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Reasons to visit Santa Barbara | The Californian Riviera

Santa Barbara Shore Sunset

Not too far from Los Angeles 150 miles north you have the opportunity to visit the small town of Santa Barbara. This is a highly recommended visit if you make a route along the coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Why is it amazing? I’ll give you three reasons why you can visit Santa Barbara and why it should interest you on your journey through the West Coast of the United States.

Santa Barbara Panoramic Shot

Santa Barbara Panoramic Shot

Santa Barbara Pier

Santa Barbara Pier

Firstly if you want to enjoy California’s famous beaches with palm trees and the characteristic pier but not with too many people then without a doubt the beach in Santa Barbara will be a good choice. It is serene and peaceful but at the same time very beautiful and spectacular!

Santa Barbara Palm Trees

Santa Barbara Palm Trees

Santa Barbara Shore Sunset

Santa Barbara Shore Sunset

Secondly Santa Barbara as well as for its beautiful beach has impressive architecture. You’ll be amazed by its colonial architecture whose greatest expression are the buildings of the Santa Barbara Mission and Courthouse.

Santa Barbara Mission entrance

Santa Barbara Mission entrance

Santa Barbara Mission

Santa Barbara Mission

Thirdly and finally if you are fond of wine from Santa Barbara you can approach the Santa Ynez Valley to taste the famous wines of California in one of their warehouses. They are very popular all over the world and definitely worth a stop.

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Santa Barbara photos: John Wiley, Brian Kroprowski, Galina, Nancy Lehrer, Michael Perillo.

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