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UCSB Lagoon
UCSB Lagoon
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
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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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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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Circle Bar B Guest Ranch
Circle Bar B Guest Ranch(Goleta)
Go horseback riding on some of the finest trails and horses in the Central Coast! We offer horseback year round, with rides ranging from 1 1/2 to 4 hours!
Attraction type: Horseback Riding Tours; Ranches
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Refugio State Park and Beach
Refugio State Park and Beach(Goleta)
Attraction type: State Parks
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Sorriso Italiano
Sorriso Italiano
Ranked #1 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Pasta, Wine Bar
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Silvergreens Restaurant
Silvergreens Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
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Blaze Pizza
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista
Cuisines: Pizza
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Pizza My Heart
Ranked #5 of 26 Restaurants in Isla Vista
Cuisines: Pizza
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Sam's To Go
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
$146 - $342
Ranked #3 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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Castillo Inn at the Beach
2.5 of 5
Castillo Inn at the Beach
$132 - $333
Ranked #8 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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Agave Inn
2.0 of 5
Agave Inn
$132 - $299
Ranked #18 of 52 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
$226 - $439
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
3.0 of 5
Courtyard by Marriott Santa Barbara Goleta
$277 - $458
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta
$240 - $444
Ranked #5 of 10 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
$431 - $1,332
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel
4.0 of 5
The Goodland, a Kimpton Hotel
$265 - $499
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Goleta
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Spanish Garden Inn
4.0 of 5
Spanish Garden Inn
$361 - $539
Ranked #1 of 52 Hotels in Santa Barbara
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