Friday, 8 August 2008

Santa Barbara

If you had to design a tourist resort from scratch then you would probably end up with Santa Barbara. I was not going to come here but wanted to go somewhere out of LA were I could rent a car so ended up in Santa Barbara. It has palm tree lined esplanade running along the sea front mirroring the mountains in the background, all of the buildings are white walled with a red tiled roof (Spanish style), it has beautiful beach with a cold Pacific Ocean sending good sized waves up the beach. There were a number of good restaurants including a fish one that is to die for. In fact Santa Barbara was everything that LA was not and it was no surprise that a large number of the celebrities forsake LA for Santa Barbara. It should be noted that there was an earthquake in 1925 and they did plan it from scratch.

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