This is another great family vacation stop, along with Monterey and the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park. Just be aware that if you are taking a vacation / holiday down the Pacific Coastal Highway, that this is not right off the road. It as a little tricky to find.

If you are down south in Los Angeles, this would be a great site to get away from the stressed-out areas. Lots of old growth California redwoods scenery and, don't forget, that smell. I'm still looking for the smell tag... If you want to find the Gardens, I suggest visiting the official Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens website.

These photos were taken in 2004.