Surroundings, Santa Barbara
The surroundings of Santa Barbara include the suburbs of Goleta, Carpinteria and Montecito.
Santa Maria, California
Santa Maria was first settled in 1868 and named La Graciosa, it was changed to Central City until 1882 when it became Santa Maria. It has an agricultural base with broccoli, lettuce and strawberries distributed internationally.
Santa Maria Museum of Flight
The Santa Maria Museum of Flight on Airpark Drive has planes displayed in two hangars.
Address: 3015 Airpark Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93455-1821, United States
Opening hours: 10am-4pm; Closed: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $5.00, Senior $4.00, Child 17 & under $3.00, Students $3.00, Child 11 & under $2.00, Military discount FREE
Useful tips: Donations are accepted. Picnicking is permitted Friday through Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., April through November; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the rest of the year.
Facilities: Gift shop, Restaurant or food service
Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum
The Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum has displays of the region's history including displays of the Chumash Indians as well as some model railroads.
Carpinteria (pop. 13,747) is a resort located southeast of Santa Barbara with an excellent sandy beach and its natural reef breakwater which prevents rip tides.
Carpinteria Valley Historical Museum
The Carpinteria Valley Historical Museum has displays from the area's multicultural history including the valley's Indians, the Chumash.
Santa Ynez, California
Santa Ynez is a turn-of-the 20th century village with old west history at the museums and missions.
Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum
The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum has exhibits about the Chumash Indian culture, as well as 19th and early 20th century life in the Santa Ynez Valley. A large collection of North American Indian baskets, pottery, beadwork and weaving is on display.The Parks-Janeway Carriage House houses an extensive collection of surreys, stagecoaches, phaetons and other horse-drawn vehicles.
Address: Box 181, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-0181, United States
Opening hours: 12pm-4pm; Closed: Mon, Tue
Always closed on: New Year's Day (Jan 1), Christmas - Christian (Dec 25), Christmas Eve - Christian (Dec 24), Easter - Christian
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $4.00, Child 16 & under FREE
Useful tips: Tours by Appointment Tuesday - Friday.
Typical Visit: 30 minutes
Windhaven Glider Rides
Windhaven Glider Rides offers rides of varying duration over the hills of Santa Ynez Valley. Picnic tables are available.
Address: Box 625, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-0625, United States
Opening hours: 10am-5pm; Closed: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
Always closed on: Christmas - Christian (Dec 25)
Entrance fee in USD: Adult $125.00
Useful tips: Fares depend on length of time. The minimal admission cost (15-20 minutes) is listed. the longest flight, 35-40 minutes, at 5,280 feet costs $215. Call for full rates. Reservations are suggested.