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Paso Robles named ‘Top 30 Emerging Destination’

By   /  Friday, November 15th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles named ‘Top 30 Emerging Destination’

Paso Robles has been named a Top 30 Emerging Destination in the world by the independent travel blog Travel Lemming.   “Move over, Napa!” the award description says. “With hundreds of wineries to explore (most of them family owned and operated) and far fewer crowds, Paso Robles is the perfect place for a relaxing weekend Read More →

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Santa Barbara visitor center opens

By   /  Friday, November 8th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara visitor center opens

On Nov. 7, Visit Santa Barbara and The Chamber of the Santa Barbara Region opened the new State Street Visitor Center at 120 State St., Ste. F, in the Hotel Californian property. The design of the new facility is intended to represent the beauty of the South Coast (deep indigo tones and wood elements evoke Read More →

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Santa Barbara hotelier Pamela Webber dies

By   /  Monday, October 28th, 2019  /  Latest news, South Coast, Tourism, Women Inc.  /  Comments Off on Santa Barbara hotelier Pamela Webber dies

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United Airlines to offer Santa Barbara to Chicago flights

By   /  Monday, October 28th, 2019  /  Destinations, Latest news, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on United Airlines to offer Santa Barbara to Chicago flights

United Airlines will offer non-stop “red-eye” service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport from the Santa Barbara Airport starting on June 4, the airport announced Oct. 28. The daily service will depart from SBA at 11:20 p.m. and arrive at ORD at 5:20 a.m. local time. The route will be served by an Airbus 319, with Read More →

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AirFest in Santa Maria exposes public to aviation industry

By   /  Friday, October 4th, 2019  /  Central Coast, Destinations, Latest news, Tourism  /  Comments Off on AirFest in Santa Maria exposes public to aviation industry

Santa Maria is rekindling its history in aviation and connecting people with an industry that is often not experienced up-close. The second annual Central Coast AirFest, a two-day airshow on Oct. 12-13, will be held this year at the Santa Maria Public Airport in partnership with Central Coast Jet Center. “This is a way to Read More →

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Dive boat operator Truth Aquatics suspends all operations

By   /  Tuesday, October 1st, 2019  /  Latest news, Small Business, South Coast, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Dive boat operator Truth Aquatics suspends all operations

Santa Barbara-based Truth Aquatics, which operated the dive boat Conception that burned on Labor Day and killed 34 people, said it is suspending all operations while an investigation continues. “With the continued calls and request for tours, we want to announce that we are officially suspending all operations of our Truth Aquatic fleet for a Read More →

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Paso Robles hotel opens on site of former almond processing plant

By   /  Friday, September 27th, 2019  /  Destinations, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Paso Robles hotel opens on site of former almond processing plant

Oxford Suites Paso Robles, a five-story hotel with 101 rooms, had a soft opening in Paso Robles at beginning of August and will officially open within the next month or two. Parent company Oxford Corporate, a family-owned portfolio of 16 hotels throughout Oregon, California, Washington and Idaho, is planning a grand opening and ribbon cutting Read More →

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