555 Capitol Mall Suite 1100
Sacramento, CA 95814
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This grande dame of the South Coast isn’t as old as she looks. In fact, the current fantasy of Spanish colonial-style architecture—all red-tiled roofs and whitewashed courtyards covered in climbing bougainvillea—didn’t take root until 1925, when an earthquake damaged downtown buildings, making room for a whole new look. And in this case, it was a romantic look back, a nod to the region’s first Spanish visitors more than 150 years before. The elegant style has stuck around, and become the city’s visual touchstone.
Perfect architecture, and perfect setting. Tucked into the lee of the Santa Ynez Mountains and protected from the brunt of Pacific wind and waves, “The American Riviera” enjoys a dreamy Mediterranean climate, with plenty of sunny days and mild winters. Add wine country producing award-winning vintages, outdoor adventures on land and sea, big-city arts and entertainment, and you have a city that’s a poster child for the California good life. Stroll State Street for excellent shops and dining, launch a kayak from East Beach to paddle under Stearns Wharf, visit the classic Old Mission Santa Barbara, and tour the 1782 presidio for a look at original adobes like El Cuartel, the second oldest surviving building in the state
UC Santa Barbara is a top-ranked public institution recognized for excellence across all fields of study. Located on the edge of the Pacific