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Santa Barbara
— "American Riviera"

Known as the "American Riviera," Santa Barbara is located on California's Central Coast. Nestled between the Santa Ynez mountains and the Pacific Ocean — approximately 100 miles North of Los Angeles — Santa Barbara is one of California's most popular resort destinations.



This stretch of incredible coastline is famous for its spectacular beaches, historic waterfront, outdoor recreational activities, arts and culture, old missions and distinctive architecture, world-class restaurants, trendy shopping, and scenic wine country — it's not surprising that Santa Barbara is a FUN place to visit, both for business or pleasure.

When To Visit
Santa Barbara

Almost anytime is a good time to visit Santa Barbara — its "Mediterranean-like" mild climate and plenty of California sunshine (it boasts 300 days of sunshine per year) makes it an ideal venue.



Stunning Beaches
— Oceanfront Paths
Time to get away from it all? Think palm trees, sunny skies, beautiful sandy beaches, mountain views and miles of oceanfront walking and biking paths. Wish we were there now!

Art Walk
As a major West Coast art center, Santa Barbara also features a weekly "Art Walk" along the waterfront. Over 250 local resident artists display an eclectic selection of jewelry, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and unique gift items. It's a FUN way to spend a lazy Sunday — and you can't beat the views!

Santa Barbara Zoo
Visit Santa Barbara Zoo, located just minutes from the Waterfront. It's considered to be one of America's best small zoos. Have fun feeding the Giraffes!

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Fun Outdoor Recreational Activities
Santa Barbara has no shortages of fun outdoor recreational activities — enjoy everything from surfing, kayaking, kiteboarding, diving, biking, hiking, fishing, and boating to golf, tennis, parasailing, rock-climbing, hang-gliding, whale-watching and picnicking on the beach.

Beach Volleyball is also very popular — we're big fans now after watching both the U.S. men's and women's team win Gold medals at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

Santa Barbara Wine Country
While not as touristy yet as Napa Valley and Sonoma, Santa Barbara Wine Country is one of California's premier wine destinations — especially since the release of the highly-acclaimed 2004 indie hit movie "Sideways" — it was filmed on location in Santa Ynez Valley, a popular wine region in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country.

The picturesque wine country is a great place to visit — enjoy tasting acclaimed wines at over 200 world-class wineries and tasting rooms.


Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley — a popular wine region in the heart of Santa Barbara's Wine Country — is located approximately 35 miles from the beaches of Santa Barbara, 125 miles up the coast from Los Angeles and 300 miles south of San Francisco.

The scenic valley is home to world-class wineries and tasting rooms, the quaint Danish village of Solvang, the historic town of Los Olivos, the Santa Ynez "Chumash" Reservation and the luxurious AAA 4-Diamond Chumash Casino Resort & Spa.


Fun Nearby Attractions
Historic Los Olivos
Danish Village of Solvang

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Beach Volleyball at Santa Barbara Beach, Southern California

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Santa Barbara Beaches, Palm Trees and Mountain Views

 

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