You might have heard the news that Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned physicist, passed away at the age of 76. The world will miss him forever. His contributions to the field of cosmology especially black holes and time travel are exceptional, right?
Have you heard about Stephen Hawking's Favourite Places? Well, it’s an original documentary series in which Stephen Hawking sets out on his space ship to explore his favourite places: Black holes, the Big Bang, Saturn and Santa Barbara.
Tucked away in the state of California, Santa Barbara is known for its beautiful wineries, scintillating beaches and balmy weather. According to Stephen Hawking, Santa Barbara’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics is the best place for blue-sky thinking.
Check out how to make your holiday in Santa Barbara, a memorable one.
Admire the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture
Situated at Anacapa Street, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse is an excellent example of Spanish Colonial Revival structure. Spread over 150,000 square feet, it comprises of four buildings. When you enter the ground, you’ll see an amazing collection of palms and specimen trees from approximately 25 countries. This place is also popular for hosting events at the Sunken Garden. You can take elevators to check out the El Mirador Clock Tower.
Spot amazing wildlife
For all you wildlife enthusiasts, the Santa Barbara Zoo is a must-visit. A 30-acre area, it has interesting exhibits like the Forest's Edge, Cats of Africa, California Trails, the Crawford Family Penguin House, Elephant Walk and African Veldt. Home to more than 500 animals, you can spot wildlife which includes California condors, capybara and many more.
Indulge in paragliding
Imagine yourself soaring into the sky with the breathtaking Pacific Ocean in the background, exciting, isn’t it? Well, on your trip to Santa Barbara, go for paragliding and enjoy the bird’s eye view of the beautiful city of Santa Barbara.
Take a wine tasting tour
Soak in the picturesque beauty of Santa Barbara whilst enjoying the drive on your winery tour. Stroll though the vineyards and interact with the winemakers. Visit the tasting rooms to sip sumptuous wines and relish the picnic lunch.
How to reach here
By flight: Nearest airport, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport.
Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur