SANTA BARBARA COUNTY
Santa Barbara County is full of treasures untold. Every year millions of visitors come from around the world to experience beautiful beaches, long stretches of shoreline and jaw-dropping mountain ranges. The people are friendly and the diversity from North County to South County is immense.
In North County, you will find endless rows of grapevines and acres of agriculture land bursting with flowers, fruit, and vegetables. Tourists come to enjoy delicious wine. Wineries from humble tasting rooms to palatial estates on the central coast have award-winning offerings. If you like to hike, bike, explore or bird watch… you can do it all while enjoying breathtaking mountain views. The Foxen Wine Trail starts in Santa Maria and award-winning wineries line the winding scenic roads as you explore the trail.
Old Town Orcutt is a fun town where old world charm and friendly people ensure a good time. Tasting rooms, breweries, pizzerias, restaurants and galleries make having fun and "Living it up" in Old Town Orcutt a sure thing.
South County is a spectacular place and home to the city of Santa Barbara. The city is full of specialty shops, hundreds of notable restaurants, wine tasting rooms and resort hotels that draw millions of visitors annually to experience this magnificent region. The landscape is lush with vibrant Bougainvillea, Jacaranda Trees carpeting the sidewalks with Lavender petals, magnificent ocean views to the west and a strikingly scenic mountain range to the east. Activities for every taste are in abundance. Spectacular beaches and watersports, tide pools are a delightful draw. Rollerblading, bike riding, jogging or simply flying a kite is popular on the oceanfront boardwalk that runs along Cabrillo Blvd. You can rent a surry, bikes or moped. Book a cruise or dine along the water. It is quite common to see whales, dolphins or seals frolicking in the crystal, blue ocean.