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Boutique hotels opening across the Central Coast

Four new hotels have opened recently or will open soon in the Tri-Counties. • Kirkwood Collection will introduce its newest property, Hideaway Santa Barbara, with a grand opening on June 15. The boutique nine-room hotel is at 420 W. Montecito St. Kirkwood owns a collection of boutique properties, including other hotels in Santa Barbara, Palm Read More →

Virgin Galactic will soon launch first tourists into space

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Destinations, Tourism  /  No Comments

Almost 15 years ago, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson made a bet on launching tourists into space from the scrublands of southern New Mexico. Now, he’s about to move the headquarters of his space venture to the so-called “Land of Enchantment.” Virgin Galactic’s move into its permanent headquarters at Spaceport America, north of Las Cruces, signifies Read More →

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Peake Ranch opens winery at landmark site in Buellton

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Columns, Destinations, Tourism, Wine & Viticulture  /  No Comments

Visitors who recall tasting at the rustic Sanford Winery shack that appeared in the movie “Sideways” or at Alma Rosa when it was located there are likely to be especially interested in the opening of the new Peake Ranch Winery and tasting room at the landmark site. Peake Ranch began welcoming the public in a Read More →

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COAST Big Sur gallery reopens to the public

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Tourism  /  No Comments

COAST Big Sur gallery has reopened to the public with a a new gourmet café and a menu by renowned San Francisco chef Nick Balla. Since opening as Coast Gallery in 1958, COAST Big Sur has been a fixture on California’s Central Coast and a destination for tourists and artists looking to experience Big Sur’s Read More →

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It’s survival of the fittest for luxury yachts

By   /  Friday, May 10th, 2019  /  Destinations  /  No Comments

By Fran Golden It used to be that if you wanted to see blue-footed boobies and giant colonies of sea lions sunning in the Galapagos Islands, you had to travel a bit as Charles Darwin did, on a research-style vessel whose creature comforts came second to up-close nature encounters. That’s changed. The new wildlife-seeking crowd wants to see endangered species Read More →

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Follow these tips to get the most out of traveling by train

By   /  Friday, May 3rd, 2019  /  Destinations  /  No Comments

By Mark Ellwood First time planning a train trip? Start here. Seat is a fantastic resource if you’re starting from scratch. The site compares the routes, with everything from pricing data to the different amenities offered on each train. It’s Google for train lovers. America’s much-maligned rail system is hiding a few gems. One of my favorite trains Read More →

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SLO airport had record first quarter passenger count

By   /  Monday, April 29th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  No Comments

A total of 113,320 passengers flew in and out of San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport during the first quarter of 2019, a 15 percent increase over 98,516 passengers in the same timeframe last year. Airport officials said it was the busiest first quarter in its history. Last year was the airport’s busiest year on Read More →

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