We are considering Los Angeles and Santa Barbara for what may be our last family holiday, girls are 21/18 and this year the oldies will also be celebrating significant birthdays. We have been to LA before and are looking at places to go after LA. SB looks as if it may hit the spot, we enjoy sightseeing, hiking, shopping, museums, kayaking, bit of horseriding, etc. What do the experts think? Would SB hit the spot and have you any wee gems of wisdom which you think we should not miss? it is between SB and San Diego which we visited about twelve years ago so are keen to go somewhere new? thanks in advance for your help. We will have a car so are flexible with travel and are willing to do day trips from SB to other places of interest.