Unique Spanish style of architecture, a beautiful mountainous backdrop and an appealing waterfront – with all this and more, Santa Barbara is certainly one of the most attractive towns in California. People, who book tickets for a peaceful holiday in Santa Barbara, mostly choose the place for its abundant natural beauty. The best part of taking a tour in the town is that most of the attractions are situated close to each other. Have a look at three popular natural attractions in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Some of the most singular and unique trees and plants, which are native to California, are showcased in the Santa Barbara Botanic garden. The lush stretch of vegetation makes the whole area look beautiful. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden offers a combination of various floral species. It is said that the garden is so popular that almost everyone in the city knows where it is situated. A part of the garden has been listed as the Santa Barbara Country Historic Landmark. You can either choose to take a stroll around the park or go on guided tours, wherein you will be informed about the different places of significance.
Stearns Wharf, built in 1872 is located at almost the tip of the State Street. It gradually came to be known as the longest deepwater pier between San Francisco and Los Angeles. This is one of the most prominent landmarks of the city and features a number of establishments such as restaurants and stores, with a stunning view of the mountains at the backdrop, an aquarium, and a beautiful view of the harbour. It can be the best place to have a romantic dinner with your partner while enjoying the surroundings.
Ganna Walska, a famous Polish opera singer, was the mind behind the stunning place known as Lotusland. The garden has been the subject of a great deal of attention across decades. Several fantastic vignettes offer a peek at some of the most unusual plants, including cycads that are said to date back to the Jurassic and Triassic periods. Other exotic plans include various varieties of ferns topiaries, bromeliads, cacti, aloes, succulents, ferns and of course, lotuses. The water gardens, orchards and plats are filled with plants tinged with different shades of blue. You can either get just the regular tickets for kids aged 10 and above or get regular group tours. People visiting with younger kids can choose family tours. There is a beautiful gift shop known as Garden Shop where you can buy souvenirs and gifts.