Santa Barbara735 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara
Perfect architecture, and a perfect setting. Santa Barbara, aka 'The American Riviera' enjoys a dreamy Mediterranean climate, with plenty of sunny days and mild winters. Add a wine country producing award winning vintages, outdoor adventures on land and sea, and big city arts and entertainment, and you have a city that’s a poster child for the Californian good life.
Stroll along State Street for excellent shops and dining, launch a kayak from East Beach to paddle under Stearns Wharf, visit the classic Old Mission Santa Barbara and tour the 1782 Presidio for a look at original adobes like El Cuartel, the second oldest surviving building in the state. Then explore the city’s forward looking neighbourhood, the refurbished warehouses of The Funk Zone, now home to urban wine tasting rooms, artist’s studios and cool boutiques.