Getting to Know Santa Barbara: Great history Attractions
Santa Barbara’s history dates back to the 1500s when the land was first occupied by Native Americans, then taken over by Spaniards. A turn of events lead to the territory later being developed by America, and the city has since been a beautiful coastal city in California known for its subpar ambiance and upscale luxuries. For those who are interested in the exciting history of the city, many attractions in the area make it possible to learn. Take a look at some of the top attractions for history buffs in the city. Ian Filippini, the president of Filippini Wealth Management, Inc. recommends a visit to each and every one of the following attractions.
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
The SB Historical Museum provides a showcase of exhibits and artifacts that reflect the rich history of the city. You will find many furnishings, artifacts, displays, photographs and more inside of this museum, some that date back to the very beginning of the city’s history. The museum is open daily and if you want to get an inside glimpse of the city, this is one place that you will want to visit.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Here you can not only enjoy some of the history of the city, but also view spectacular pieces of art from around the world. There are works that date back for the last 5,000 years on proud display at this museum, and there are nearly 30,000 works inside of the building. Some are from local artists, others come from around the world.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
The County Courthouse still functions today serving the needs of the local government. However, a step inside can also help you discover plenty about the history of the city. The Courthouse features old Spanish style architecture as well as lush gardens and more.
Santa Barbara Mission
Ian Filippini Santa Barbara will tell you that the mission is of great importance to the people of the city. The Mission is one of the oldest missions still in operation today, with a history that dates back hundreds of years. There are several ways to explore the rich history of the city at the mission, including through the museum as well as the grounds themselves.
Casa del Herro
Casa del Herro offers tours two days per week. This site was built in 1925, and much of the building remains unchanged all of these years later. The Spanish architecture stands out at the building, as does the colorful gardens and lush landscaping throughout.
In the center of downtown Santa Barbara, leading to the Pacific, is State Street, a street filled with shops, restaurants and more. The entire State Street area has buildings that have been a part of the city for a great number of years, each representing a different area and a different part of the history of the county. Not only does State Street provide an array of historical value for those interested, there is also plenty to see and do for adults and children alike. You do not want to miss a State Street visit!
Learning about Santa Barbara through these various attractions is a fun way to spend the day. These attractions are all family-friendly, and you will certainly enjoy learning and exploring with one another. After your visit, be certain to stop by Filippini Wealth Management Inc. to learn more about the financial services they offer. Mr. Filippini and his team of professional experts at Filippini Wealth Management Inc. will happily assist you with a broad range of services, including tax planning, insurance, estate planning, purchasing real estate, saving money and much more.