Over the past few months, we’ve all delved into a more digital world, with days of social distancing at home and numerous online meetings. Why not add some fun to your work from home routine and experience Santa Barbara (digitally, of course) by immersing yourself within a stunning virtual background for your next Zoom meeting? Below, we’ve compiled a few inspirational backgrounds for you to download that offer beautiful and iconic views of the Santa Barbara South Coast. It’s a great way to break up the monotony of the traditional workday and plan for your next escape to The American Riviera®.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
The iconic Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a must-see for visitors and locals alike as it offers a beautiful, 360° panoramic view of the city from the top of the distinctive four-faced clock tower. This architectural landmark is known for its red tile roof, elegant arches and lush sunken garden peppered with bougainvillea and this Zoom background is a beautiful and fun way to give a nod to this local gem. Inside this still-functioning courthouse, you’ll find ornate wrought-iron chandeliers and beautifully painted mural walls. The next time you visit, don’t forget to peek inside the stunning Mural Room, the jewel of the courthouse, that offers 6,700 square feet of hand-painted Groesbeck mural.
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Known as “Queen of the Missions”, the Old Mission Santa Barbara is a perfect historic backdrop with its grand double bell towers, lush gardens and the majestic San Ynez mountains in the distance. This Mission founded in 1786 is still an active parish church and a recognized landmark in Santa Barbara’s cultural landscape. And make sure to take some time to stop and smell the roses at the A.C. Postel Memorial Rose Garden, adjacent to the Santa Barbara Mission. This beautiful garden contains over 1,500 rose plants and is a beautiful spot for an outdoor picnic, lawn games, or to catch a brilliant sunset.
Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara Waterfront
Surround yourself with an Instagram-worthy backdrop of the palm-tree-lined coastline and iconic Stearns Wharf at the waterfront. Picture yourself soaking in the sun on the beach, kayaking in the deep blue water, or fishing off the end of the Wharf. Here you’ll find an outdoor playground with warm weather, a salty sea breeze, and endless activities to pass the time.
Santa Barbara doesn’t miss a beat in the area of outdoor adventure. Year-round you can bike, sail, hike, surf, kayak, stand-up paddleboard (SUP), golf, rock climb, beach comb, or go out for an exploratory trip to Channel Islands National Park. Put yourself right in the middle of the action with this playful and sporty backdrop for your next Zoom call.