Santa Barbara County! Just saying the name makes you relax and think of mild weather, and, of course, beautiful beaches, picturesque mountains and valleys. Santa Barbara County consists of only a few population centers. The largest city is Santa Maria, with other major population centers being Santa Barbara City, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Santa Ynez and Los Olivos. Santa Barbara County has many wineries, from boutique to major production wineries. Many people visit Santa Barbara County to do wine tasting tours. The City of Santa Barbara has great shopping, restaurants, resorts, and, of course, the beach and pier. From deep sea fishing to hiking, biking, roller-blading, shopping, dining or just relaxing, Santa Barbara County has it.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Santa Barbara County. As you drive up Highway 101 from Los Angeles, one of the first places to stop is the area of Montecito and the quaint shops along Coast Village Road. If you keep going along Coast Village Road you will enter the City of Santa Barbara along the waterfront and pier. You can take a relaxing stroll along the pier, bathe in the sun or you can drive up State Street and discover the unique restaurants and shops. If it is the right time of year you can enjoy the Lompoc Flower Festival where fields of blooming flowers await you. Traveling a little inland you will find the cities of Buellton and Solvang. In Buellton you can visit World Famous Andersen’s Pea Soup Restaurant and just a little drove from Buellton you will find Solvang, a city that styles itself after Denmark with a variety of bakeries, restaurants and shops. Of course, you can’t talk about things to do in Santa Barbara County without bringing up the world-class wineries, breweries and micro-breweries. In fact, you can spend days on end wine and beer tasting and still not get to all the places. In the north county you will find the City of Santa Maria, home of world-famous Santa Maria style barbeque (the city has been classified as “One of the world’s best barbeque towns”), and the location of many suburban tracts of homes.
Santa Barbara County has a mix of suburbs, rural properties and estates.
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