August 31, 2021
Santa Barbara is a chic beach town nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains on the famed Pacific Coast Highway on California’s central coastline, only 90 miles north of LA. Fondly known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a vibrant quintessential California beach town with a laid-back European vibe, stunning Spanish colonial-style architecture, sun-kissed surfers, and the perfect mix of casual coastal-chic and sophisticated charm.
The eclectic downtown area comprises the Funk Zone between the Ocean and Highway 1, State Street, and the La Arcada Plaza. Other Santa Barbara neighborhoods include Goleta west of downtown, the affluent Montecito to the east, and Santa Barbara’s wine country to the north. Santa Barbara’s year-round mild weather, scenic coastline, and abundance of activities, attractions, and things to do make it a vacation destination worthy of every ocean lover, wine connoisseur, art lover, shopper, and foodies bucket-list!
There’s so much to see and do in Santa Barbara, we suggest starting your vacation with a tour of Santa Barbara’s hot spots on the Santa Barbara Trolley, a great way to get a good lay of the land in a fun (and educational) way.