Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California


Santa Barbara,

Why now?

Located at the base of the Santa Ynez mountain range just 95
miles north of
, the south-facing beaches and token Spanish architecture has
earned Santa Barbara the moniker of the “American Riviera.” The red
roofs, white stucco walls and surrounding greenery will transport
you to a colonial Spanish village that rocks the laid-back vibe
southern California has become famous for.

When to go?

With a unique microclimate that boasts 300-plus days of sunshine
a year, there isn’t a bad time to visit. Head here in October
to beat those wintertime blues, or opt for a spring visit between
and early June
to avoid the throngs of tourists who flock here in the summer

Who to take with you

While Santa Barbara is infamous as a prime location to tie the
knot, we suggest taking on the town with your go-to girl gang.
Whether you’re taking a dip at Butterfly Beach or cruising through
the hills with the music blasting, you’re sure to make memories
worth toasting to.

Most likely to bump into?

Sandy-haired surfers, aspiring DJs, honeymooners and throngs of
locals all heading down State Street for a night out.

Don’t miss

Head down to the Funk Zone for a night out amongst local
hotspots or go for a stroll in the garden at the foot of the
Mission to surround yourself in the intoxicating aroma of 1,500
varieties of roses. For the adventurous spirit, hike up to Lizard’s
Mouth at sunset to see the unparalleled view of the Santa Ynez
valleys washed in a deep golden haze.

An essential to bring with you

Good vibes and a great playlist – think top down, cruising along
the coast with your chicest shades kind of music.

How to get there

Fly into Santa Barbara airport or opt for the larger LAX and
rent a car. The drive north along the 101 is well worth it for the
stunning oceanside views.

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