Santa Barbara is typically known for its beautiful beaches and breath taking hills. What tends to go unseen are some of its hidden gems. Within Santa Barbara are also serene gardens. Some of them are locked away in Montecito or hidden in the hills, but then there are those that live within the main city itself. One of those gardens is Alice Keck Park. It occupies one square of the downtown area. There are more than 75 different tree and plant species within the park. Benches line a walkway that takes you throughout the beautifully landscaped property. There is no entrance fee or time limit (well, look out for parking limitations). It is free for all to enjoy.