Before You Go:
Currency: US dollar
Plugs: The US uses A and B plugs, and operates on a 120V voltage and 60 HZ
Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time
When to visit: Santa Barbara has mild temperatures all year round The high season is June-August.
How many days needed: 3-5 days.
Getting around: Rent a car to more easily access hikes and activities. If you prefer to use public transportation, here are some options.
Nearest airport: Santa Barbara Airport (nearest International is LAX, approx 1.5 hours away)
Local history: Santa Barbara was founded by the Spanish. Upon their arrival in 1782, the Spanish established a mission and Spanish style architecture still influences the city today.
Fun fact: Santa Barbara is one of the best spots for beach camping! One of the most popular locations is Refugio State Beach.