Insider's Guide to Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara—less than 100 miles from L.A. up the Pacific Coast Highway—is one of the best things about Southern California. Reminiscent of the Mediterranean coastline, Santa Barbara is often referred to as “The American Riviera.” Its temperate weather, Spanish influence, fine dining, nearby wine country, shopping, beaches, hiking and overall easygoing atmosphere all combine to make Santa Barbara one of the most sought after cities to visit and live in. With new farm-to-table restaurants, some fantastic beachside resorts, and up-and-coming neighborhoods like the Funk Zone, the town is more exciting than ever. We wanted to share this great Santa Barbara guide compiled by Goop. Santa Barbara is the perfect place to call home, or come for a vacation!