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Santa Barbara or San Diego?

St. Pete, FL
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Santa Barbara or San Diego?

Looking for a week-long romantic getaway on or very near the beach and within walking distance of sedentary activities (i.e., shopping). Enjoyed San Diego (Mission Bay area) some time ago, but Santa Barbara sounds nice too. Any thoughts?

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1. Re: Santa Barbara or San Diego?

I alwasy like going to new places. I would say if you have been to SanDiego and are looking for a different romantic getaway then try SantaBarbara. They have some nice places there and also wineries nearby. I dont know about the shopping. You can take a scenic drive north along the coast as well.

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2. Re: Santa Barbara or San Diego?

I agree that you should try something new. Be aware that San Diego is over 10 times as large (area and population) as Santa Barbara.

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3. Re: Santa Barbara or San Diego?

Laguna Beach would be another alternative to consider.

All are nice getaway locations.

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4. Re: Santa Barbara or San Diego?

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