one of the best preserved of the old Spanish Mission of California. Only mission to stay in continuous use since founding. Original missionary residence and guest rooms are now a museum exhibit.

    About the size of a city block in the center of town, El Presidio is a living history site interpreting the Spanish, Mexican, and Native American heritage of Santa Barbara for students, the local community, and visitors from all over the world.

    Tour Solvang
    Traditional style Danish architecture is very abundant here and turns Solvang into a Little Denmark. Enjoy windmills, gaslamps, cobblestone walks. There are over 300 shops that sell Danish goods, arts, crafts, home furnishings and genuine Dutch bakeries.

    Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara Tour Stearns Wharf
    This major Santa Barbara landmark is located at the foot of State St on the harbor. Built in 1872 it is the oldest operating wharf on the West Coast. Very famous in the 1930's as main dock for floating casino ships. Today it is the site for the Sea Center Museum, fishing pier, gift shops, seafood market, and several restaurants.

    Tour Santa Barbara Harbor
    The Santa Barbara Harbor is a popular destination for fantastic views of the sea and the mountains. It is a working harbor where you can witness the ongoing operations of commercial fishing boats, private sailboats, catamarans, yachts and ferries. It is also home to several outstanding seafood restaurants.

    Tour Solvang
    Early Dutch settlement is now a scenic tourist attraction.

    Tour Santa Maria
    Quiet vacation getaway in the heart of the Central California coast.

    Tour Lompoc
    Home to the Vanderberg AFB - Missile/ rocket launch center.

    Tour Channel Islands National Park
    Accessible only by boat, these islands are a primary home for marine mammals and nesting sea birds. Primitive camping, diving, sportsfishing and boating opportunities abound.

    Tour Los Padres National Forest
    Large wilderness preserves covering coastal, desert and alpine terrain and sanctuary for the California Condor. Abundant camping, picnic grounds and hiking trail opportunities.

    Tour Historic Downtown District
    These historic adobes (mostly located in downtown) are colorful reminders of the city's historic past.

    Santa Barbara Museum Tour
    Historic landmarks, libraries, mission, art, railroading, maritime, flight, vintage motorcyles and other extraordinary collections.

    Tour Santa Barbara Beaches
    There are twelve well maintained public beaches along the coastline with a host of aquatic recreational adventures.

    Tour Goleta
    The historic Goleta Depot is now home to the South Coast Railroad Museum.

    Tour Santa Barbara Gardens Santa Barbara is home to many beautiful and well kept botanical gardens and orchid estates.

    Tour UC Santa Barbara - Home of the Gauchos
    1000-acre campus overlooking the ocean is home to famed art museum and other cultural exhibits.

    Tour Carpinteria
    Visit the fine beaches, polo clubs, museums, orchid fields and more.

    Tour Montecito
    Visit Casa Del Herrero, an Andalusion style country estate that reflects Montecito life in the 1930's.

    Tour Pacific Coast Highway One writer described it as 'The country's most picturesque stretch of asphalt.' For many long stretches, the highway separates rolling green hills from high ocean-cliffs overlooking the blue pacific. And various towns along the way provide even more atmosphere for adventure and flavor. This place is a popular honeymoon destination.

    Tour San Luis Obispo..
    Exciting vacation getaway ideas on the Central California Coast including Hearst Castle, San Luis Obispo, Pismo Beach, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, San Simeon, Cambria and the scenic Pacific Coast Highway.
    Mission San Luis Obispo - Old town charm typical of central California
    Morro Bay - Look for the giant rock jutting out of the ocean.
    Pismo Beach - Another favorite beach resort getaway
    Pacific Coast Highway - Journey along California's famous highway 1
    San Simeon - Home of Hearst Castle.

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    MainTour Business Guide - Santa Barbara
    Weblinks to major local businesses, local employment directories, realtors and home improvement services.

    MainTour Community Services Guide - Santa Barbara
    Party planners, wedding services, churches, schools, city offices, civic organizations and youth sports and scouting groups. Major media weblinks - local television, radio and newspaper.

    MainTour Street Talk - Santa Barbara
    News and articles on local political action campaigns. Voice your opinion on key issues.

    Santa Barbara Bridal Expos
    These expositions typically feature over 100 vendors, wedding planners, fashion show, entertainers, food and catering vendors.


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