Santa Barbara attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every single year. While endless activities in the perfect weather is a big reason for this, much of the tourists come simply because Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places you will ever see. This being the case, you do not have to do much of anything in order to enjoy a vacation here, as finding a nice place to relax and take in the beauty is sure to provide for some awesome memories. The following are a couple of the best places to do just that.
The Santa Barbara Courthouse
In the heart of downtown Santa Barbara, you will find one of the best examples of the gorgeous Spanish-Moorish architecture that characterized the life of this city. While the courthouse itself is incredibly beautiful, it hardly compares to the beauty that visitors can drink in from the top of the Mirador Clocktower. When you reach the top, you can enjoy sweeping views of the ocean as well as the entire city as it creeps up towards the towering mountain range to the north. You will never forget the scene that you will find here at the corner of Santa Barbara Street and Anapamu Street.
The Santa Barbara Harbor
You will find incredible beauty and peace at the Santa Barbara Harbor. Watch as boats silently slip in and out of the harbor, with towering mountains in the distance on one side and the endless aesthetic of the ocean on the other. There are plenty of restaurants and happy hour places that provide the perfect setting to take in this beauty, whether you are enjoying the sunset or the sunrise. Find the harbor about a half mile to the west of the famous attraction in Stearns Wharf.
When you combine the gorgeous views and fresh air that you can only find at the beach, you have one of the best places to enjoy a beautiful landscape. Hendry’s Beach provides the best place to soak in Santa Barbara’s beauty. By taking a very short and easy hike parallel to Cliff Dr., you will find some of the most beautiful, panoramic views of the ocean and the city of Santa Barbara. Find it to the east of the city near Cliff Drive and Las Positas Road.
While you can find a lovely view in practically any place throughout the city, the places described here offer the very best that the city has to offer. Travel to Santa Barbara and experience beauty that you can only find here.