Recreation

  • Hot Tub Rental
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    Hot Tub Rental

    Remember the Hourglass and Magic Waters?  The Hourglass was on West Cota Street, and Magic Waters was on upper State Street near the Highway 154 junction.  They were businesses where you could go and book a private "room" for an hour or so and enjoy your own private hot tub/spa.  As I recall, both places had about half a dozen or so fenced outdoor "rooms."  Alas, it seems that both entities are now gone.

  • SuperBowl Parties
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    SuperBowl Parties

    Are any local restaurants/bars hosting SuperBowl parties this year? Preferably with no cover and family-friendly? My young son loves the 49ers and would love to watch the game with him and other fans.

  • Public Swimming Pool Recommendations
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    Public Swimming Pool Recommendations

    I'm recovering from a hand injury and returned to lap  swimming at Dos Pueblos over the summer - beautiful pool! - and now they are closed. Where do Edhat readers suggest for lap swimming that won't empty my wallet? A few things: If there is some instruction, nice, but not necessary; I don't want an indoor pool; I tried UCSB and that doesn't work for me (plus it's pricey when you add the parking fees). Thanks in advance for the suggestions!

  • Local Parks with BBQs
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    Local Parks with BBQs

    I'm looking to host a birthday party at one of Santa Barbara's beautiful parks, but I'd like advice from edhatters about which park would be the best fit? It's an adult party and we'd like to BBQ so someplace that has built in BBQs or where we're allowed to bring our own. Tucker's Grove, Shoreline, Rocky Nook? Where do you all recommend?

  • Back Roads to Explore
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    Back Roads to Explore

    Hi all, I'm looking to explore some dirt roads and cool back roads in the area in a jeep or truck. Hoping to get up into the mountains around here. Any suggestions? Thanks!

  • Private Airplane Pricing
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    Private Airplane Pricing

    My wife and I fly from SB to McKinleyville 3-4 times a year, and the commercial rates are more than $1000 a piece. We were just wondering about the availability of hiring a private plane/pilot for those trips. Is that possible? Anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!

  • Wine Club in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley
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    Wine Club in Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez Valley

    Does anyone know what wineries have tasting rooms both in Santa Barbara and in Santa Ynez Valley? Looking to join a wine club where I can visit both locations.

  • Local Hiking Book
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    Local Hiking Book

    What is the best Hiking Book about Santa Barbara by a local author?

  • RV Rental Space
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    RV Rental Space

    Does anyone know of an available RV rental space? Preferred within 20 miles of SB, indoor or secured outdoor.

  • Mellow Hiking Trails
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    Mellow Hiking Trails

    Can people recommend a somewhat mellow hiking trail that's still a bit challenging and offers great views? My nieces and nephews are coming to visit this weekend and their ages range from 8 to 14 so I'd like to find a trail good for all of them. Not too boring for the older ones and not too hard for the little ones. Thanks for the tips.

  • Where to Buy Marijuana
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    Where to Buy Marijuana

    Ok, I'm just going to ask what a lot of people are thinking. Now that marijuana is legal (as of Jan 1), where can we buy it in Santa Barbara County? I'm aware that the City of Santa Barbara has been ridiculously strict in allowing the businesses within the city limits, so is there anywhere in the county we can visit?

  • Best Meteor Shower Views
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    Best Meteor Shower Views

    What's the best vantage point tonight for viewing the meteor showers? It's supposed to be the best in decades. Thanks.

  • Best Christmas Lights?
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    Best Christmas Lights?

    Does anyone have suggestions for the best neighborhoods for Christmas lights?

  • Super Moon Views
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    Super Moon Views

    Where's the best place to view the Super Moon in Santa Barbara County?

  • Early Morning Walking Routes
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    Early Morning Walking Routes

    Does anyone know of safe and well-lit places in SB to walk/run early in the morning with a dog?

    Or, is there anyone out there looking for a walk/running buddy that would like to exercise 4:30-5:30am?

  • Best Playground for Kids
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    Best Playground for Kids

    I am trying to find the coolest, best playground for my 7-year-old granddaughter tomorrow since schools are closed and so is the Kids World at Keck Park. Can edhat readers help me out?

  • Lighted Dog Walking Areas?
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    Lighted Dog Walking Areas?

    With the new time change, I'm wondering if any edhatters have go-to dog walking areas that have light? Thanks!

  • Trick or Treat Neighborhoods
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    Trick or Treat Neighborhoods

    What neighborhoods are the best for local kids to trick-or-treat? I moved to a new neighborhood and noticed hardly any of the family's trick-or-treat there. Where do all the kids go?

  • Whale Watching
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    Whale Watching

    Any good experiences with local whale watching tours out of the harbor? It's that time of year!