SANTA BARBARA REGION
From Carpinteria’s sunny beaches to the wild North County coast, this is a region filled with many moods and discoveries. In Santa Barbara, take the Red Tile Walking Tour to see the romantic Spanish architecture that helped earn the city the title of “the American Riviera.” Santa Barbara is also a major arts destination thanks to such leading cultural institutions as the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Or visit more than a dozen leading winemakers in downtown and near the beach on the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail. But you’ll definitely want to go to the source and explore the region’s world-class wine areas. You can taste wines near Lompoc (also home to celebrated flower fields), in the Santa Maria Valley, or in the Santa Ynez Valley, where you’re sure to be charmed by the small towns of Santa Ynez, Buellton, and Solvang—the Danish capital of America. And don’t forget to try Santa Maria-style barbecue—California’s succulent slow-cooking tradition.
- Things to do in Santa Barbara
- Wine & Food in Santa Barbara
- Places to stay in Santa Barbara
- Deals in Santa Barbara
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