Santa Barbara Day Trip

A popular vacation spot for Hollywood types, Santa Barbara is a relaxing alternative to the activity of the city. With its multitude of historic Spanish missions, you truly get a sense of California’s cultural past. Wine-tasting can be had at several vineyards which dot the surrounding landscape. Students of the University of California, Santa Barbara create a college-town atmosphere with enough shopping and nightlife for those who want to get away for the weekend without giving up entertainment. The drive from L.A. along the scenic Pacific Coast Highway is beautiful, and short enough that you can make this a true Los Angeles day trip if you can’t stay the weekend. For more information, visit the official Santa Barbara Visitor’s Guide.

Approximately 95 miles from Los Angeles (View Map)