We moved from Malibu to Solvang, which is about 30 miles north of Santa Barbara and slightly inland, just over the coastal mountains. Let me just say that the Central Coast of California is one of the most beautiful places we have been in California.
Of course, the winter rains have left the hills lushly covered in green and gold grasses. Plus the hills are pretty rugged.
Solvang is a ‘Danish’ village. Lots of stores and restaurants that are a major draw with tourists. Its small, picturesque, and full of good places to eat.
The central coast mountains were alive with wildflowers, especially in areas that had caught fire in the last few years. All part of the reseeding transformation.