Welcome to Welge Travel Report's Santa Barbara city guide. Here you'll find the best of Santa Barbara. WTR's Santa Barbara map shows you the location of our favorite things to do in Santa Barbara - including The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum and the Wilding Museum.
You'll also find the best dining, guided by WTR's own Carlota Cuisine. Fine dining in Santa Barbara includes Finch & Fork and Johannes in Palm Springs.
Santa Barbara & Palm Springs
Welge Travel Report Notables for Santa Barbara
Getting around Santa Barbara
Public transportation in Santa Barbara
WTR's Tony Transit says the best place to learn about public transportation in Santa Barbara is (http://www.sbmtd.gov/)
Amtrak (www.amtrak.com) – Your connection to more than 500 stations in 46 states. For online information and train schedules visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245)
People Watching in Santa Barbara
WTR's Francois Flaneur says the best "PW" is East Beach.
Dining in Santa Barbara
Our Carlota Cuisine says the best dinner is at Barbareno - L: Th-Su, D: W-M, 205 W Canon Perdido St, 805-963-9591
Start with charcuterie or the grilled avocado. Carlota loikes the black cod with sweet potato and shiso or the smoked short ribs.
Nightlife/Entertainment areas in Santa Barbara
WTR's Shauna Showtime says the best nightlife is on State Street and Cabrillo Boulvard.
Shopping areas in Santa Barbara
Our Shari Shopper thinks the Paseo Nuevo Mall offer a bit of everything. Shari says for the best shopping in Palm Springs head for Palm Canyon Galleria and Modern Way.
Wineries in or near Santa Barbara
Winnie Winesnob knows Santa Barbara county has a lot of wineries. Winnie says to find the best wineries check out this site (http://www.sbcountywines.com/visit.html)
Business Information for Santa Barbara
Here is help in regard to your business in Santa Barbara: (http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/Business/)
Exchange Rates (http://www.x-rates.com/)
Recognition for Santa Barbara
We extend special thanks to the people who manage and/or own the institutions, museums and restaurants featured in our guides. In some instances we have relied on their descriptions and photos.
Lagniappe for Santa Barbara
WTR's Ernie Exhibit provides information on special current exhibitions for our featured museums such as: Santa Barbara Museum of Art
July 8 to September 8 see Fauvism to Fascism
Fauvism was characterized by the use of strident hues applied with gestural brushmarks for expressive rather than descriptive ends (derisively described by contemporary critics as the work of ‘Wild Beasts,’ in French Fauvres) and was considered cutting-edge art of the most experimental kind at the dawn of the last century.
However, both Vlaminck and Derain chose to abandon this affiliation, embarking on divergent stylistic paths that caught the attention and eventually support of the arts administration under the Third Reich.
Through a selection of drawings and paintings from the permanent collection, this exhibition explores the way the representation of the human body, both in avant-garde terms, and then, as recontextualized by 1930s National Socialism in Germany, resulted in the coopting of a modernist idiom to advance the political agenda of the Nazis – an association that still sullies the critical reception of both of these artists.