Known as the Riviera of the West, Santa Barbara is an incredible destination that is perfect for either a day trip or a proper vacation. Providing both a natural and city experience, the city is considered a playground for the rich and famous. Showcasing California Mission architecture throughout, Santa Barbara is a beautiful sight to take in. Santa Barbara Municipal Airport serves as the gateway for travelers.
A great day in Santa Barbara can start off as simple as walking through the streets. The red-tiled roofs and adobe construction create a charming and relaxing environment that feels like you’re stepping into another time. The Santa Barbara Mission
is an excellent stop to take in such a sight as well as explore the area’s original native culture. Studying more of the city’s past and nature can be done in one of the many museums, including Santa Barbara Historical Museum and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Head to the coast for some time on the pristine East Beach, or take in the land with a hike anywhere between the Mesa and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Some natural respite can also be enjoyed within the city at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
. A number of wineries can also be visited in the area, providing tours and tastings opportunities.
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