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Santa Barbara County

Occupying gorgeous landscapes along the Pacific Coast, Santa Barbara County rambles along rolling hills and basks in a breezy Mediterranean climate that attracts everyone from surfers to soul searchers. Encompassing prime Pacific Ocean shores and the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains 90 miles north of Los Angeles, the region blends epicurean living with world-class hiking, biking and surfing.

A lot of boats docked with man paddle boarding in between

Jessy Lynn Perkins

Wonderful Wharf

A great place to start your adventure is the county seat, Santa Barbara. Head to the shore, where Stearns Wharf has been a magnet for leisure-seekers for generations. Brimming with shops, seafood restaurants and the Museum of Natural History, which focuses on marine life in the harbor, there’s something to love for kids and adults alike about this classic boardwalk-style landmark. It’s also renowned as a local fishing spot, so feel free to cast a line while you enjoy the views of the coastline. For a taste of history and culture, head to the iconic Old Mission Santa Barbara where the city’s Spanish colonial history comes to life.

Pleasing Pismo

Pismo Beach’s annual Clam Festival in October serves up music and gourmet seafood. At the nearby Oceano Dunes, California’s only drive-on state beach provides a magnificent setting for recreation on four or two wheels. The town’s Monarch Butterfly Grove never fails to delight nature lovers.

Los Olivos

Los Olivos is renowned for its magnificent wines. Visitors can choose between exploring the surrounding region’s wine country or hanging out in the charming downtown area. Go tasting at the many wineries or savor eclectic fare at the great restaurants in town.

A view of the Santa Barbara Mission, with its bricks, red tiles and twin bell towers.

Jay Sinclair

Danish Delights in Solvang

One of the quirkier places to visit in the Santa Ynez Valley, Solvang is best known for its Danish architectural flourishes and restaurants serving Scandinavian pastries and meals. Attend the Danish Days festival in September.

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