The beautiful resort community of Santa Barbara (aptly called the "American Riviera") offers the visitor white-sand beaches, beautiful Spanish-inspired architecture, a myriad of shops and galleries, and wonderful dining options.
Please support our local animal rescue Santa Barbara Animal Rescue
Further south is Los Angeles.
Check out one of the best sites to search for anything you need in Los Angeles on the web. It is Best of the Web - Los AngelesLos Padres National Park.