Santa Barbara is a fun coastal California city that’s located 92 miles from Los Angeles and is just off Highway 101.
Santa Barbara is right next to some beautiful beaches and the city has an old world spanish look and feel to it. Throughout the city and along the beach areas you will find palm trees which add to the old world charm and atmosphere.
The weather in Santa Barbara is normally warm and very nice. There is a sea breeze which is from the ocean being so close to the city. The weather in the summer can range from the mid 70’s to mid 80’s. During the winter the weather can range from the low 50’s to mid 70’s. The weather is typically nice except for some rain in the winter. The weather makes Santa Barbara a nice place to visit.
Santa Barbara has a lot of must-see attractions. There is something for everyone. Here is 3 fun must-see attractions for you to consider.
1. The Museums – have something for everyone in the family. If you have kids then head over to the Museum of Natural History’s Gladwin Planetarium. Kids will enjoy seeing and learning about the stars and planets. Another kid friendly and adult friendly museum to check out is the Maritime Museum. There is a lot of wonderful exhibits about ships, boats, the ocean and there is even a ship wreak exhibit that everyone will enjoy.
2. The Wine Trails – this is a fun must-do for anyone 21 years of older. Visit all or some of the local wineries that are in Santa Barbara and outside the city. There are wine trails in Santa Barbara where you can walk to at least a dozen or more different wineries. Make a day out of visiting the beautiful countryside in Santa Barbara county while doing some wine tasting.
3. The Santa Barbara Beach Areas – there is so much to see and do on the beach area of Santa Barbara. You can go whale watching which can be a fun and educational experience for the whole family. You can go out on Stearns Wharf where you will find a number of restaurants and shops. Make sure to bring your camera because you will see so many things to take pictures of.
These are just a few of the attractions you can see in Santa Barbara. There are so many more available for you to see and do.
To find out what Santa Barbara has to offer you and your family for a wonderful getaway, check with the local Chamber of Commerce or the local visitors center. You will be able to pick up brochures and other helpful information. Also, make sure to do some research online. You will be able to see what kind of package deals are being offered. These steps will help you and your family to have the best getaway there is.