Santa Barbara, CA attractions
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Santa Barbara( Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times )
CHASE PALM PARK
236 E. Cabrillo Blvd.; (805) 897-1982.
When you tire of the beach and Stearns Wharf, this is a little 10-acre gem with a skate park, a restored swath of Laguna Creek and a wonderful playground with Southwest-style adobes and beached whales (of the concrete variety) to climb. The park is open from sunrise to 10 p.m.; the skate park from 8 a.m. to half an hour before sunset. But the real draw: a 1916 merry-go-round with exquisite horses and sleighs for $2 a ride, left.