Taste Wine: Small and charming, with a remote
feel, to it, the Santa Ynez Valley became one of California's
most famous wine growing regions, when it was featured
as the location for the Oscar-winning movie, "Sideways."
Scuba Dive: The extensive kelp forests surrounding
the Channel Islands just offshore from Santa Barbara
provide a tremendous venue for scuba divers.
Go Horseback Riding: A journey into the Santa
Ynez Mountains that border Santa Barbara to the east
takes one from the Riviera feel of the city's coast
to the classic California terrain of golden hills
and giant oak trees. There's no better way to experience
this country than on horseback
.Shop: High fashion can be found in State
Street's many boutique shops. For bargain hunters,
the nearby Camarillo Outlets feature over 160 stores
with discount brand-name clothing and other merchandise.
Dine: The dozens of fine dining restaurants
that line State Street and the surrounding blocks
are the heart a Santa Barbara dining menu that features
some of Southern California's most varied and high
Bicycle: An extensive array of scenic coastal
trails makes Santa Barbara a joy for bicyclists.