Santa Barbara Mission

The Santa Barbara Mission was established on the Feast of Saint Barbara, December 4, 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. More than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be the chief cultural and historic landmark in the city of Santa Barbara. Home to a […]

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Malibu

The Pacific Coast highway through Malibu will lead you through wealthy oceanside communities. There are a few beaches along the route popular with Angelenos, including Zuma Beach. […]

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San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo (or SLO) – located at an approximate halfway point between Los Angeles and San Francisco – is a prosperous, laid back down with a distinctive coastal Californian vibe. The town’s key sight is Mission San Luis Obispo, accessed from the pedestrian-only segment of Monterey St, just off Chorro St. […]

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Foxen Canyon Road Wineries

Foxen Canyon Road takes you on a scenic, winding alternate route between Santa Maria and Los Olivos where you’ll find a number of wineries &emdash; you’ll easily spot them as you make your way along the route. Many offer tasting rooms, which typically open from 10 am – 5 pm daily. […]

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The Getty

Between Beverly Hills and Santa Monica is the Getty Center, a huge, world-class and free art museum built in 1997 by the J Paul Getty trust. […]

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Completed in 1964, the Santa Barbara Historical Museum has emerged as an essential landmark for the preservation and celebration of Santa Barbara’s regional history. As one of the oldest cultural institutions in Santa Barbara, SBHM is home to the vast archival collection of documents and artifacts within our Gledhill Library and collections vault. […]

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