One of the best things about having international friends here in Los Angeles is that we are crazy about exploring all that California has to offer. We travel a lot on weekends, and thanks to that I’ve had the chance to visit some of the most beautiful cities in the States (check out some of my favorite California towns here: Palos Verdes, Newport Beach, Napa Valley, La Jolla, San Diego, San Francisco, Malibu, Big Bear Lake ).
A couple weekends ago, it was finally Santa Barbara‘s turn. We started the day walking along the beach boardwalk towards the Stearns Wharf, where a beautiful dolphin fountain welcomed us. I love the beach and always make a point to stop at every pier in every town I visit; of course I couldn’t miss this one! The views of the ocean from the end of the pier were gorgeous, the water was so pristine that I could have easily spent hours staring at it. I really enjoyed taking in the nice ocean breeze, as well as checking out the few souvenir shops that were nearby. I ended up buying a cute snail magnet for my mom’s collection – I hope she likes it!
Overall, Stearns Wharf is a very nice spot to capture a panoramic view of Santa Barbara’s downtown and the mountains, so don’t miss the chance to take a walk there if you are visiting the city. Even on cloudy days, people are always out with their kayaks, skateboards and bikes making the most of the day. The vibes of this city are amazing; there is so much life everywhere you look!
Amazed by the beauty of Santa Barbara’s beach and pier? Wait and see the downtown area – it was by far my favorite thing about this city! I’ll post some pictures soon.