Santa Barbara, California is a popular year-round tourist and resort destination sitting on the state's coastline. It sits between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains. Currently there are just over 92,000 people who call the city home. Santa Barbara is 87 miles from Los Angeles, and visitors to the city can use the LAX Airport for all of their flight needs. No matter what time of the year you are visiting the city, you can always expect warm temperatures that are pleasing to all. Summers are cooler in Santa Barbara than in other California cities due to the proximity of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Snowfall sometimes accumulates on the mountains, but not in the city itself. Temperatures average around 63 degrees year round.