We finally got to use the season passes we bought our last visit to the Santa Barbara zoo. If you have never been to the zoo it is a gem. Situated right near the coast, the weather is always great, the crowds small even on busy weekends, it's clean, modern and there are a bunch of other non related zoo activities like a play area for kids to enjoy.
I can honestly say it's one of my favorite zoos and it's a short distance from the Five Cities area.
Feeding of the elephants at the Santa Barbara Zoo.