La Arcada Historic Courtyard, Santa Barbara

La Arcada Historic Courtyard, Santa Barbara

La Arcada Historic Courtyard is considered a hidden jewel that goes back to 1926. One of the architectural highlights is a clock tower modeled after a famous clock in Chicago that dates to 1880. This plaza is a perfect spot for selfies.

There are lifelike statues greeting visitors, designed by J. Seward Johnson and George Lundeen, that offer an interactive feel, as well as selfies and other photo ops. Another highlight includes the pair of bronze dolphins, with a playful look. A turtle fountain is possibly one of the most famous sculptures on display.

Food experiences here are unforgettable. Andersen's Bakery and Restaurant features Danish pastries and other cuisines. Petit Valentien offers a fusion of French and Ethiopian cuisine. Additional food and drink options include California cuisine, wines, French chocolate, and Italian cuisine.

The stores include the historic barbershop, which has displays of all the equipment used throughout the years. There are also three art galleries with works by local artists, as well as a variety of retailers.

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Sight Name: La Arcada Historic Courtyard
Sight Location: Santa Barbara, USA (See walking tours in Santa Barbara)
Sight Type: Shopping
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