: Santa Barbara International Airport (SBA)
: 2 exits: 101N at Arrellaga or 101S at Mission
: East Beach/West Beach
: Mountain High
: La cumbre
: Louie's at the Upham Hotel
Car: not necessary
Santa Barbara is located on the Central coast of California. Lake Cachuma and Lake Casitas are both an easy drive from downtown Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara has its own classical music station (KDB), the symphony directed by Nir Kabaretti, an opera company and several ballet companies, museums of art and natural history, the Ty Warner Sea Center, UCSB, SBCC, The Music Academy of the West, and more...
It's an easy drive to 'wine country' in the Santa Ynez valley - vineyards and wineries where you can enjoy wine tastings, including the Fess Parker Winery, where you can enjoy Shakespeare on the lawn in the summer. Musicians perform before the play and during intermission. It's a wonderful event for families, who bring their children, food, and blankets or lawn chairs to enjoy the evening's performance. Some performances are contemporized; others, are performed in the styles of Shakespearean theater.
Beaches, Los Banos Pool, a juried arts and crafts show at the beach & much more.
Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, shelling, basketball court, minature golf, wildlife viewing, health/beauty spa, boating, racquetball
Golf: There are several public golf courses in the area within a 15 minute drive from our property.
Ski: Mountain High, Bear Mountain, and Snow Valley Ski Resorts are in the San Bernardino Mountains about 21/2 hours south of Santa Barbara by car. Mammoth Mountain is about 51/2 hours by car.