California
Santa Barbara
Interesting
Santa Barbara The Essential
Interesting
Red-tile roofs, whitewashed stucco buildings and palm-fringed beaches create a distinctly Mediterranean atmosphere in this chic yet easygoing Southern California city. Arrayed along a coastal ledge and extending up into the hills between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara relishes the reputation it has enjoyed since the 19C as a fashionable vacation spot.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Santa Barbara
Stearns Wharf
Stearns Wharf
Built in 1872 by local lumberman John P.
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Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Exhibits in this complex of Spanish
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Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Some 5mi of trails meander across 65
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Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Administered by the Santa Barbara
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Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
Set amid 30 lush acres of cacti and palm
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Karpeles Manuscript Library
Karpeles Manuscript Library
Original historical documents, including
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