Santa Barbara, California has welcoming weather all year round. So while most people visit during the summer season, mostly because of school vacations, it's very comfortable and much less expensive during the winter. With a Mediterranean-type climate and temperatures that only reach the mid-70s during most of the year, the city is a welcome place to escape any weather extreme. Most crowded during the summer, especially during the Summer Solstice Celebration in June, people also aim for travel during the Santa Barbara International Film Festival during February.
For something cool and off-the-grid, check out the Funk Zone, a hodgepodge of artists, surfing manufacturers, studios, and galleries right on the waterfront.
See all the exotic animals at the Santa Barbara Zoo, which not only has lions, giraffes, snow leopards, and gorillas, but an oceanfront view as well.
Take a tour on a Segway scooter and explore the town from the ground with Segway of Santa Barbara.
Take a two-hour tour to explore the 37 acres of botanical garden that is Lotus land: enjoy exotic plants, a butterfly garden and more.
Take a tour and taste wine at Municipal Winemakers as they make interesting and delicious wines with love.
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