Adorned with a beautiful coastline and a quaint neighborhood, Santa Barbara is often compared to its European counterparts that also boast of sprawling fine sand and clear waters. The city is also famous for its Mission-style buildings and Victorian or Spanish Colonial Revival houses.
Whether you are an indoor or an outdoor type of person, you will not run out of things to do in Santa Barbara. Beachcombing is definitely on top of everyone’s list, but you can also do some sightseeing and city exploration.
Spend time with nature in the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, a picturesque landscaped setting where you can see different plants and trees that represent California’s native flora.
Exhibiting vast collections of classical European paintings, modern art, and Roman antiquities, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is always present in an art lover’s itinerary. You can also view temporary exhibits from local and national artists.
If you are searching for a wonderful place to stay, a much recommended option is the Santa Barbara Golf and Ocean Club. It has a wide range of facilities that any holidaymaker can enjoy.
The Santa Barbara Zoo is worth a visit if you want to see animals, both wild and domesticated. There are over 600 animals being taken care of in the zoo.
Because of the warm-summer Mediterranean climate experienced by Santa Barbara, the city experiences warm summers and slightly cool winters that are moderated by the ocean breezes. Winters are usually rainy and have average temperatures of 8 to 18.9 °C (46.4 to 66.1 °F). Summers are mild and moderate with average highs ranging between 20.9 to 24.4 °C (69.6 to 76 °F).
From April through October, the Santa Barbara Bowl lights up with different musical events and concerts. There are also a number of fiestas, cultural shows, and sports events held in the city throughout the year so there’s always things to do in Santa Barbara to keep you busy.
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