Welcome to Santa Barbara, California: a captivating blend of colorful history, distinctive architecture, and legendary Southern California lifestyle. Known around the world as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara rests between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Just 92 miles north of Los Angeles and 332 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Barbara is easily accessible for visitors from around the world.
To learn more on Santa Barbara, we invite you to visit the websites listed below.
Santa Barbara is Now a Smoke-Free City
The City adopted a new law prohibiting smoking in outdoor public areas to provide a healthy, family-friendly, and clean environment for residents and visitors. Smoke-free outdoor areas will reduce cigarette butt litter, lower the risk of fires, and limit public exposure to secondhand smoke. Smoking is prohibited in the following areas:
Smoking is defined to include tobacco, marijuana, and electronic vaping devices. The law is currently in effect with signage planned for installation on sidewalks and other outdoor areas in early 2018. The City will use verbal warnings and public education as the primary means of enforcement. Your cooperation is appreciated.
For more information and frequently asked questions, visit SantaBarbaraCA.gov/Smoking.