THE AMERICAN RIVIERA
Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera due to its moderate Mediterranean climate and gorgeous mountains that greet the West Coast’s most beautiful beaches. There are few destinations better suited for visitors looking for both adventure and relaxation like Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara calendar is full of cultural events like the famous Summer Solstice, Old Spanish Days, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, and countless food and wine events that highlight everything this region has to offer. Whether you are looking to relax on one of Santa Barbara’s sandy beaches, or hike on of the trails in the Santa Ynez mountains, there is something for everyone!