Lunch at Los Agaves (Santa Barbara, CA)

Every one of us can recall when one of our favorite restaurants closes its doors for good. It's all the more upsetting when it was responsible for introducing you to a defining dish, one that stays in your memory long after you've had it, one that hasn't been matched by any restaurant since. Such was... Continue Reading →

Santa Barbara County Courthouse (Santa Barbara, CA)

A significant architectural building in all of California is the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, built in the 1920s. It is arguably the most impressive building in the city, reflecting a superb example of the Spanish Colonial Revival style that earned it a designation as a U.S. National Historic Landmark and a place in the U.S.... Continue Reading →

Moreton Bay Fig Tree (Santa Barbara, CA)

Santa Barbara has North America's largest Moreton Bay fig tree, planted in 1877 at its current location. Its dimensions are so impressive that it is said that the canopy can shelter 1,000 people. It was somewhat difficult to find the tree, located on the corner of Chapala and Montecito Streets behind the railway station, but... Continue Reading →

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