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Santa Barbara

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Piers & Boardwalks · Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing

Popular things to do in Santa Barbara

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Wine Tour / Tasting
Wine Tours & Tastings
4.9
Duration: 5h 30 min
Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Historic Site
Old Mission Santa Barbara
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Santa Barbara County Courthouse ©
Architectural Building
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Stearns Wharf ©
Pier / Boardwalk
Stearns Wharf
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Things to do in Santa Barbara range from guided wine tasting tours to whale watching excursions. The city's most visited landmarks include the Bell Tower at Santa Barbara County Courthouse and Stearns Wharf, both providing great opportunities for memorable photos. For insight into the colonization of Southern California, embark on a guided tour of Old Mission Santa Barbara--its garden, historical cemetery, church, and museum. Featuring a whale watching area, picnic spots, and a playground, Shoreline Park is a good place to visit if traveling with kids.

Side trips from Santa Barbara

Six Flags Magic Mountain ©
Theme Park
Six Flags Magic Mountain Santa Clarita
3.9
Duration: 8 hours
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum Simi Valley
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat Ventura
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
246 Wine & Brew Tours ©
Beer Tasting / Tour
246 Wine & Brew Tours Lompoc
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Zoo ©
Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter
Fishing Charter / Tour
Santa Barbara Sportfishing Charter
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum ©
Children’s Museum
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Museum of Art ©
Art Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
Chaucer's Bookstore ©
Landmark
Chaucer's Bookstore
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Shoreline Park ©
Park
Shoreline Park
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Cold Spring Tavern ©
Mountain
Cold Spring Tavern
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara Historical Museum ©
History Museum
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History ©
Natural History Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
Reagan Ranch Center ©
Specialty Museum
Reagan Ranch Center
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Carriage & Western Art Museum ©
Art Museum
Carriage & Western Art Museum
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Wineries in Santa Barbara

Riverbench Vineyard & Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Riverbench Vineyard & Winery
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Jaffurs Wine Cellars ©
Winery / Vineyard
Jaffurs Wine Cellars
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
Kunin Wines Tasting Room ©
Winery / Vineyard
Kunin Wines Tasting Room
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room ©
Winery / Vineyard
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
The Red Piano ©
Nightlife
The Red Piano
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Cal Coast Adventures ©
Surfing / Windsurfing / Kitesurfing
Cal Coast Adventures
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Santa Barbara Hot Rod Limo ©
Taxi / Shuttle
Santa Barbara Hot Rod Limo
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Santa Barbara Bikes To-Go ©
Bike Tour
Santa Barbara Bikes To-Go
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min
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