Santa Barbara Named in 30 Most Charming Small US Cities
By edhat staff
Santa Barbara has been named in the 30 most charming small cities in the United States by TravelMag.
The travel publication invited more than 500 travel writers, bloggers, photographers, and other travel industry professionals to name the five cities they consider to have the most charm and overall appeal. The votes were then added up to produce the top 30.
To be eligible for inclusion, the destination had to have a population of fewer than 250,000 people. According to the US Census Bureau, as of 2019, there were at least 780 cities with a population of 50,000 people or more in the country, and many more above 10,000.
The article highlights Santa Barbara's Spanish-influenced architecture, the Old Mission, Botanic Gardens, and the best of the sea and mountains.
Three more California cities made it on the list including South Lake Tahoe, Palm Springs, and Napa.
Other "charming" cities throughout the U.S. include Ann Arbor, MI; Charleston, SC; Naples, FL; and Santa Fe, NM.
The full list is available at travelmag.com.