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Santa Barbara California

Santa Barbara is a coastal city in California known for its beautiful beaches and active nightlife. The city is located between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean on a south-facing strip of shoreline that is the longest on the West Coast of the United States. 

It is a major tourist attraction with many restaurants, hotels, museums, and entertainment opportunities for locals. The city has a broad economy that includes a major service industry, education, technology, health care, finance, agriculture, manufacturing, and municipal government, in addition to being a popular tourist and resort destination. Aside from activities, the city has a highly renowned public education district with several prestigious institutions.

The climate in Santa Barbara has been compared to that of the Mediterranean, and the city has been dubbed the “American Riviera.”

Hotels in Santa Barbara California

Attractions and Popular places in Santa Barbara California

Best Seasons to visit Santa Barbara California

Santa Barbara is best visited during the months of March-May, and September-November. The weather is moderate all year, hovering in the 60s and 70s, but traveling in the early spring or fall assures you won’t be fighting crowds and rates will be lower. 

Summer brings the majority of the city’s annual events, and it’s also peak season for beach vacations, but you’ll have to deal with more crowds. If you’re visiting during the winter, bring an umbrella because Santa Barbara receives the majority of its rain between December and February. Pack clothing no matter when you go because the early and late evening temps are substantially lower than the midday highs.

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