Santa Barbara, CA
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.
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!
Santa Barbara Government
City of Santa Barbara
Phone: (805) 963-0611
Santa Barbara Police Department
Phone: (805) 897-2300
Santa Barbara Fire Department
Phone: (805) 681-5500
Vandenberg Air Force Base
Phone: (805) 606-1110
Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce
Phone: (805) 965-3023
Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission
Phone: (805) 966-9222