Continue along the Central Coast and enter Santa Barbara County with a visit to the little known and hidden Jalama Beach. The town offers a great park with gorgeous views, charming sundries stores, and plenty of activities: picnicking, fishing, whale watching, bird watching, and more. The burger at Jalama Beach Store and Grill is notorious, as well, so arrive hungry.
Then, kitsch things up by visiting Ostrichland in Santa Barbara, where you’ll see not only ostriches but emus, other large feathered friends, and their babies. Buy feed and then hold on tight, because these birds are not only strong but rather... assertive. It’s as close as you’re going to get to a real dinosaur since the La Brea tar pits aren’t old enough to have trapped any.