13 Pictures of Santa Barbara to Inspire You to Visit

13 Pictures of Santa Barbara to Inspire You to Visit
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The gem of California, Santa Barbara is located on the coast of California, a couple of hours north of Los Angeles.  It’s surrounded by sandy beaches, the Santa Ynez Mountains, incredible seafood restaurants and outdoor bars, and is even home to some of the best wine-growing lands in the country.  At every turn, you’re surrounded by gorgeous landscapes.

Which is why, after spending three wonderful months in Santa Barbara being a travel nurse, I wake up every day with the desire to go back.  With beauty meeting you at every corner, it’s impossible to resist the laid back lifestyle that Santa Barbara provides.  From gazing up at palm trees to staring in awe at the majestic mountains and the vast ocean, there’s a landscape to suit everyone in Santa Barbara.  There’s also clean streets, sunshine, wildlife, all the wine you could wish to drink, plus tasty food at every corner.


Pictures of Santa Barbara

Particularly beautiful at sunset, the best time for Santa Barbara photos seems to be in the winter months when the sun drops early, lighting up the sky intense colors of red and yellow tones. Or during the day when you’re at the beach!  Blue skies and ocean as far as your eye can see.  Or take yourself to State street to photography people enjoying themselves on outdoor patios or shopping at the high-end shops that litter the street.


So you see?  Santa Barbara is truly something unique.  A playground for both the young and old.  And the perfect destination to get outside and explore the beauty on this Earth.


Are you wanting to visit Santa Barbara?  For useful information on Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas, read these posts…

California’s Best Kept Secret – Santa Barbara, the American Riviera

Places to Eat in Santa Barbara – 10 Restaurants You MUST Try

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Wineries – A Guide to the Wine Tasting Rooms

Wine Tasting in Los Olivos – The Best Vineyards to Visit!


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Kylee is a traveling Neonatal Intensive Care Nurse with a love for solo travel, wine, and Taylor Swift. She has spent 6 years caring for babies in the NICU and is an expert on travel nursing. Kylee began Passports and Preemies in 2017 while volunteering as a nurse in Skopje, Macedonia as a way to reach nurses and advocate for the prevention of nurse burnout by traveling. Kylee is the original creator of the “8 Day Vacay” – A vacation geared towards nurses aiming to take advantage of the potentially 8 days off between work weeks with no need to use PTO.

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  1. Sara Zehnacker
    January 23, 2019 / 10:40 pm

    I love that I was with you for some of these ♥️ Miss you!!

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