Often referred to as the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara is continually proclaimed as one of the country’s most desirable places to reside. Nestled between the sea and the mountains, this city on the beach offers something for everyone.
The city’s close proximity to Los Angeles adds to the culture and lifestyle, while its borders of mountains and ocean keep it quaint and accessible to all its residents and visitors. In addition, the neighboring valley and wine country keep the city connected with nature through countless options for scenic nature activities.
Santa Barbara shows its eclectic atmosphere through metropolitan lifestyle combined with manicured estate gardens, boutique shopping, globe spanning dining, and open air recreation. The Mediterranean climate, diverse cultural life, ocean and mountain views combine to make Santa Barbara the perfect environment to foster creativity.
To discover all that Santa Barbara has to offer while you are visiting our beautiful city visit the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce website.
Blessed with year round sunshine, Ventura, California is settled in between Santa Barbara and Malibu. Sitting along miles of unspoiled beaches, Ventura looks out over the ocean onto Channel Islands National Park and National Marine Sanctuary. Inland from the city is the rugged beauty of the Los Padres National Forest, home to condors, cougars, golden eagles and other wildlife.
Ventura itself provides an array of backdrops and scenes to inspire filmmakers, including a 230 year old mission, a vibrant main street, seaside fairgrounds, and countless surfers. Along with neighboring Ojai, a village known for its Spanish architecture, art galleries, parks, and music and wine festivals, there is no lack of creative inspiration in the area.
With its award winning golf courses, agricultural splendor, dramatic coastline, and consistently warm climate, it’s no wonder Ventura was dubbed the “Land of Endless Summers.”