See art and artful nature in the urban wild
Photo by Bill Dewey
The grounds of opera lover Ganna Walska’s 1940s estate, Lotusland, show off the entire world of plant palettes, from a bog garden to 450 species of cactus. $35; lotusland.org
Best time to go: July and August, to see water lilies in bloom.
Stay: Hotel Oceana has two pools and free beach cruisers for guests. From $179; hoteloceanasantabarbara.com