California Visitors Guide 2014 - (Page 48)

ROAD TRIPS Getaways URBAN BASE CAMP Head out from California's gateway cities to discover appealing towns and fresh ways to enjoy them Santa Barbara waterfront START HERE DRIVE TIME 1hr 40mins PAYOFF The American Riviera EXPLORE: LOS ANGELES HEAD TO: SANTA BARBARA Here's a town that justly carries the nickname "The American Riviera." Head 95 miles north of urban bustle to gaze upon elegant tileroofed estates and bougainvillea adding SANTA BARBARA LOS ANGELES 48 | VISITCALIFORNIA.COM Old Mission Santa Barbara Brophy Brothers Restaurant & Clam Bar KODIAK GREENWOOD; JEN JUDGE; COURTESY OF SBCVB&FC; ANDREA GĂ“MEZ ROMERO Los Angeles splashes of color to oceanfront hills with views of the Channel Islands. Start your visit at Old Mission Santa Barbara, established in 1786, with lush gardens and expansive views. Stroll along State Street, lined with shops and restaurants, then rent a cruiser beach bike (Wheel Fun has several locations; wheelfunrentalssb. com) to explore the waterfront, with swaying palms and sailboats in the harbor. Put down the kickstand at Santa Barbara Harbor for a bite at Brophy Brothers Restaurant & Clam Bar, famous for ocean-to-mountain views. (Tip: If the restaurant is crowded, try the quieter Brophy's bar downstairs.) Or head next door to sit outside at Deli Sushi Go-Go, for ultra-fresh maki and sashimi. Next up: Santa Barbara's Funk Zone, a former industrial area that's now the hub of the town's urban wine-tasting scene. Stroll from spot to spot, sampling the region's famous Pinot, Syrah, or Zinfandel vintages from labels like Kunin Wines and Municipal Winemakers, and Rhone varietals from Jaffurs Wine Cellars. http://www.VISITCALIFORNIA.COM

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of California Visitors Guide 2014

California Vacation Guide 2014
Table of Contents
Travel Planning Info & Extras
The Years of Living Playfully
Down on the Farm
Chef's Favorites
Live Tv Shows
Three Dream Days
Why We Love California Snow Resorts
Good Sports
Wine Country Discoveries
Theme Parks at Night
Urban Base Camp
Parks With Perks
Statewide Resources & California Welcome Centerssm
Free Advertisers’ Info
California City Index

California Visitors Guide 2014