Area : 108.8 sq km
Built in : 18th century
Tourism : Year Round
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Airport : Santa Barbara Airport
Location : Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara is a large beach city in California with an upscale community of boutiques, trendy restaurants and the world-famous State Street which is a seasonal fareline. Overlooked by the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains, the city has a notable Spanish colonial heritage embodied in its white stucco architecture with red-tile rooftops.
Branded as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara also has a prime agricultural field with verdant crops and award winning vineyards. Founded in 1786, Mission Santa Barbara stands proudly with its Franciscan friars and a beautiful museum. The city is a great retreat for water lovers who can enjoy several aquatic sports along the mesmerizing Pacific coast at Gaviota Hot Spring and Arroyo Burro Beach. At Santa Barbara’s restaurants, you can find delicacies from across the planet - American, Argentinian, Chinese, Indian, Caribbean etc. You can purchase hiking essentials from Mountain Air Sports, a lavish shop at Marsh Street and embark on a walk to the desert valley of Santa Ynez. Boating and birdwatching towers are available at the Cachuma Lake amidst the valley. The close-knit community here welcomes visitors to celebrate annual events and art shows at the Douglas Family Preserve. Santa Barbara also has amazing campsites and RVs, mostly lined along the beach of atop classic canyons.
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