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The Weather in Carpinteria
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. September is the warmest month in Carpinteria with average maximum temperatures of 77°. January is the coolest month, with average minimal temperature reaching 41°. The rainiest month is December while the driest month is May.
Canoe into times past from your Carpinteria vacation home
Rich in the cultures of three different peoples from pivotal historical periods, there is much to arouse the curiosity of visitors to Carpinteria. In addition to its historic sites, bottlenose dolphins and sea lions can be spotted from the area's beaches.
Cultural profusion in Carpenteria
Discover the Plaza Playhouse Theater which offers plays, movies and events and the Curious Cup Bookstore which also hosts events throughout the year. Carpintera is an Eden for gardening enthusiasts. Head to Eye of the Day for a huge selection of pottery and statues before continuing on to Padaro Floral where fields of flowers await the visitor. Gallup and Stribling's Orchid Farm is America's largest and its fascinating visitor center is only just down the road.
Carpenteria, a playground for children
The area was named 'Carpinteria' by the Spanish because the Chumash built canoes there. It is still a great place for canoeing, which is one of the best ways to spot the seals and sea lions that inhabit the coastline between December and May. Throughout the year the community is engaged in seasonal events in Carpenteria, many of which, such as the toys for tots events, are designed for children. Santa Barbara Zoo is just round the corner and the Tomol Interactive Play Area has every concievable play item to keep the kids shrieking with delight for hours. They will also love a visit to Lemo's Feed and Pet Supply, just be careful you don't also leave with a new family member!
Not to be missed
Carpinteria State Beach
With its bluffs, rookeries and tidepools, the astounding environmental diversity of this coastline is inspiring. Visitors can discover a variety of birds, dolphins and grey whales as well as anemones in the lagoon, offshore reef and salt marshes near this sandy beach.
Carpinteria Valley Museum of History
Explore the valley's past through the unusual exhibits at this remarkable museum. Three major cultures are represented in thematic galleries; the Chumash Indians, the Spanish conquest and Mexican Rancho periods.
This amazing artificial island is situated approximately 3,000 feet off the coast and was constructed for oil and gas production. Venture across Richfield Pier to discover the seaside towns of Mussel Shoals and La Chonchita too.
Tar Pits Park
Though their name in Spanish means 'bad luck' ancient fossils have been discovered at these remarkable asphalt mines. 40,000 years ago the ecosystem here created a tar pit that captured a four metre high imperial mammoth as well as innumerable other prehistoric species.
Carpenteria Bluffs Nature Preserve
The Bluffs comprose 52 acres of tall cliffs overlooking the Carpinteria Valley and the Baltic ocean. These remarkable land formations give way to stunning beaches, which are the ideal place for a dip in the sea followed by a picnic.
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