On the way to Santa Barbara Anil and I stopped for a short hike in Nojoqui Falls County Park near Gaviota, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara.
According to my guidebook the falls were supposed to be "impressive", even if there was not too much water flowing in them. However, both Anil and I found them disappointing. Not only because they were hardly flowing, but also the hike leading to them was nothing special. Luckily it was a short hike (0.5 miles/0.8 km round trip), so afterward we still had time for another hike.
On the plus side, the park is good for families with kids as there are many picnic tables, sports and play fields. There is no fee to visit it.