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.
60 minutes
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Exhibits in this complex of Spanish
90 minutes
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Santa Barbara Botanical Garden
Some 5mi of trails meander across 65
60 minutes
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Administered by the Santa Barbara
90 minutes
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
Set amid 30 lush acres of cacti and palm
120 minutes
Karpeles Manuscript Library
Karpeles Manuscript Library
Original historical documents, including
30 minutes