Archive for the ‘Explore SB’ Category

  • A Day Away: Carmel-by-the-Sea

    Aug 30, 12 • A Day Away, SEASONS Magazine

    By Leslie Dinaberg Looking for a day away that hearkens back to simpler, quieter, more relaxing times? The quaint seaside village of Carmel-by-the-Sea is just the ticket.  I could practically feel my blood pressure drop as we pulled into the charming,...

  • The History of the Lobero, from First Fiesta to First Thursday

    Jul 17, 12 • Explore SB, To Do, Web Exclusives

    We often take the Lobero Theater for granted, seeing it as a venue for our favorite comedians and artists instead of for the architectural and historical gem that it is. Few know that Old Spanish Days Fiesta was originally created 88 years ago to commemorate...

  • Fiesta Costume Sale: Everything You’ll Need for Old Spanish Days

    Jul 11, 12 • Datebook, Explore SB, To Do

    In just 21 short days, Old Spanish Days Fiesta is beginning! Are you ready for it? More importantly, are you outfitted for it? Don’t fret if last year’s fiesta ensemble is fraying at the seams: this Saturday, July 14, an array of men’s,...

  • Doggie Daycare

    Jul 6, 12 • Archives, Explore SB

    “Ruff-rences” on the Camp Canine website call this premier pet resort and training center a “Disneyland for Dogs.” We couldn’t agree more.  With boulders to climb at Camp Run-A-Muk, waterfalls to run through at Lake Splashmore and cozy cots with...

  • Gimme Shelter: Santa Barbara’s Adoption Shelters

    Jul 6, 12 • Explore SB

    I ‘heart’ Santa Barbara t-shirts are nice, but if you really want to show some love, consider adopting a new friend from a local animal shelter, where many a deserving doggie (and kitty and bunny) are awaiting a second chance at a loving home.   Cold...

  • Beach Bound: Off-Leash Beaches and Parks

    Jul 6, 12 • Explore SB, Local Life, Outdoor Activities

    If your dog loves to socialize, he’ll be itching to get out of the car and onto the sand at Arroyo Burro Beach Park, a.k.a. Hendry’s Beach, where dogs of all breeds and sizes can run, play and splash in the waves with new friends. After strolling the...

  • Time for a Bath! Getting your Pet Squeaky Clean

    Jul 6, 12 • Explore SB

    Beach walks and mountain hikes can make for one dirty dog. Take your muddy mutt from bow to wow at one of the following groomers: Colleen’s Pet Grooming, 3034-A State St., 805/687-8414. For Paws Salon, 3349 State St., Santa Barbara, 805/563-7443 and 1225...

  • Pet 911: Who to Call When Disaster Strikes

    Jul 6, 12 • Explore SB

    If your dog becomes ill while you’re traveling, help is just a short drive away at CARE Hospital. Located at 301 E. Haley St. on Santa Barbara’s Eastside, CARE is a state-of-the-art, emergency medical facility with highly trained veterinarians on-staff...

  • Eat, Drink and Be Hairy: Doggie Dining and Dog-Friendly Wineries

    Jul 6, 12 • Explore SB, To Do, Web Exclusives

    Breathtaking ocean views? Check. Casual atmosphere? Check. Plenty of American-fare menu items? Check. Tucked away on the ocean side of the iconic Cabrillo Pavilion Arts Center, East Beach Grill is an open-air, short order eatery that caters to surfers and...

  • The Dog Days of Summer

    Jul 6, 12 • Archives, Explore SB

    Great food and comfy hotels, outdoor activities galore and a laid-back atmosphere. Add dog friendly to the list and, ladies and gentleman, we give you Santa Barbara. With its distinctive Spanish adobe architecture, majestic mountain vistas and miles of...