Santa Barbara, California, 150 miles from Los Angeles (from downtown LA to be precise as the Californian megalopolis extends for 150 km), 540 miles from San Francisco, 380 from Monterey, blessed by nature and the Mediterranean climate which have elected it the American Riviera, a must for all the Hollywood star system. Whether you’re making a small detour along the Route, whether we are chasing the stars of cinema and music, that’s what we recommend when we are in town Santa Barbara, California.
A night in the town there is plenty of choice from ballets, theater performances, exhibitions and conferences, authors, journalists, actors and directors all famous. To find one’s way in this sea of activities and offers we should start by Arts & Lectures at the University of Santa Barbara the “must” of entertainment by night. If you ask a local for advice to eat well they will probably direct you to Arnoldi, the square from the ’40s in what was once the Little Italy of Santa Barbara. Murals with views of Lake Como and the same menu that could be offered on the Amalfi Coast.
Namaste is much more than a yoga center. A community center in addition to the study of yoga offers reading groups or based therapies massage in a suite sunny location just outside the center of Santa Barbara. Staff were friendly and always available to help you choose between a Buddhist meditation or a session of Pilates.
Wear sunglasses and a bathing suit and take your place in Los Baños del Mar, the most beautiful and best-equipped public swimming pool in Santa Barbara. Olympic swimming pool never too crowded open all year round with clean and heated water with clean and spacious dressing rooms filled with people of all ages. The Passo di San Marco is a good alternative to get out of the way of California. A nice walk in nature and the remains of the epic California which began with the Spanish then placing a scheduled stop at Cold Spring Tavern to feel a bit of cowboy beer drinking and listening to live music. Finally, the panoramic view of Santa Barbara that you can enjoy climbing the clock tower of El Mirador in the little historic district of Spain which is still in the city.