Admit it, California is a tourist's wonderland. Nearly every city up and down the coast is worth a visit. You may think you've seen all they have to offer, but these seaside cities have surprises in store, provided you approach properly from the water.
Five of us recently boarded a ship in Los Angeles to discover California from the sea. It seemed like nothing more than a fun way to immerse ourselves in our home state.
Here's what we didn't expect: Each port revealed a new and different side of itself there's something markedly different when you enter these waterfront cities from the water itself. Let's set sail.
SANTA BARBARA: MONIED BEACH TOWN
Our first stop...