Off the beaten path in Santa Barbara

A savvy traveler shows us there’s more here than State Street and the wharf 

Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara City College
Andrea M. Gómez

Santa Barbara weekend: Must-visit sights

Instead of the mission on a weekend:

It’s worth its must-visit status, but the mission gets slammed on weekends. For a similarly scenic spot with total peace, check out Santa Barbara City College, overshadowed by UCSB in this college town.

The look is more Mediterranean estate than community college—it’s a wonder anyone can get any studying done with those ocean views.

Get your art fix at the contemporary Atkinson Gallery (closed Sun; $5/day parking; 721 Cliff Dr.; 805/965-0581). 

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