Santa Barbara, CA
Just north of the rambunctious activity of Los Angeles, celebrities, socialites and sightseers alike slow down in Santa Barbara — appropriately named for providing sailors refuge from a storm on Feast Day of the Patron Saint. From classic to contemporary, funky to functional, this coastal town offers quiet courtyards, a bustling wharf and a carefree Californian disposition. Reminiscent of a Mediterranean village, white stucco buildings and red tile roofs speckle the foothills of the Santa Inez Mountains. Day trips over the mountains and into The Valley unveil a world-renowned wine country dotted with stately oak trees. Finish each day with an enchanted evening basking in the golden glow of sunset.