Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California is a cool, quaint town about 2 hours north of Los Angeles. It’s a place that many Angelinos will drive to for the day, to have lunch or to stroll and enjoy State Street. There are many cafes and shops on State Street so you can walk up and down while enjoying the lovely weather because it is normally very pleasant in this city.

Santa Barbara has an airport, its code is SBA and US Airways, United, American, and Alaska all fly here.  If you travel up and down the California coast, you notice many cities with names starting with Santa or San (San Francisco, Santa Ana, Santa Monica, Santa Ynez, San Bernardino, San Juan Capistrano just to name a few). Many of them are named for saints as there was a huge missionary presence in the 17th and 18th centuries.

This tasty treat is called a butter ring and can be found at Andersen’s Danish Restaurant on State Street. You can order online and they will ship to you your tasty treat.  Normally when we drive here this is the place we eat. If we decide not to eat here, we always end up here for dessert because the butter roll is all kinds of delicious. There is nothing healthy about it, and that’s what makes is so scrumptious.  If you visit Santa Barbara, you should definitely stop here and enjoy.

Andersen’s Bakery

1106 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 962-5085

And if you’re in the mood to shop, one of my favorite places is Crossroads Trading Co.  I’m not a big shopper, I actually hate shopping but this place has amazing clothes at a fraction of the cost. The clothes are used, recycled, second-hand (whatever word you want to use to signify that these clothes were hanging in someone else’s closet before they got to the store, feel free). If that doesn’t bother you, you will absolutely love this place.

Crossroads Trading Co.

1025 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

There is much more to Santa Barbara than State Street. There is a pier, beaches, tons of art galleries, parks, restaurants and beautiful homes that are grand beyond your imagination. It’s a lovely city, you could spend a day here or a long weekend. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.

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  1. That butter roll from Andersen’s Bakery is always delicious and the picture does it absolute justice. Fine article.

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