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Goleta County Beach
Goleta County Beach(Goleta)
A long sandy beach near Goleta Point.
Attraction type: Beaches
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Sandpiper Golf Course
Sandpiper Golf Course(Goleta)
Designed by William F. Bell, this 7,000-yard golf course features beautiful rolling fairways and challenging greens on a spectacular seaside links-style layout.
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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Goleta Butterfly Grove
Goleta Butterfly Grove(Goleta)
Owner description: The Goleta Butterfly Grove is an Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area where your can view the overwintering Monarch butterflies between mid-November and mid-February. It is... more Owner description: The Goleta Butterfly Grove is an Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area where your can view the overwintering Monarch butterflies between mid-November and mid-February. It is adjacent to the Sperling Preserve on the Ellwood Mesa. The Ellwood Mesa is 137 acres of natural terrain with designated trails and beach access. Free parking is available at the Ellwood Mesa Parking Lot at 7701 Hollister Avenue. The walk from the parking lot to the grove is a little over a half mile and is marked with trail markers. It's a beautiful walk on a dirt path.To ensure the safety of the monarchs and enjoyment of the public, we ask that visitors please observe the following rules: -Always stay on designated trails and roads. -Stay out of the roped-off areas. -Watch your step when entering and exiting the grove, and avoid monarchs which may be “puddling” in the surrounding areas. -Do not touch or harass the butterflies. -Avoid making loud noises. -Keep dogs on a leash. No bicycles, horses or motorized vehicles in the grove. -Please take your trash out of the grove. less
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Refugio State Park and Beach
Refugio State Park and Beach(Goleta)
Attraction type: State Parks
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Fairview Gardens
Fairview Gardens(Goleta)
Owner description: Come visit the farm! Founded in 1895, Fairview Gardens is one of the oldest organic farms in southern California and preserved for all to enjoy. Fairview Gardens is a non-profit... more Owner description: Come visit the farm! Founded in 1895, Fairview Gardens is one of the oldest organic farms in southern California and preserved for all to enjoy. Fairview Gardens is a non-profit organization and plays a unique role in the community, providing its neighbors with food, educational events, and a connection to the land. Pack a picnic, visit our farm stand, and take a self-guided tour through our fruit orchards and open space. Bring a camera and get ready for some delicious fun. less
Attraction type: Farms
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Sorriso Italiano
Sorriso Italiano
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Wine Bar
Silvergreens Restaurant
Silvergreens Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Sam's To Go
Ranked #4 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista
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Blaze Pizza
Ranked #5 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista
Cuisines: Pizza
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Caje
Ranked #6 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS South Coast Inn
$130 - $273
Ranked #4 of 9 hotels in Goleta
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Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 of 5
Castillo Inn at the Beach
$117 - $334
Ranked #6 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Marina Beach Motel
Marina Beach Motel
$146 - $247
Ranked #10 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
3.5 of 5
Pacifica Suites Santa Barbara
$220 - $352
Ranked #1 of 9 hotels in Goleta
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Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
$198 - $356
Ranked #2 of 9 hotels in Goleta
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Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
3.0 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
$223 - $433
Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Goleta
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Bacara Resort & Spa
5.0 of 5
Bacara Resort & Spa
$352 - $1,224
Ranked #3 of 9 hotels in Goleta
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Simpson House Inn
4.0 of 5
Simpson House Inn
$347 - $616
Ranked #1 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
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Spanish Garden Inn
4.0 of 5
Spanish Garden Inn
$321 - $534
Ranked #2 of 61 hotels in Santa Barbara
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