Cradled by the Santa Ynez Mountains and bordered on the West by the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is a dream for most group travelers. Labeled by some as the "American Riviera," Santa Barbara has a pleasant Mediterranean climate and a purely California atmosphere.
The area is a popular tourism hub for the luxurious lifestyle, beautiful scenery, exotic weather, and multitudinous attractions. The red-tile roof and Spanish style buildings only add to the allure of the location, making one dream that they are truly in the Mediterranean where anything can happen and dreams come true.
There's nothing like a relaxing vacation in beautiful Santa Barbara! Go car and carefree with bike tours through the city, explore the local vineyards and tour historic homes, or simply pull up a chaise and sunbathe on the golden beaches. The cerulean waves are calling your name so grab a kayak, surfboard, or stand-up paddleboard and discover new freedoms. Visit downtown Santa Barbara and all of the most popular (or off the beaten path) restaurants and cafes, clubs and art galleries, and even one of the state's oldest outdoor shopping arcades, Paseo de la Guerra. Without bounds luxury, Santa Barbara is perfect for the distinguished traveler while remaining laid back enough for millennials, families, and even student travelers.
If you're interested in history, visit the Presidio neighborhood at attractions such as the Casa de la Guerra, one of the first Royal Presidio homes of the Spanish army. Also, visit the Santa Barbara Historical Museum, take a historic Red Tile Walking Tour, and discover the many historic vineyards in the area!