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From the sea, a refreshed perspective on the California coast

From the sea, a refreshed perspective on the California coast

Admit it, California is a tourist's wonderland. Nearly every city up and down the coast is worth a visit. You may think you've seen all they have to offer, but these seaside cities have surprises in store, provided you approach properly from the water.

Five of us recently boarded a ship in Los Angeles to discover California from the sea. It seemed like nothing more than a fun way to immerse ourselves in our home state.

Here's what we didn't expect: Each port revealed a new and different side of itself there's something markedly different when you enter these waterfront cities from the water itself. Let's set sail.

SANTA BARBARA: MONIED BEACH TOWN

Our first stop...

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