Located in California, in the heart of Santa Barbara County, the same named city is surrounded by mountain ranges from the north, and is considered the American Riviera. Santa Barbara was built in Spanish colonial style, and attracts many tourists by its Mediterranean nature and historical monuments.
Santa Barbara is a traditional resort city featuring plenty of upscale restaurants, stylish bars and cozy coffee houses and cafes. Foreign guests give preference to so called hamburger houses which...
Santa Barbara is famous for its architectural and cultural attractions. There is a museum with collections of art by local artists - Honnero, O'Keeffe and Sarjeta in the city. Tourists also enjoy visiting Museum of Natural History, which is considered the oldest museum of the city; Art Museum with its exhibitions of antiques, photographs, Asian and American art; Maritime Museum, a planetarium and Gladvin Museum. The city is famous for large number of green spaces, gardens and parks, the most famous of which is Francesca Park. Here are cultivated breeding plants. You may also pay attention to a botanical garden with many types of unique plants, Rattlesnake Canyon with numerous hiking trails, as well as a bird sanctuary named Casa del Herrero, Memorial Park, Douglas Park, Coastline Park and an amazing carpinteria, which grows collection orchids.
Santa Barbara suburbs are also internationally renowned for their fine wine. In order to taste the different types of wine, don’t forget to visit the wine towns Los Olivos and Santa Ynez. Lovers of hiking and fresh air are offered to try horseback travelling, riding through the city on bikes, surfing and hiking to the mountains located behind the city or to the Alameda Padre Serra hill.