3055 De La Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone: (805) 687-6636
Fax: (805) 682-6750
Old Mission Santa Barbara was established in 1786, and 200 years hence, it still stands today as a prominent part of the local culture and history. Known to be the 'Queen of the Missions', the missionary is home to the Franciscan friars and includes several spaces that cater to different services and work. Located amidst beautiful gardens, the missionary has many conference rooms, a small church, cemetery and mausoleum and so on. The missionary is actively involved and conducts a number of humanitarian activities for the underprivileged. There is also a gift shop here where you can buy books, CDs, photographs and more.
Located on Anacapa Street in Santa Barbara, the United States Post Office-Santa Barbara was built in 1937. Designed by architect Reginald Davis Johnson, the building sports features of both Mission Revival as well as Art Deco styles of architecture. The landmark building was placed on the U.S National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
Flanked by the Santa Ynez Mountains on one side, and the endless Pacific Ocean on the other, Santa Barbara is one of the most picturesque and beautiful cities in California. Its coastal location and consequent geography result in the city having a Mediterranean climate, and thus has earned the moniker ‘American Riviera’. Besides the climate, visitors can feast their eyes on architectural marvels like the Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Presidio of Santa Barbara. The city is also home to famous festivals like the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show, the Fiesta, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival and the Summer Solstice Parade. So, do head here and find a treasure-trove of new experiences waiting to be discovered
Santa Barbara City College is one of the most oldest and a renowned two-year community college serving the Santa Barbara city. Established in 1909, the college operates in a 74 acre campus and offers educational programs in the fields of Physical Science, Social Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Mathematics, etc. The college also encourages students to participate in extra-curricular activities and to form student's council. Various college events are hosted in the campus premises round the year of which some are open to public. Visit website for more details.
This nook where the streets meet the ocean, was home to marine warehouses and is now a booming neighborhood. The Funk Zone lies between the Highway 101 and the Pacific Ocean and is dotted with artists workshops, cafes, wineries, museums, microbreweries and galleries. From wine tasting to gallery hopping and shopping, this quaint area though small is a vibrant place to visit.