CARPINTERIA

Full of nostalgic charm, the beachside town of Carpinteria lies 12 miles south of Santa Barbara and is home to the world-famous surfer’s paradise, Rincon Point as well as the Santa Barbara Polo Field & Racquet Club.

The Carpinteria Valley, known for its acres of flower fields and outstanding agriculture makes the town’s Farmer’s Market one of the best in Santa Barbara County. Carpinteria is also host to the state’s largest avocado festival held every October in the town’s center. Stroll along Linden Avenue, lined with century-old palm trees and an eclectic array of restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bakeries, vintage stores and surf shops.