Chances are you already know the important things about Santa Barbara: the perfect weather, the incredibly scenic landscape, and the fun that can be had in our ocean village. But sometimes, it’s the little details that make the biggest impact. Knowing theseSanta Barbara facts, not just about our city, but about the people who make (or made) their lives here, gives Santa Barbara a human factor that makes it even more welcoming. We love this place we have chosen to live, work, and raise our children in, and we invite you to fall in love with it too as you read about these five things you will learn when you visit Santa Barbara!
We REALLY Love Cupcakes
A cupcake camp held back in 2010 raised enough money to grant six wishes for the local branch of Make-A-Wish Foundation. That’s a lot of cupcakes, but when you taste the ones baked from scratch at Crushcakes & Café, you’ll totally get it! Located at 1315 Anacapa Street, they also serve very delicious breakfasts and lunches.
The Best Place to Listen to Music Under the Stars
Is right here at the Santa Barbara Bowl, located at 1122 North Milpas Street. Built in 1936 and offering views of Santa Barbara AND the Channel Islands, some of the world’s biggest stars have performed on this stage. As night falls and the lights come up, maybe it will be YOUR favorite band playing during your visit—check the schedule today!
The Urban Wine Trail
What’s better than cupcakes for the over 21 crowd? The wines found along our Urban Wine Trail, for sure! With over 100 wineries located in the area, the chances of you finding your next favorite glass of the grape here in Santa Barbara may be even higher than they would be in Napa Valley!
Hollywood of the North
The scenery in and around Santa Barbara has made it Hollywood’s second favorite place to film, and many early movies and recent television shows were filmed right here! From movies like The Graduate to Friday the 13th to Sideways and Sea Biscuit, plus television shows like the soap opera Santa Barbara, the Bachelor, and The Real Housewives, tours offered by Santa Barbara Limo to allow you to visit the spots where the stars played in style!
Earth Day Began in Santa Barbara
An oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara in 1969 inspired the very first Earth Day the next year. And because no one understands the importance of preserving our Earth’s precious resources better than we do, our city has one of the largest electric bus fleets in the nation!
Paradise is Just a Few Clicks of the Keyboard Away
When vacationing in paradise, it’s only natural that you would want to sleep in paradise as well, and our Paradise Retreats luxury vacation homes offer the type of lifestyle you deserve to become accustomed to—reserve yours today!