Hi everyone– Have you been to Santa Barbara??– one of the prettiest towns in California. It was a port on our recent cruise with our travel buddies, Paul & Sue. Here were our favorite parts of our day there.
The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is a wonderful small museum– with art, artifacts and historical figures. Fun to wander and read your way through…
The city center is full of historic beautiful remnants of Santa Barbara’s past.
We came upon the Regan Ranch Center, a sort of mini- Presidential Library, based on Regan’s nearby life at his ranch.
And we ended our day at the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse, climbing up the tower for city views and wandering through the gorgeous interior.
One last Santa Barbara Institution– McConnell’s Ice Cream!! Thanks Paul & Sue for the best day out and about.
23 thoughts on “Sailing to Santa Barbara”
We haven’t made it to Santa Barbara, yet, but now it’s on the ever-growing list. You captured great photos. Isn’t it fun to wander and adventure with friends? Dawn
Hi Dawn— I think you’d like it— such a pretty drive up the coast! xo
I hav never been to Santa Barbara, but I am inspired by your post and beautiful pictures and stories here to visit some day. Thanks and hope you are enjoying Spring so far! xo
Hi Debra! SB is beautiful! I think you’d love it—good runs by the beach! xo
I love SB! My parents lived there for a few years when my dad taught at Westmont.
Awesome pics. Sounds like a very interesting place.
Great pictures Rhonda! I would love to come to California one day!💞
What amazing and colorful photos, Rhonda! I would love to visit Santa Barbara someday. I’ve never been west of Dallas.
These are fantastic pictures, Rhonda! I would love to visit someday. That courthouse is breathtaking! What gorgeous art 😊
Santa Barbara looks like a charming town! I did stop there once, but very briefly, on our way down the coast, along the big sur many years ago.
It is pretty Marcia– our west coast version of all your charming coastal towns. I think we’re going back in the fall to take our grand-girl on her 10th birthday trip (good zoo and children’s museum). Fun to hear from you! xox
Oh it looks gorgeous, Rhonda. I haven’t been, but if I’ve ever near there I’m going to make it a point to.
Hi Lacey!! It’s probably to prettiest town along the coast here. 3 hours north of us, and we drove through on our way home from SF on Saturday to stop again for that great ice cream! How you feeling by now?? We are just back from traveling– I’m heading over right now to catch up on your posts! xox
You are blessed to live near such a pretty place! I can’t wait to read more about the adventures you’ve been on.
I’m starting to come around finally 🙂
Glad to hear it Lacey– you need all the energy you can summon up! hugs hugs.
Your cruise looks like a wonderful experience. Hooray for ice cream! 🌼
I know Brigid! We have the rule when the grand-girls are here– One ice cream per day! xox
Looks like fun
Thanks Seth. Your blog is beautiful–striiking photos!!
Beautiful photos! I’ve been to California several times but not to Santa Barbara. I’ll have to remedy that!
So kind. I think you’d find it a really beautiful part of our state.
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