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Star Wars land debuts at Disneyland

By   /  Friday, May 31st, 2019  /  Destinations  /  No Comments

By Christopher Palmeri Walt Disney Co. unveiled the wildly anticipated Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, providing an early look May 29 at the ambitious expansion of its original Disneyland theme park in Southern California. The 14-acre (5.7-hectare) project is the largest-ever addition to the park that founder Walt Disney first opened in Anaheim in 1955 and Read More →

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Uber launches submarine rides to Great Barrier Reef

By   /  Friday, May 24th, 2019  /  Destinations  /  No Comments

  Want to get a fish eye’s view of the Great Barrier Reef but don’t have a boat? Ride-share company Uber Technologies Inc. announced on May 23 that it’s launching a new feature called ScUber, allowing customers to book a submarine trip through the Uber app in Queensland, Australia. The ScUber experience will be available from May Read More →

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Fespar teams up with Robert Green to develop hotel

By   /  Friday, May 24th, 2019  /  Destinations, middle, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

A legendary family firm will team up with a relative newcomer to the region to create final opportunities for hotel development along the Santa Barbara waterfront. Fess Parker Enterprises, LLC, the family firm founded by the late actor and entrepreneur Fess Parker, announced on May 15 that it will team up with The Robert Green Read More →

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Santa Barbara Airport kicks off summer services

By   /  Thursday, May 23rd, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  No Comments

Memorial Day weekend will herald the beginning of the summer travel season at the Santa Barbara Airport. Minneapolis-based Sun Country Airlines resumed its seasonal direct service from Minneapolis to Santa Barbara on May 22. Because of the route’s popularity in 2018, the airline is doubling the number of weekly direct flights to four mid-day arrivals and Read More →

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Virgin Galactic will soon launch first tourists into space

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Destinations, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Virgin Galactic will soon launch first tourists into space

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  /  Comments Off on Peake Ranch opens winery at landmark site in Buellton

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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Boutique hotels opening across the Central Coast

By   /  Tuesday, May 14th, 2019  /  Destinations  /  Comments Off on 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 →

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