Santa  Barbara is a wonderful getaway destination on the southern end of the Central California Coast.

It has a rich history, amazing architecture, beautiful beaches, and great food and drink.  

The city has many landmarks worth visiting, such as the Presidio of Santa Barbara, which still has two original structures

Santa Barbara's Spanish Mission is one of the most beautiful of the California missions. You can tour it on your own.

One landmark you must not miss is the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. The Spanish Colonial building features a stunning mural room. 

And the 360-degree views from the Clock Tower of the Courthouse are magnificent. 

Santa Barbara Harbor and Stearns Wharf are launch points for lots of fun water activities. 

On land, visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden or the Santa Barbara Zoo. The botanic garden has a wildflower meadow that blooms in the spring. 

Museum lovers can pick from several options, from art to natural history. Kids will love MOXI, the interactive science and tech museum. 

Santa Barbara has many beautiful beaches, but Butterfly Beach in Montecito is especially beautiful.  

Downtown Santa Barbara has many great food and drink options, from the Funk Zone to State Street.  

Santa Barbara's temperate weather makes it a fun getaway any time of the year. 

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