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Who remembers Slug-Bug??? Every time you see a VW beetle you punch your buddy in the arm “ ooouch! 😄
So I’m taking a mini Staycation out her in Santa Barbara a few blocks away from the beach and all the lovely shops, restaurants and art shows. Very cool vibe from this town I must say. So while out here for the weekend, I CANNOT STOP SEEING MACANS!!!! This place is loaded with them! I WAS WHIPPING MY NECK LEFT & RIGHT. I seriously could not stop spotting them. I could punch my friend at least 20+++ times! So awesome to see this many Macan’s in this area. I’ve seen mostly Base models and sprinkled in S & 1 turbo. I really wonder why this car is so popular in this area??? Anyone from around here know any insights?
the nick name of Santa Barbara is called the “ AMERICAN RIVIERA “ due to the beach & mountains. yes I know the area is affluent.
could it be because the people here are environmentally conscious, accepting left leaning city??? Thoughts?
 

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Who remembers Slug-Bug??? Every time you see a VW beetle you punch your buddy in the arm “ ooouch! 😄
So I’m taking a mini Staycation out her in Santa Barbara a few blocks away from the beach and all the lovely shops, restaurants and art shows. Very cool vibe from this town I must say. So while out here for the weekend, I CANNOT STOP SEEING MACANS!!!! This place is loaded with them! I WAS WHIPPING MY NECK LEFT & RIGHT. I seriously could not stop spotting them. I could punch my friend at least 20+++ times! So awesome to see this many Macan’s in this area. I’ve seen mostly Base models and sprinkled in S & 1 turbo. I really wonder why this car is so popular in this area??? Anyone from around here know any insights?
the nick name of Santa Barbara is called the “ AMERICAN RIVIERA “ due to the beach & mountains. yes I know the area is affluent.
could it be because the people here are environmentally conscious, accepting left leaning city??? Thoughts?
I used to go to Santa Barbara often . Back in the 90's there was some daytime soap opera that I believe attracted even more people to the area . The hotel called Four Seasons Biltmore is gorgeous and myself being a swimmer felt that the Coral Casino club had one of the most beautiful pools . They specifically designed it to be 51 meters which is 1 meter above Olympic size so that no competitive events would be held . For that reason it was empty and gorgeous.

You have the busy area with all the shops but at the hotel the back area is Monteceito . It's where Michael Jackson and quite a few celebs lived at the time . It was perfect combination of quiet and active . That hotel BTW used to have a buffet one night a week that unreal !!! It'd very scenic and a nice place to eat even if not a buffet (now with Covid and such). Remember when Kim Kardashian got married for 70 days or so? It was at that hotel .

The cars are is similar to Miami . I am so accustomed to the nice cars yet I was always driving a rental out there . One thing I did do was rent a mountain bike and went riding into the mountain trails . Florida is so flat that I had a lot of fun.

The ocean sucks though . That Pacific Ocean is cold. In fact I noticed that California swimmers were so used to the cold water that they even kept their pools lower temp.

You'll have fun there . I don't know if you are from there but So Cal is a happening spot when things are a bit more normalized . I miss it !!

Enjoy the trip !!!
 

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I used to go to Santa Barbara often . Back in the 90's there was some daytime soap opera that I believe attracted even more people to the area . The hotel called Four Seasons Biltmore is gorgeous and myself being a swimmer felt that the Coral Casino club had one of the most beautiful pools . They specifically designed it to be 51 meters which is 1 meter above Olympic size so that no competitive events would be held . For that reason it was empty and gorgeous.

You have the busy area with all the shops but at the hotel the back area is Monteceito . It's where Michael Jackson and quite a few celebs lived at the time . It was perfect combination of quiet and active . That hotel BTW used to have a buffet one night a week that unreal !!! It'd very scenic and a nice place to eat even if not a buffet (now with Covid and such). Remember when Kim Kardashian got married for 70 days or so? It was at that hotel .

The cars are is similar to Miami . I am so accustomed to the nice cars yet I was always driving a rental out there . One thing I did do was rent a mountain bike and went riding into the mountain trails . Florida is so flat that I had a lot of fun.

The ocean sucks though . That Pacific Ocean is cold. In fact I noticed that California swimmers were so used to the cold water that they even kept their pools lower temp.

You'll have fun there . I don't know if you are from there but So Cal is a happening spot when things are a bit more normalized . I miss it !!

Enjoy the trip !!!
Awesome info! I didn’t know there’s so much history here. If I had more time out here I’d definitely check out the iconic places. Summer time is coming soon and a nice pool & swim sounds like a blast. I did some local wine tasting and restaurants beachside which is nice. Heading back to Orange County today. I’ll keep my eyes open on the road for some more Macan!
 

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Awesome info! I didn’t know there’s so much history here. If I had more time out here I’d definitely check out the iconic places. Summer time is coming soon and a nice pool & swim sounds like a blast. I did some local wine tasting and restaurants beachside which is nice. Heading back to Orange County today. I’ll keep my eyes open on the road for some more Macan!
The pool is only for members and guests at the hotel . The hotel is not cheap but its beautiful !! Its one if twi places that I like a lot . The other is in San Diego at Hotel Del Coronado . To book July 4 takes a year in advance . That property has enormous history and the beach is one off the better California beaches (water still cold though) . Hotel del Coronado | San Diego's Legendary Beach Resort
 
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