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Coronado Butterfly Preserve

Type: Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here

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Possibly the most wonderous of all natural wonders in Santa Barbara, California. The Coronado Butterfly Preserve is a place where - from late October through early March - monarch butterflies migrate...  Read More


  • Things to Do in December: "Once you've walked through the preserve, keep right on going across the bluff for a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean."
  • Free Things to Do, Outdoor Activities: "Most people visit the preserve for a self-guided tour, but you can call ahead to arrange a tour to learn more about the overwintering butterflies."
  • Best for Things to Do in December Because: When all the shopping and wrapping and carousing gets to be a bit too much, go out to nature for an easy, beautiful hike.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: Coronado Butterfly Preserve is a gorgeous place to see overwintering butterflies in the colder months and hike around in the warmer months.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: THOUSANDS OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES, all in one place. Need we say more?

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