Easter in Goleta: Fun Family Activities

Easter In Goleta: Three Fun Family Activities

Dear Friends,

Easter is coming and there are plenty of family activities to enjoy in beautiful Goleta CA. With sensational year-round weather, Goleta is the perfect destination for a familyweekend. Try something together as a family that is simply enjoyable. GoGoleta.com has everything you need for vacation success, from hotels in Goleta to restaurants in Goleta.

Our website has a wealth of ideas for family activities in Goleta, but also be sure to check out these Easter activities in Goleta:

  • Easter Bunny Express at the South Coast Railroad Museum: Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Those holding the event’s egg-shaped tickets may participate in a variety of activities, including scheduled stops at Wabbit-Twacks Station, Easter-Bunnyville, Jack-Rabbit Junction, and What’s Up Dock. Tickets ($4 for adults and children) will be available at the museum during the event until 3:30 p.m.; or they may be purchased in advance during museum hours (Fri.-Sun., 1-4 p.m.). Buy tickets now through the museum’s online store and receive 25 cents off each ticket purchased. Hop aboard the Easter Bunny Express. It’s sure to be another hare-raising eggs-perience for the wholefamily! If it rains, the event will be moved to the following Saturday.
  • Goleta Egg Hunt at Girsh Park: April 19 at 9 a.m. Cost free for kids 12 and under. Girsh Park is the place for an annual Egg Hunt held usually the Saturday before Easter. The event includes 10,000 eggs and lots of candy surprises, plus face painting, jumpers, and egg rolls. The Easter Bunny also makes an appearance. Registration begins at 9 a.m., and the egg hunt begins at 11 a.m. with six different fields according to age. There will be some special eggs with prizes. Bring a basket or bag.
  • Bacara Resort & Spa Easter Bruch and Egg Hunt: Enjoy Easter with your family at Santa Barbara’s most spectacular stretch of Pacific paradise. Bacara’s decadent Champagne Easter Brunch on the Village Terrace will include made-to-order omelets, assorted seafood and sushi, prime rib, farmers’ market fruits and vegetables, a special children’s menu and more. The price is $85 for adults, $42.50 for children. Brunch guests also enjoy complimentary access to the resort’s fun-filled children’s activities includingEaster Bunny visits, Easter egg hunts, Easter hat and basket decorating, Easter egg decorating and Easter Trivet. This family-friendly resort is the perfect place to spend Easterin Santa Barbara! Reserve the “Family Time” package and enjoy two connecting rooms, and a discount on a pool cabana rental. Call 888-892-6791 for reservations.

From biking and bowling, to movies and historical sites, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Goleta, CA.

From all of us at GoGoleta.com,

Enjoy your trip to the “Good Land”!

  • Hotel Goleta: Full service hotel with 160 guest rooms, over 4500 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space, and a professional and caring staff, making it the perfect hotel choice for business and leisure travel.
  • Hampton Inn: Experience the finest taste of California in a stylish, comfortable hotel located in the contemporary “Silicon Beach” area with close proximity to Goleta High Tech Companies and Raytheon Corporation.
  • Motel 6: Located within walking distance to area dining. Visit Ellwood Butterfly Preserve (2 miles) or Goleta Beach (3 miles). Enjoy modern rooms and an outdoor pool.
  • Super 8: Begin your day with a free SuperStart continental breakfast while checking email or looking up local events with free Wi-Fi Internet. After a long day of sightseeing, relax in the spacious outdoor pool, or enjoy the picnic/BBQ area with family or friends.


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Screenwriting Resource: Essential Screenwriter’s Handbook Features Eric Edson

ESSENTIAL SCREENWRITER’S HANDBOOK FEATURES ERIC EDSONLos Angeles, CA –  Eric Edson recently contributed as a writer on the “NOW WRITE!:  Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror” book series, edited by Laurie Lamson. The “NOW WRITE!” books have been heralded as an invaluable resource for accomplished and aspiring screenwriters and novelists seeking to write a screenplay.  The book is currently #1 in the Science Fiction writing category on Amazon.

This latest in the “NOW WRITE!” series comes packed with valuable tips from acclaimed screenwriters of such films as THE TWILIGHT ZONE and STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION, plus many more, including winners of the Nebula, Hugo, Edgar, and Bram Stoker awards.  It is considered to be an essential handbook for speculative fiction writers looking to create fresh and memorable plot lines and characters. 

Readers can find practical out of the box writing exercises to tap into a treasure trove of new ideas.  One such exercise includes garnering elements from random pictures or postcards, and co-weaving these into the particulars of your chosen genre.  Other exercises include brainstorming with writers from different styles and mediums to cross pollinate ideas and provide feedback.  Still more sections feature specific ways to bring rich and accessible emotional life to your fantastical characters.

Chapter titles include “Building Worlds Without Boring Your Readers”,  “Catching Up with the Future”, and “Creating Convincing Communication Between Humans and Supernatural Creatures”. Eric Edson’s own article on  “How We Feel a Story” can be found under the category Memorable Heroes Villains and Monsters.  Edson is thrilled to be part of this work as an adjunct to his original work “The Story Solution,” considered to be one of the best screenwriting books available to writers looking to dramatically improve the impact and originality of their works.

ABOUT: Eric Edson is an accomplished screenplay writer with seventeen feature works written for such companies as Sony, Warner Brothers, Disney, 20th Fox, ABC Motion Pictures, Lifetime, Showtime, NBC, and TNT.  He also has several other works under his belt he created for episodic television.  With several graduate degrees in Screenwriting behind him, Eric is a professor of Screenwriting at CSU Northridge, lectures through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, which is the largest screenwriter training center in the world, and has been a member of The Writers Guild of America since 1981.  His best-selling work on writing a screenplay, The Story Solution, gives 23 actions that the most successful screenwriters take to create dynamic and captivating movie characters and plot lines.  More information can be found at www.TheStorySolution.com, or by following his Facebook page.

ABOUT: “NOW WRITE!” Series of Screenwriting Handbooks is a standout guide that incorporates the techniques of many different screenwriters of all different styles and genres.  Each book in the series reveals practical exercises, inspiration and guidance garnered from some of the most acclaimed screenwriters in the industry responsible for such hits as RAGING BULL, TERMINATOR 2, GROUNDHOG DAY, Lost, True Blood, and many other hit films and television shows.  It is considered a must read for writers, teachers, and film enthusiasts alike.  To find out more, visit their website, view the book on Amazon, or visit the Facebook page.


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Eric Edson
Eric Edson has written seventeen feature screenplays on assignment for such companies as Sony, Warner Brothers, Disney, 20th Fox, ABC Motion Pictures, Lifetime, Showtime, NBC, and TNT. He has also written for episodic television. He is Professor of Screenwriting and Director of the Graduate Program in Screenwriting at California State University, Northridge, and lectures through the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program, the largest screenwriter training center in the world. Eric holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Screenwriting and Film Directing from The American Film Institute, and a Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from UCLA. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English at UCLA. Eric has been a member of The Writers Guild of America since 1981. He lives in Calabasas, California. Eric can be reached at: eric@thestorysolution.com