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A language study trip to Santa Barbara promises fantastic beaches and ideal conditions for water sports. Aside from a relaxed beach vibe, the city offers students and weekend visitors a wealth of entertainment options.


Boasting plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures, the region around Santa Barbara is often referred to as the American Riviera. In this city there are no high-rise buildings blocking the view of the impressive natural landscape. Instead, Santa Barbara is defined by its colonial architecture and flat-roofed houses. The Santa Ynez Mountains rise up behind the city, providing a fascinating backdrop. The sprawling shoreline is dotted with palm trees and small parks and is sure to be a main attraction during your language study trip in Santa Barbara. Unlike the beaches around Los Angeles, the volume of traffic here is relatively low, the air is clean and the pace of life is far removed from the bustle of the city. A pier extends all the way out to sea from the promenade and provides lots of culinary delicacies and entertainment. 

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Santa Barbara is the most beautiful city I've ever visited.

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Although Santa Barbara is popular with retirees, the city has an incredibly youthful charm. This is mainly due to the fact that there are a number of universities in the area and plenty of students living nearby. This young demographic encourages a diverse cultural calendar and a vibrant nightlife. The city also has a great array of shops and numerous top-quality restaurants. With a little luck, you might even bump into the odd Hollywood star after your language course in Santa Barbara. Residents from Los Angeles flock to Santa Barbara at weekends to enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and tranquil way of life for which it is known. Even the celebs leave the comfort of their Beverley Hills villas to spend a few peaceful hours out on their surfboards or on the beach.


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