- When to Visit Santa Barbara
- Santa Barbara Art Walk
- Santa Barbara Beaches
- Santa Barbara Zoo
- Fun Outdoor Activities
- Santa Barbara Wine Country
- Santa Ynez Valley
— "American Riviera"
Known as the "American Riviera," Santa Barbara is
located on California's Central Coast. Nestled between the Santa
Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean — approximately
100 miles North of Los Angeles — Santa Barbara
is one of California's most popular resort destinations.
This stretch of incredible coastline is famous for its spectacular
beaches, historic waterfront, outdoor recreational
arts and culture, old missions and distinctive architecture,
world-class restaurants, trendy shopping, and scenic wine country — it's
not surprising that Santa Barbara is a FUN place to visit, both
for business or pleasure.
Almost anytime is a good time to visit Santa Barbara — its "Mediterranean-like" mild
climate and plenty of California sunshine (it boasts 300 days of sunshine per
— Oceanfront Paths
Time to get away from it all? Think palm trees, sunny skies, beautiful sandy
beaches, mountain views and miles of oceanfront walking and biking paths. Wish
As a major West Coast art center, Santa Barbara
also features a weekly "Art Walk" along the waterfront.
Over 250 local resident artists display an eclectic selection of
jewelry, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and unique
gift items. It's a FUN way to spend a lazy Sunday — and you
can't beat the views!
Santa Barbara Zoo
Barbara Zoo, located just minutes from the Waterfront. It's considered
to be one of America's best small zoos. Have fun feeding the
Fun Outdoor Recreational Activities
Santa Barbara has no shortages of fun outdoor recreational activities — enjoy
everything from surfing, kayaking, kiteboarding, diving, biking, hiking,
fishing, and boating to golf, tennis, parasailing, rock-climbing,
and picnicking on the beach.
Beach Volleyball is also very popular — we're
big fans now after watching both the U.S. men's and women's team
win Gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.
Santa Barbara Wine Country
While not as touristy yet as Napa Valley and Sonoma, Santa
Wine Country is one of California's premier wine destinations — especially
of the highly-acclaimed 2004 indie hit movie "Sideways" — it
on location in Santa Ynez Valley, a popular wine region in the heart of Santa
Barbara Wine Country.
The picturesque wine country is a great place
to visit — enjoy tasting acclaimed wines at over 200 world-class
Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley — a popular wine
region in the heart of Santa
Barbara's Wine Country — is located approximately
35 miles from the beaches of Santa Barbara, 125 miles up the coast from Los
Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco.
The scenic valley is home to world-class wineries
and tasting rooms, the quaint Danish village of Solvang, the historic
town of Los
Santa Ynez "Chumash" Reservation and the luxurious AAA 4-Diamond
Chumash Casino Resort & Spa.
Fun Nearby Attractions
Historic Los Olivos
Danish Village of Solvang