While we were wandering through outdoor venues and enjoying the unique boutiques of State Street, one of my friends told me that the area sort of reminded him Spain; and I totally agree with that. Downtown Santa Barbara has a Mediterranean feeling attached to it, with stunning landscaped plazas, multi-colored tiled walls and brick-lined sidewalks that made me feel truly at home. I just loved how every single corner was beautifully decorated with flowerpots, cute benches, metal sculptures and gorgeous fountains. The city is so well taken care of, it is really a pleasure to walk around and enjoy the little details that make Santa Barbara a very special place.
Picking a restaurant to eat was very difficult as there were so many great options to choose from (take a look here), but we finally decided to go for Italian food and take a seat at Bucatini. That restaurant hit the spot; the combination of a beautiful terrace and a good pizza was definitely what I was looking for after spending most of the day walking non-stop. Perfect ending for a perfect day.
So, what do you guys think about Santa Barbara? Would you visit it if you had the chance?