Living in Santa Barbara

Welcome to Santa Barbara, California! Renowned around the world as America’s Riviera, it is one of the Golden State's most popular tourist destinations. Perched along the coast of the Pacific Ocean it lays to the north of Los Angeles and to the south of San Francisco. This city boasts never-ending sunshine, miles of sandy beaches and limitless fun in the sun.

The Santa Barbara, California skyline

There’s so much to do in this city by the sea. With its abundance of natural beauty set amidst protected coastlines and the Santa Ynez Mountains in the background, Santa Barbara is an outdoor lover's paradise, ideal for hiking, biking and most of all, surfing in the California sun, along with many other exciting and popular watersports.

Tourists from around the world visit Santa Barbara to experience its impressive wine country. The local and surrounding wine regions offer travelers the rare opportunity to indulge in tasting some of the most sought-after wines from award-winning vineyards. Emerging winemakers go nose to nose with world-famous vintners such as Napa-Sonoma presenting the finest in wine tasting and beautiful tours.

This small size city with its classic Spanish architecture is a welcome escape from big-city traffic making it a mecca for mega stars wanting privacy from the preying public. Hence, many Hollywood super stars such as Oprah call Santa Barbara their home away from home. Other star studded attractions, include the Santa Barbara Bowl, the Granada Theater, Opera Santa Barbara, the Santa Barbara Zoo, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, the Santa Barbara Art Museum and the Santa Barbara Historic Museum.

You’re invited to visit for a day or stay a lifetime in a city that offers unlimited sunshine and fun!

 

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Santa Barbara Government

City of Santa Barbara

City of Santa Barbara

Phone: (805) 963-0611
Web: www.santabarbaraca.gov

Santa Barbara Police Department

Santa Barbara Police Department

Phone: (805) 897-2300
Web: www.santabarbaraca.gov

The Santa Barbara Fire Department

Santa Barbara Fire Department

Phone: (805) 681-5500
Web: www.sbcfire.com

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Phone: (805) 606-1110
Web: www.vandenberg.af.mil

Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce

Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce

Phone: (805) 965-3023
Web: www.sbchamber.org

Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission

Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission

Phone: (805) 966-9222
Web: www.santabarbaraca.com

 

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Santa Barbara Transportation

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District

Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District

Phone: (805) 963-3366
Web: www.sbmtd.gov

Santa Barbara Airport

Santa Barbara Airport

Phone: (805) 681-4803
Web: www.flysba.com