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).