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A Traveler's Guide to Santa Barbara, CA: Family Experiences + Vegetarian Food

Two hours north from Los Angeles is Santa Barbara - A fantastic and beautiful holiday destination! It is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Perfect weather, rich cultural heritage, iconic architecture, great food and wine, parks and outdoor activities - Santa Barbara has it all.

Santa Barbara Coastline, Photo shoutout to Ryan Gan on Unsplash
Santa Barbara Coastline, Photo shoutout to Ryan Gan on Unsplash

April through October is the best time to visit Santa Barbara as this is the time when it does not rain. In general, Santa Barbara is a pretty green city with a Mediterranean climate - mild winters and warm summers.


When you visit, you will find the Santa Barbara style of architecture to be quite unique: White stucco walls, red tile roofs, and arched doorways and windows. The style is inspired by Spanish colonial architecture.




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Things to do in Santa Barbara


Old Mission Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Mission is a historic landmark and one of the city's most iconic attractions. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of the mission and its significance in California's history.