Lompoc California....A Wonderful Visitor Destination Just Around the Bend from Santa Barbara

If you haven't thought about visiting Lompoc while touring California's Central Coast, think again.

Lompoc is known as the City of Art and Flowers, and it delivers on those promises and much more. 

Lompoc's Glorious Flower Fields, © Joanne DiBona

Lompoc's Glorious Flower Fields, © Joanne DiBona

Nestled just one hour northwest of Santa Barbara California, Lompoc is an emerging destination that offers a rich historical past, a picturesque wine trail and local tasting rooms featuring award-winning varietals, nationally-renowned civic murals, the awe-inspiring historic La Purisima Mission, rugged ocean vistas, hiking and biking trails, and just about any activity you have come to enjoy in other Central Coast locations. 

Please enjoy my USATODAY PHOTO GALLERY of this beautiful destination.