Santa Barbara Sounds with Neon Trees

Alternative Rock Band


Our travel cravings are to get to the show in that particular city, but we have our favorite spots to find something to wear or eat an incredible meal.

We would spend our perfect day in Santa Barbara because it can be absolutely majestic with its lush hills and quiet beach, but there's also plenty of great shopping and restaurants. It's probably the closest thing to what a lot of people think California looks like. We've seen so many places in the world, and that's still probably the town we'd like to spend a perfect day in.

We would stay at one of the beach houses in Montecito right near Santa Barbara. We wrote a lot of songs for our next record in one of those. It made us never want to stay at a hotel again. The place we're most excited to go to next is Australia for the summer. It will be our fourth visit touring and hanging down under is our favorite outside the U.S.

Santa Barbara Sounds with Neon Trees

The activities that can't be missed

1. Shopping and dining on State Street in downtown Santa Barbara.

2. The art crawls, Boardwalk, and harbor of Leadbetter Beach or Sterns Wharf.

3. See a show at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

My favorite places to eat

1. Natural Cafe is an amazing place for a healthy lunch.

2. Super Cuca's for a burrito—the portions are huge.

3. Arigato Sushi—the sushi is always fresh and the menu is delicious.

Santa Barbara Sounds with Neon Trees
Santa Barbara Sounds with Neon Trees

The places you should definitely see

1. Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.

2. Any of the beaches, especially Channel Islands.

3. The fable Santa Barbara Moreton Bay Fig Tree, which is the largest in the country.

My favorite hidden gems

1. The Sand Dollar rental property in Montecito.

2. Lotusland, a 37-acre botanical garden.

3. Harbor Seal Sanctuary in Carpenteria, California.

Santa Barbara Sounds with Neon Trees