|Sand Art. Santa Barbara Beach. California. December 2011.|
Overview of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is a city within the Santa Barbara County in the state of California. This city enjoys a Mediterranean climate making it a popular destination within the United States. The city is an all year tourist destination due to its fair climate. As per the 2010 national census, there were 88,410 people living in this city. The biggest employer in the city is the California University, Santa Barbara, having 6,200 employees. The architectural design of the city is highly influenced by the Spanish Colonial Revival-style homes.
El Paseo Shopping Mall
This makes it as one of the top tourist attraction sites because of its deep history. This is the first shopping center in California.
De La Guerra Plaza
This is the first City Hall. It remains to be the center of city’s administration. This site has been marked as California Historical Landmark.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
This is one of the best Art Museums in the city. It has exhibitions that are of international standards.
This is among the many parks in the city. Here, tourists find good time to relax and connect with nature. It is just like a normal park in the US though the climate here is very conducive for tourists.
How to get there
There are various options for reaching this tourists’ city. There is the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport that serves tourists coming with commercial airlines. The city is bisected by U.S route 101 for those using bus services. There is also a train option for those who like using rail services.