Cool and Unusual Things to Do in Santa Barbara - Atlas Obscura
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4 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in Santa Barbara, California

Unusual Attractions in Santa Barbara

Dark Skies, Desert Beasts: A Night Photography Workshop in Borrego Springs, California

May 7—May 10, 2019

Journey deep into the desert of Southern California to explore and photograph the Dark Sky Sculptural Oasis of Borrego Springs.

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Drew Lobenstein's private home in Reseda.
Jan 12
Reseda, California

Homeward Bound: Pigeon Navigation

Meet a flock of homing pigeons and explore the mystery of bird navigation with the L.A. Pigeon Club.

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