Road Trip > California > Isla Vista

by Rainbow Bobbins

On a recent road trip to California I took a jog through Isla Vista, CA — the wild college party town adjacent to UC Santa Barbara. At 9:00 am on a Saturday the town was dead — maybe all the students were sleeping off last night’s party. Aside from the parties and associated litter, Isla Vista is gorgeous with easy access to lovely beaches. Some photos:

Drunken Landscaping

Apartment across from the ocean. There are probably 10 students living in one apartment.

Here is a place for rent

Isla Vista has a handful of little parks with access to the beach - here is a view from one

Isla Vista has a few architectural gems scattered through the neighborhoods - here is a fun geodome

Cool looking church

Isla Vista Mural on Del Playa

Early spring flowers in bloom