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  • Santa Barbara, CA
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Santa Barbara: Angelenos’ Favorite Getaway

95 miles from the City of Angels is Santa Barbara, a true gem of the California coast. Sitting approximately two hours from downtown Los Angles, Santa Barbara is close enough for a weekend jaunt while still being packed with enough fun activities to last a week! This coastal city is well known by locals and tourists alike. It boasts a rich history, including Mission Santa Barbara, dubbed the "Queen of the Missions", founded by Spanish Franciscans as part of the California Missions – which stretch from San Diego all the way up to San Francisco.

Palm Tree Row

Attractions for Locals and Tourists Alike

Frequently referred to as "The American Riviera", Santa Barbara contains approximately 91,000 residents, but it is a common vacation destination for both out-of-state and international visitors. People from across the world are drawn to Santa Barbara for many reasons: proximity to wine country, quality dining, a wealth of activities, endless shopping on State St., and much more! The pleasant, nearly year-round Mediterranean climate encourages hiking, trips to the beach, and relaxing strolls through town.

Some well-known points of interest in the Santa Barbara area include:

  • Mission Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Courthouse
  • The Santa Barbara Bowl
  • Santa Barbara Historical Museum
  • Santa Barbara’s Moreton
  • Bay Fig Tree (the largest Moreton Bay Fig Tree in the USA)
  • Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens
  • Ty Warner Sea Center
  • Refugio State Beach
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Lotusland
  • Chase Palm Park
  • Lobero Theater
  • Rattlesnake Canyon
  • Museum of Natural History
  • Granada Theater
  • Cold Springs Tavern
  • Arlington Theater
  • The Maritime Museum
  • Channel Islands National Park
  • kayaking
  • hiking and camping
  • Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens
  • Tangerine Falls
  • Lizards Mouth
  • Santa Barbara Library
  • Sterns Wharf (built in 1872)
  • Elings Park
  • Santa Ynez Valley
  • The Santa Barbara Zoo
  • La Cumbre Peak

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