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Carpinteria is a small oceanside city located in south Santa Barbara County, California, east of Santa Barbara and northwest of Ventura.
The Carpinteria beach is a must see to enjoy the calm waves as well as areas with surfing swells. Seals and sea lions can be seen in the area December through May at the Rookery in the nearby Carpinteria Bluffs, as well as an occasional gray whale.
For more information about Carpinteria, CA visit the City of Carpinteria website.
Goleta is located about 8 miles west of the city of Santa Barbara, along the coast of southern California. On each side of Goleta you will see the Los Padres National Forest's Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Goleta has several public parks to make for a relaxing afternoon, including Stow Park, Lake Los Carneros, and the Coronado Butterfly Preserve.
While you are visiting Goleta you can see some historical sites such as the Stow House, an 1872 structure stocked with period furnishings. The grounds include the Goleta History Museum, a working Blacksmith Shop, a Maritime Museum and Carriage House. The city's premiere annual event is the Goleta Lemon Festival. The event is held over two weekend days every October.
For more information about Goleta, CA visit the City of Goleta website.
Hope Ranch is located in a hilly area just south of the Cieneguitas Creek, which flows down the topographic expression of the More Ranch Fault. Residential roads show the history of Hope Rance as they weave through the terrain and make an elaborate network of horse paths.
Isla Vista has a Mediterranean climate located on a south-facing portion of the Santa Barbara County coast, between two small peninsulas, Coal Oil Point and Campus Point, in view of the Channel Islands.
Isla Vista is one of the most densely populated areas in California. Residents are made up mostly of students (from the University of California, Santa Barbara), but the community is also home to middle-class families and a large number of immigrants.
Montecito is a well known community and is home to many celebrities. It is home to stunning beaches, including famous Butterfly Beach, charming Coast Village Road and Upper Village. Just follow the lead of the local residents and hang out on the patio, sit by the beach, and watch for that familiar face.
Looking for a great lunch or dinner? Coast Village Road has a wide variety of restaurants, delis, pizza parlors and ice cream shops to fit your fancy.
Santa Barbara is located on an east-west trending section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city is widely known as the "American Riviera."
The Santa Barbara French Festival is an annual event that takes place Bastille Day weekend in July. In addition to being a popular tourist and resort destination, the city economy includes a large service sector, education, technology, health care, finance, agriculture, manufacturing, and local government.
Santa Barbara is a year-round tourist destination renowned for its fair weather, downtown beaches, and Spanish architecture.
Summerland is just how you would image - everything about it spells summer fun. While in town you can visit the polo fields where weekly games are enjoyed or walk the local beach.
For more information on Summerland, CA - visit the City of Summerland website.
UC Santa Barbara (USCB) is a coeducational public university located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean just north of Los Angeles.
The UCSB campus hosts 12 national research centers, eight of them supported by the National Science Foundation. The quality and stature of undergraduate programs are highly ranked. U.S. News & World Report ranks UC Santa Barbara among the top 50 universities in the country.
UCSB is most well known for education Aquatic Biology, Psychology, Film, and Philosophy.
Learn more about UC Santa Barbara.