A Santa Barbara-area resort casino

The Chumash Indians are native to this region of Santa Barbara County, a land that has been populated by Native Americans for about 10,000 years. And though a handful of small towns dot the valley today, much of the area still retains an agricultural look and feel that's more vintage than modernized. The Chumash tribe's casino and resort is the exception — the sprawling complex includes a modern day casino, 122-room hotel, expansive day spa, gift shop and small business center all under one roof. Rooms have been recently renovated to feature down duvet-topped beds, flat-screen TVs and bathrooms with soaking tubs.

The casino itself consists of 2,000 slots, a variety of poker tables (including a 24-hour room), bingo large enough for 1,000 players and blackjack. There are three restaurants within the casino, and a 1,400-seat entertainment showroom bringing in a solid lineup of performers and, occasionally, boxing matches. If you need a break from gaming, Santa Barbara is a 30-minute drive over the San Marcos Pass.

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