County of Santa Barbara. Very nice weather, cool beach areas, downtown has awesome nightlife, high-rated wines …
But to me, what I really love about Santa Barbara is how they preserve the old-style architecture. Victorian houses, faux adobe construction, Spanish-Colonial and related Mission Revival style. Don’t worry. Once you’re there, you’ll notice it easily. 😉
Do check 3 out of the 21 Missions in California…all in Santa Barbara County.
Solvang is a “Little Denmark”. A place to go for some European travel in California. 😉
If you do plan to go to Solvang, take Chumash Highway instead of the main road. It’s a shorter route and the views are better with some vista points along the way.
Hiking? Try Gaviota Peak and Nojoqui Falls.
Have you heard of Santa Barbara Funk Zone? Across the beach stretch, you can explore Santa Barbara funky side. Just places to find artists, artisans, wine makers and chefs.
See also: Santa Barbara of Natural History Museum (a life-size Blue Whale skeleton at the entrance), Santa Barbra Historical Museum, and Stearns Wharf.
Taken somewhere in Chumash Highway where you can have an overlook of the city and the ocean.
Didn’t like the grainy pictures here? How about…
Elisa Ruland’s clear and crispy professional-istic photography. Here’s one of her shorts … Shorts? … Just click … The Sunset Goodbye Rituals.
The Sophomore Slump Recommends:
Book: Varsity Blues by Jon Baker. Bias it is. But this movie turned into a book is one of the few first favorites I’ve read growing up as a teen.
Music: O by Damien Rice – This will never leave my top ten albums of all time.
Movies: Amelie – Two hours of quirky, odd, cutesy, funny, dewey-eyed, eccentric scenes. Two hours that are not enough to get enough of Amelie.
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