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Santa Barbara, California

charming mediterranean perfection

Santa Barbara is an ideal stop for anyone touring the pacific coast’s highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is an affluent town built in a charming Mediterranean style, making it one of the Central coast’s most attractive regions to visit. Enjoy the idyllic scenery by biking through the city or simply relax under the palm trees that are blessed by the constant rays of sun.

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Visit Santa Barbara, California

You’ll know you are approaching Santa Barbara, California when you start to spot the red-tiled rooftops.

Where is Santa Barbara?

As you drive from North to South along the Pacific Coast Highway you will find Santa Barbara between Pismo Beach and Los Angeles, shortly after Solvang. Santa Barbara is 2 hours drive away from Los Angeles, 1 hour 40 mins drive from San Luis Obispo and 2 hours 10 mins from Cambria. It’s an ideal stop along your Californian road trip for a laid back lunch and a relaxed afternoon exploring before heading onto your destination.

Don’t leave Santa Barbara without… Hitting up the Farmers Market. Go whilst you are hungry and pick up everything you may need for a fresh picnic, done like a true Californian.

What to do in Santa Barbara, California?

Whether you have a couple of days to spend here or you are just passing through, there is loads of laid back luxury to submerge yourself into this picturesque town. Enjoy the Spanish Colonial Architecture that is prominent all over the city, and indulge in the rich history behind it. Visit State Street for some serious shopping or head to Arroyo Burro Beach for family-friendly fun! A visit to the Courthouse in Santa Barbara will show you the beautiful Spanish architecture and outstanding decoration that adorn each room within. Climb to the top for panoramic views of the whole town. 

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