Santa Barbara is renowned for its warm climate, downtown beaches, beautiful views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, and Spanish architecture. There are dozens of wineries in the region, which over the years have earned a reputation for high-quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Santa Barbara wine grapes command prices that are amongst the highest in the state of California. Santa Barbara medical tourism continues to grow due to the coastal city’s perfect environment for a luxury surgery, recovery and vacation experience.
Things to do, places to see:
The Funk Zone
(Also known as the Urban Wine Trail) This area of Santa Barbara is speckled with boutique wine tasting rooms, art galleries, bars, cafes and restaurants. From food and wine, to art and shopping this area has become a Santa Barbara favorite among locals and tourists alike.
Stearns Warf is a classic Santa Barbara attraction. The pier encompasses shops, restaurants, a wine tasting room and The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center. Stearns Warf is the perfect place to spend the day absorbing Santa Barbara’s beautiful weather and coastal views.
The Historic Santa Barbara Mission was founded in 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. More than 200 years later, The Mission remains a chief cultural and historical landmark in the city of Santa Barbara. The Mission’s rose garden is the perfect place to bring a picnic and relax under the sun.
Lotusland is known as one of Santa Barbara’s hidden treasures. Madame Ganna Walska bought this Montecito estate in the early 1940’s and transformed the grounds into a botanical garden over a period of four decades. Upon her death in 1984, Madame Walska left her estate to the Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation. In 1993, Lotusland opened to the public and has since scheduled regular tours of the beautiful gardens for visitors.
Santa Barbara is known for it’s beautiful weather and amazing views. Stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking through the harbor are a must-do. Hiking the Santa Ynez Mountains and horseback riding on the beach are also popular activities.
Experience shopping at its finest in Santa Barbara’s iconic outdoor mall, Paseo Nuevo. This shopping center is located in the heart of downtown on Santa Barbara’s iconic State Street. The mall is filled with large brands such as Nordstrom’s and Macy’s as well as small boutique shops that can only be found in Santa Barbara.
With so many other activities to do and sites to see, medical tourism in Santa Barbara has continued to increase at a fast rate. Contact Kinese today to schedule your all-inclusive destination surgery in Santa Barbara.