Santa Barbara Featured in New York Times Travel
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara has been featured in the New York Times' popular "52 Places Traveler" article.
For the past 13 years, the Times travel section has started the New Year with articles on places to go around the world, 52 to be exact, brought to you by interesting travelers or one dedicated traveler. The destinations are varied, sometimes showcasing a small mid-western town in the U.S. and other times a remote Grecian island.
Sebastian Modak was selected as the 2019 52 Places Traveler, who's previously worked at Condé Nast Traveler. For the last installment of his 2019 series he chose to highlight Los Angeles and Santa Barbara.
Obviously we're skipping over his review of LA and getting to the good stuff of how he viewed our little blue town by the big blue sea. "... the town is almost too pleasant, like it has been packaged and gilded for maximum enjoyment," he began his article.
Modak describes Santa Barbara as having a reputation as a weekend escape for Los Angeles's elite, which reading that may cause significant eye rolls from SB locals. Not because it's untrue, but because they hate it. One true thing the writer noted that locals can agree on is the list of things you can't do in Santa Barbara: smoking, parking, and skateboarding, although he forgot to mention using a plastic straw.
Local taquerias La Super Rica and Mony's were mentioned as well as the bougie'er options fo The Lark and Bibi Ji. Of course, the ever-expanding wine scene and Funk Zone are easy targets for travel articles.
Read the full article here and share your thoughts in the comment section.