Hotel Virginia, El Pueblo Viejo district in historic downtown, and the two pink towers of the Old Mission, are some the most famous structures in Santa Barbara. The Old Mision hosts many retreats and festivals. The County Courthouse is decorated with brightly colored tiles and its murals are strikingly beautiful. The clock tower and observation deck offer a panoramic view of the entire city. The Lobero Theatre is where the region’s premier performing arts events take place. The building dates back to 1873, though George Washington Smith rebuilt in the 1920s. The old districts are still lined with many antique, architecturally strong buildings. This is possible because of the founder’s advanced planning, and everything speaks of the rich history in Santa Barbara.