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Santa Barbara - The American Riviera
All the ingredients of a wonderful California vacation adventure can be found in the Santa Barbara area. This is a paradise of scenic beauty and diversity. The many outstanding attractions and hotel resorts in an ideal location have been drawing the rich and famous for over a century.
Santa Barbara County boasts the only stretch of Pacific Coastline (from Alaska to Cape Horn) that lies east-west. Its unique south-facing position is a key factor in its temperate climate.
From miles of white-sand beaches to the ranch lands of the Santa Ynez Valley to the award-winning wineries of North County - there is something sure to attract your attention. No wonder the locals call this area the "American Riviera".
The City of Santa Barbara (pop. 90,200) is located midway along a very scenic stretch of the Pacific Coast Hwy, between the Santa Ynez Mountains the ocean. It is one of the premier tourist destinations in Southern California and hometown of former president Ronald Reagan.
Discovered in 1602 by Spanish Conquistador Sebastian Vizcaino. In 1782 a Spanish fortress was built there followed in 1786 by the famous Mission. This Spanish heritage can be seen in the many white-washed adobe style buildings that grace this city.
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Mission Santa Barbara - Queen of the Missions
About the size of a city block in the center of town, El Presidio is a living history site interpreting the Spanish, Mexican, and Native American heritage of Santa Barbara for students, the local community, and visitors from all over the world.
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Tour Santa Barbara Gardens Santa Barbara is home to many beautiful and well kept botanical gardens and orchid estates.
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Tour Pacific Coast Highway One writer described it as 'The country's most picturesque stretch of asphalt.' For many long stretches, the highway separates rolling green hills from high ocean-cliffs overlooking the blue pacific. And various towns along the way provide even more atmosphere for adventure and flavor. This place is a popular honeymoon destination.
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