Welcome to Explore 2013

Often referred to as the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara boasts a Mediterranean climate, miles of beaches, palm tree lined streets and beautiful Spanish architecture. Along with the beauty, the area is rich with history, culture and adventure. Making this charming town a travelers’ dream and a locals’ paradise.

The beauty not only lies in the streets of Santa Barbara, but her neighboring towns offer their own unique experiences and plenty to explore. In Carpinteria, enjoy First Fridays and meet the local merchants; go antiquing in Summerland; take in a show at one of the many performing arts theaters in Santa Barbara; head north and visit the acres of vineyards and taste some of the best wines in California. In this special publication we have compiled lists of all the things to do and see in Santa Barbara County.

What ever your interests are, use this section as a resource and start exploring this little slice of paradise we call Santa Barbara.