US Cities: Santa Barbara (California)
Santa-Ines south of Los Angeles Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara) Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara) is often called California Riviera because of beautiful weather conditions, colorful Mediterranean architecture and magnificent seaside location.
Sights of Santa Barbara
In addition to many and many kilometers of excellent beaches (the best are considered West Beach, East Beach, Batterflai Beach and Hellter Beach) and green mountain slopes, here deserve attention Santa Barbara County Courthouse (1929 G.) with a clock tower of a height of 24 meters, the majestic Franciscan male monastery and Church of the Spanish Mission Santa Barbara (1786.), National Historic Park of the Spanish Fort El Presidio de Santa Barbara (1782 G.) with his famous chapel, Art Museum, Maritime Museum, and Botanical Garden and zoo.
Right above the city begins "Wine Country" Santa Barbara-Wine Country with three dozen family winery producing first-class Californian wines.
Beach holiday in Santa Barbara
Urban beaches of Santa Barbara are popular with tourists and locals. On the coast is always quite crowded, but up to ten in the morning you can enjoy the rest in relative solitude.
Despite the cool ocean breeze, in the summer season, from April-May to October, being in the sun, do not forget about sunscreen and hats. The water temperature during the year ranges from 16 to 19 ° C, but in the summer months it can rise to 21 ° C in shallow water.
Along the city beaches of Santa Barbara are restaurants, bars and small tents, where you can buy water, snacks, hot dogs and ice cream.
On the coast of Santa Barbara, in the sand and on the bottom, there is a small amount of resin due to natural factors and environmental pollution and ocean in petroleum products. That is why shoes are generally better not to shoot, even going to swim. The particles of sticky resin are well washed off with olive oil, but it is better to avoid her hair and clothes. The number of resin on the beach depends on the wind and flows. The greatest concentration is observed between Goleta and El Capitan beaches, north of Santa Barbara.
Wide sandy beach East Beach Located in the central part of Santa Barbara. On the coast there is a restaurant, game zones for children, a volleyball court and equipment for water sports, as well as rollers and bicycles. Concerts are held on Saturdays and Sundays on West Beach. Next to the coast there is a small parking, but, as a rule, after noon, find free space is quite difficult. Resting with children, it is important to remember about their safety: near the beach there is a lively route Cabrillo Blvd.
West Beach Located near the city yacht club. This is not the most picturesque beach in Santa Barbara, but is suitable for water sports. Moreover, to meet tourists here, preferring to be lying on the beach, taking sunbathing, it is unlikely to succeed; West Beach – Favorite Place of athletes and Surfers. The beach created excellent conditions for beach volleyball and football, kayaking training, windsurfing and sailing sports. From the coast you can admire the yachts and boats taking into the port.
Beach Carpinteria Located 12 miles south of Santa Barbara, on the territory of the same coastal park, at the end of Palm Avenue. The beach stretching on Mile has excellent opportunities for fishing and surfing; There are showers and volleyball courts. Campinteria is located on Carpinteria; There are paid and free parking. From December to May on the coast you can see seals and sea lions; During the appearance of offspring among eared seals, Park staff closes the beach access.
Beach Butterfly Located in a prestigious area; here love to rest celebrities. And in general, butterfly due to the lack of infrastructure more popular among local residents. The beach is located across the road from the Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel; Most holidaymakers here tourists are guests of this hotel. Beach equipment, water and food should take with you. Butterfly has a unique position on Santa Barbara coastline: the beach is one of the few places in the city where you can watch the sunset.
Located in the city center of the beach LEADBETTER – A popular place for windsurfing lovers and other active sports. In the summer months, parties and sporting events are held here; This is the most popular Santa Barbara Beach. Surrounded by cottages LEADBETTER Beach is equipped with bars, cafes, shower and picnic zones. Most parking plates are paid, however there are free zones.
Beach Hendry’s (The official name – Arroyo Burro) is located north of the center of Santa Barbara, isolated from the city of high rocks and curved coastline. HENDRY’S Restaurant, Bar, Shower and Picnic Places. Volleyball playgrounds on the coast. Despite the good infrastructure, the beach is considered one of the most untouched on the coast. The only drawback of HENDRY’S – no parking.
Located on the territory of the city Park Beach El Capitan Known as one of the best places on the coast for observation of dolphins. This seaside section is quite solitary; There is no crowd of tourists. On El Capitan there are no volleyball playgrounds, no game zones, but the waves allow you to surf. On the shore there are zones for picnic, showers and toilets; On weekends there is a store. Since the beach is located on the park, the entrance is paid – $ 5 per car.
Refugio Located behind El Capitan Beach. This is the perfect option for a secluded rest away from city noise and bustle; On Refugio there are places for camping and picnic. Excellent conditions for diving and snorkeling have been created here. Beach Length – 1.5 miles.
Hotels in Santa Barbara
In Santa Barbara there is about a hundred hotels of various categories, guest houses, motels and hostels. The largest hotels are concentrated at the Beach West Beach, as well as opposite the port. The city built hotels of international hotel chains – Best Western, Holiday Inn, Marriott and Hyatt. Most Santa Barbara resort hotels have a category 3 *.
How to get to Santa Barbara
The most convenient option to get to Santa Barbara from Moscow – Airline flights Aeroflot Change in Los Angeles. Travel time – from 18 o’clock.
Lufthansa, British Airways and other airlines are flying – in Frankfurt, London or other European cities, as well as in New York or Los Angeles. Travel time – from 21 hours.
Reviews and studies of trips
Back to Santa Barbara
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karelifornia | August 2012
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Azer Garibov | September 2009
USA, Ch.6, California
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