A few towns and cities along the Southern California coast are particularly noted for their historic events and landmarks, and Santa Barbara is one of those places. While the majority of historic landmarks in the area are structures associated with the early settlement of the town, there is one that stands out from the rest. Santa Barbara’s famous Moreton Bay Fig Tree is over 145 years old and is a unique natural historic landmark in the Golden State. In fact, it’s one of the oldest trees in Southern California!

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To check out even more of the oldest trees in Southern California (and California in general), hike through this ancient forest. Or, check out a couple of other pieces of Santa Barbara history, El Presidio and Old Mission Santa Barbara before booking a weekend at this oceanside guest house.

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Are there any other old trees or huge trees in California?

California is a fantastically diverse state, packed with natural beauty of every type imaginable. But did you know that there is a California Register of Big Trees? How cool is that?? California is renowned for its towering redwoods and sequoias, so it's no surprise that the entirety of the state can be found hiding an incredible world of both massive and ancient tree species. And the best part... both NorCal and SoCal are home to these larger-than-life sights!! Here are just a few massive (and massively historic) famous trees and groves around the state:

 

Are there any cool botanical gardens in Southern California?

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