Carol Mendel's
Santa Barbara metropolitan area map

This 24" x 18" laminated, illustrated map of the metropolitan Santa Barbara area is ideal to use as a wall decoration in a home, dorm room, or recreational site.

pictorial, illustrated map of the Santa Barbara metropolitan area

The map features the area from the Santa Inez mountains in the north to the Pacific Ocean in the south, and from Isla Vista on the west to Montecito on the east. Dozens of illustrations highlight the points of interest.

An enlarged section of the map

enlarged section of the Santa Barbara metropolitan area map

This enlarged section of the map shows the clarity provided on the laminated map.

To buy a copy of the laminated map:

The map costs $15, which includes shipping, handling, and any sales taxes, as long as it is mailed to a U.S. Address. To order one, click on the "Add to Cart" button below. It takes you to PayPal, a secure site, where you can pay with a credit card, a debit card, or a PayPal account.

A wooden tray based on this map

Santa Barbara serving tray

This wooden serving tray based on the map can be purchased on Amazon or Etsy. [DETAILS]

How this map came to be:

The first edition of this map came out in 1996 as part of a two-sided, folded map that was sold at visitor attractions, convenience stores, gas stations, and similar locations. That was back in the days before GPS revolutionized the map industry.

On the back side of the map were printed several smaller maps, including ones of downtown Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, and Solvang. More information about these other maps is available here.

Some of those printed maps were never folded, but instead were laminated. The laminated maps were used for promotional display at retail locations, as well as sold to people who wanted a unfolded map they could put up on one of their walls.

As maps became available on computers, cellphones, and other devices, the popularity of folded paper maps declined, so much so that I no longer publish them. But I still have some of the laminated maps, and map-lovers still enjoy them, which is why I sell them here. The laminated map for sale here is the 2001 version of the map.

The laminated maps in this series:

Las Vegas

Los Angeles

Salt Lake City

San Francisco Bay Area
Santa Barbara

Western Oregon

Washington DC

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