Carol Mendel's
illustrated maps
of the Santa Barbara area

front cover of the Santa Barbara Visitor's Map  
Carol Mendel's illustrated maps are full-color, pictorial maps of major visitor destinations. The large type makes them easy to read, and the many illustrations make them fun to use.

The main map in the Santa Barbara Visitor Map was a 24” x 18” map covering the Santa Barbara metropolitan area, featuring main roads, cities, communities, parks, visitor attractions, and points of interest

It covered the area from Isla Vista on the west to Montecito on the east, and from the Santa Ynez mountains on the north to the Pacific Ocean on the south.

The other side of the map included maps of Downtown Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Santa Barbara County.

Although the paper version of this map is no longer published, maps from it live on in other ways.

The map of the metropolitan area lives on as a wooden serving tray. In addition, it can be seen on this website. See below for details.

The maps of Downtown Santa Barbara and Solvang can also be seen on this website. See below for details.



map of Santa Barbara metro area

This map shows the Santa Barbara metropolitan area. For an enlarged version of this map, plus additional information about the map, go here.

Santa Barbara serving tray

This is the wooden serving tray based on that map. [DETAILS]




map of Downtown Santa Barbara

Much of the flavor of downtown Santa Barbara comes from its Spanish tile roofs and the decorative motifs in the tiles, fountains, and grillwork.

For an enlarged version of this map, plus additional information about downtown Santa Barbara, go here.




map of Downtown Santa Barbara

The Danish-American community of Solvang is about an hour's drive northwest of Santa Barbara. For an enlarged version of this map, plus additional information about Solvang, go here.



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