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Coronado Butterfly Preserve
Type: Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here
Possibly the most wondrous 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
Possibly the most wondrous 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 to spend the winter. They hang in clumps and clusters from the branches of the eucalyptus trees, often hundreds at a time. Free to the public (there is a donation box at the entrance), the Coronado Butterfly Preserve open every day from sunrise to sunset. Even in the off season, the preserve is a beautiful place to visit, home to numerous birds and wildlife, Devereux Creek, trails, open area and outdoor gathering areas and classroom.
- 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.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Where else can you see thousands upon thousands of bright orange monarch butterflies clustered together and dripping from the trees?
- Best for Outdoor Activities Because: THOUSANDS OF MONARCH BUTTERFLIES, all in one place. Need we say more?