Where is Santa Barbara, California?
The area described here includes the county of Santa Barbara with the cities of Santa Barbara, Lompoc, Santa Maria and Solvang. It is located in the southwestern part of California.
What County is Santa Barbara?
The city of Santa Barbara is characterized by three factors: its Spanish-Mexican heritage, its university and its location with the resulting climate. For the Spaniards, Santa Barbara was an important stop on the Camino Real, as evidenced by the well-preserved Mission and the Spanish Presidio. Santa Barbara became the seat of a university early and thus the city managed to keep its idiosyncratic Flair alive.
The local climate promotes viticulture and the numerous palm trees growing in the city, all of which support the tropical ambience of the town. In 1787 the Spanish Mission La Purisma was founded at today’s Lompoc. The nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base still determines the structures of the city. Santa Maria gained a certain dubious fame through the trial against Michael Jackson. Solvang was founded in 1911 by Danes and still has a distinctive Danish Flair. The architecture is ALSO Danish. The Spanish Santa Ines Mission is much older in the vicinity.
Bakersfield 129 km, Los Angeles 153 km
in California: Oxnard, San Luis Obispo
Flights to Santa Barbara
There are no direct flights from Europe to Santa Barbara.
From Frankfurt you can reach Santa Barbara with a one-time change with American via Dallas and with Lufthansa and United via Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
From Munich, you can fly with Lufthansa or United via Denver, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
From Zurich, you can fly with United via San Francisco.
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