Santa Barbara on the
California central coast is about 2 hours north of the Los Angeles
basin. From State Street and the Santa Ynez Mountains to the
rugged Channel Islands and the burgeoning wine country, Santa
Barbara basks in sunshine, natural bounty, creativity, cultural
sophistication and an appreciation for taking life at your own
Santa Barbara County is
the perfect setting for a family vacation and offers countless
offbeat treks, ocean adventures. Head to the beach to picnic and
soak up the Santa Barbara sunshine. Swim, fish, sail, or kayak.
Rent bikes and cycle in the fresh sea air along the scenic
beachfront bike path. Take the family to the zoo.
Santa Barbara and
surrounding area have over 100 museums and galleries, hundreds of
unique and luxury shops and a great variety of restaurants from
fine dining, outdoor dining and casual fare. From the ballet to
the opera, the symphony to modern dance, film to literature, Santa
Barbara is a kaleidoscopic cultural adventure.