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Isla Vista Weekend Getaway

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Now that classes have wrapped up at UC Santa Barbara, this is the best time for a weekend getaway 90 minutes north of LA in Isla Vista.

If parties are your thing, this weekend should find Del Playa and Sabado Tarde sprinkled with farewell bashes as the kids pack up for a summer back home.

But if peace and quiet are your thing, cruise up the 101 in a week or two when pretty much everyone has cleared out leaving the sleepy college town and all its beaches available for you and yours.

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Last weekend we went up to IV for the night to show you what you might see if you make your way north this weekend. Tons of pictures after the jump.