Things To Do In Santa Rita Hills


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  • Key 2 Fitness
    On its website, Key 2 Fitness asks, ?Tired of the overcrowded atmosphere and corporate ?machine? of the big box gyms?? With an uncommon approach to the typical gym experience, Key 2 Fitness offers an alternative. Every member receives a key card that grants them access to the facility 24 hours a day, seven day a week. Once inside, visitors can grab a complimentary towel and migrate through the rows of cardio equipment, free weights, and strength-training machines. During certain hours, experienced personal trainers are available for one-on-one workout sessions. On the gym?s loftlike upper level is a small classroom with wooden floors, where members can take advantage of TRX suspension-training gear and 1% less gravity. The gym will be unveiling its 800 sq. ft. expansion on Feb 3.
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    324 State St.
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Santa Barbara Fitness Tours
    At the core of Santa Barbara Fitness Tours is the recognition that you don't need a car or a fancy boat to see everything the city has to offer?and in fact, you may be better off without them. Given Santa Barbara's abundance of natural beauty and relatively small size, it can be more enjoyable to go exploring by other means, whether you're riding down the boardwalk on a beach cruiser or surfing the coast on a longboard. But the company doesn't just give people the means to see the area's sights; thanks to its corps of guides, it also shows them the best places to go. Fifth-generation Santa Barbaran Nick Brown takes groups hiking along coastal bluffs as well as kayaking in view of sandy shores and distant mountains. Meanwhile, veteran cyclist Brian Rand leads mountain bikers on both leisurely trips into the back country and more vigorous trips down rocky trails, depending on their level of experience and whether they are allergic to mountains.
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    West Beach
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • American Hot Shots Extreme Run
    The American Hot Shots Extreme Run puts the average 5K to shame. Held on a 10,000 acre ranch, the course stretches more than 10 miles, and it challenges racers with 24 obstacles sprinkled across muddy terrain. Luckily, conquering the rope climbs, monkey bars, and other challenges brings ample rewards. Beyond the finish line waits a celebration complete with food vendors, wine, and beer from two of California's best breweries. Live bands also play to set the mood and help drum up support for a good cause. All profits from the event go to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation and Wildland Firefighter Foundation, organizations that benefit the families of firefighters killed or injured while serving.
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    Santa Barbara Wine Country
    Santa Ynez, CA US
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewery
    Founded in 2010 by father-and-son team Jim and Jaime Dietenhofer and brewer A.J. Stoll, Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. has quickly proved its mettle by winning a series of medals, including five golds, from prestigious contests such as the Denver International Beer Competition. Visitors can peek at the brewery’s inner workings on tours, learning about the origins of such beers as Paradise Road Pilsner, Davy Brown Ale, and Hurricane Deck Double IPA. They can also view the towering stainless-steel tanks in which beer is born as a mash and undergoes an awkward adolescence as a root beer. Back in the tasting room, guests sit beneath a wood and sheet-metal awning as they sip samples of the alcohol alchemists' nine beers. The tasting room is often host to events, with live music on the weekends and quiz and darts nights on alternating Wednesdays.
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    137 Anacapa St
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Santa Barbara Water Taxi
    A bright-yellow paint job, black trim, and?a checkerboard motif adorn the Lil' Toot, traits it shares with New York taxicabs?but most cabs don't have a stash of life vests for adults and children aboard. The star of the?Santa Barbara Water Taxi, Lil' Toot (named for its recognizable whistle and absolutely not for anything else?) safely shuttles up to 19 passengers?back and forth from Stearns Wharf to Santa Barbara Harbor. Captained by one of the company's Coast Guard?licensed pros, the ship?which uses a meager 4 gallons of fuel per day?also sets out on longer sunset voyages.
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    113 Harbor Way
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Pike's Surf School
    James Pike started riding waves when he was 8 years old, when his father would drive him out to the boardwalk in Santa Cruz to go boogie boarding. As he grew up, he learned to surf with a local club, buying and repairing his own used surfboard, which was weathered after 40 years of challenging the ocean and being used to write down mermaids’ phone numbers. As an adult, James founded Pike’s Surf School, where he teaches students of all ages how to balance on boards in surfing and skateboarding classes. Following lessons on technique and etiquette, students can glide through the waves or fly over pavement, and youths can take a combination surfing and skateboard clinic in groups of four. Pictures and video help pinpoint errors in technique, and cross-training improves students' ability to maintain their balance in different situations.
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    410 West Sola Street
    Santa Barbara, CA US
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