Stretching from Santa Barbara´s Mission to the gorgeous foothills of the neighboring mountains lays Mission Canyon. Some of the most interesting architecture in the city can be found tucked away along the creeks and foliage of this story book like setting. The Whale House and Creekspirit are two of many notable buildings in the area. Santa Barbara´s famed Botanic Garden is located in Mission Canyon along with the city´s beautiful and Rocky Nook Park. Parma Park also boarders Mission Canyon and is a favorite amongst rustic hikers.