The most interesting buildings in Santa Barbara are the hundreds of years old Hotel Virginia, the Old Mission’s towers were events are celebrated, and the antique El Pueblo Viejo district, situated downtown. The County Courthouse features richly colored tiles, while the clock tower and observation deck have a scenic view over Santa Barbara. George Washington Smith revamped the Lobero theatre in the 1920s, and the facility dates back to 1873. Today, the best performances in the region are held here. All these architectural buildings lining up the streets were possible thanks to the city planner’s detailed eye.