Santa Barbara Sights & Things to Do

There are no shortage of sights to see and things to do in Santa Barbara. Some of the traditional favorite sightseeing spots are: the Old Mission Santa Barbara and picturesque Rose Garden, and the County Courthouse where you can climb the tower and look out over the city.  In the waterfront area, East Beach is a perfect place to relax and perhaps play a game of volleyball, Stearns Wharf is a fun place to stroll, shop and even fish. Also in the waterfront area is the quaint Santa Barbara Zoo, the Maritime Museum and the scenic breakwater. Santa Barbara is also home to the University of California Santa Barbara, Westmont College and other esteemed learning institutions that are worth a tour. Nearby, there is the world-famous Lotusland botanic gardens and over the hill are a number of award winning vineyards and wineries that are perfect for a relaxed day trip.

Stearns Wharf

At the bottom of State Street, in downtown Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf offers breathtaking views of the harbor and beaches, backed by the…

Public Market

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Mission Santa Barbara

Called the ‘Queen of the Missions’ for its graceful beauty and picturesque setting, Mission Santa Barbara is the city’s most iconic landmark. Its…

Santa Barbara Beaches

Santa Barbara beaches are among the best beaches in Southern California. Backed by the rugged Santa Ynez Mountains and protected by the Channel…

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Sea Center

Founded in 1916 as the Museum of Comparative Oology, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has evolved to include more than 3.5…

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Ever wanted to create sound effects for a Hollywood movie or step inside a giant guitar? At MOXI, you can do all this…

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Quick Facts about SBMA Comprises 27,000 works of art: an art museum of magnitude and quality more commonly found in cities eight times…

Sunset Kidd

The Sunset Kidd is located in the beautiful Santa Barbara Harbor. We have been offering spectacular coastal and sunset sails since 1987. Sunset…

Salt Caves SB

In 2010, Pam McCaskey had a vision to┬ácreate a welcoming and nurturing place in┬áSanta Barbara, CA that emphasized┬áholistic health. With a lifelong passion…

Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Celebrating 22 years of Excellence! Since 1998, Santa Barbara Adventure Company has been the premier adventure travel outfitter on the central coast while…

Wine Country Tours

Sun, fun, and plenty of wine. We all know wine makes everything better. Lucky for us, Santa Barbara County has the best wine…

Santa Barbara Surf School

Our private one on one surf lesson in Santa Barbara is the perfect introduction for beginners. A private lesson is also a great…