Plaza Rubio

Plaza Rubio, which faces the rose garden of Mission Historical Park, is a small-scale example of early urban planning. The … READ MORE

Gin Chow

Gin Chow has to be numbered among the most colorful figures in the history of the South Coast. This native … READ MORE

El Encanto Hotel

One of the most engaging neighborhoods in Santa Barbara is the Riviera, with its commanding views of the city and … READ MORE

Concha Arguello

One of the best-known tales from Spanish California is the story of the ill-fated romance between María de la Concepción … READ MORE

Cate School

Cate School, located at the end of Cate Mesa Road overlooking the Carpinteria Valley, is one of the most distinguished … READ MORE

The Bird Refuge

One of the most tranquil places on the South Coast is the Andrée Clark Bird Refuge. The serenity of this … READ MORE

History of Oak Park

Santa Barbara’s Children Donated Nickels and Dimes to Buy It In a sense, Oak Park, located along Alamar Avenue between … READ MORE