Season 1, Episode 1
Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Santa Barbara, CA
Scott Topper Visits Gary & Catherine at K-LITE 101.7 FM Studios in Santa Barbara. Scott Topper then Visits Elings Park to Discover Llamas, Glass Sculptures, Paragliding, and Mesa Music Nights with Moneluv Band. Scott Topper Visits Dave Lettieri at Fastrack Bicycles.
Best Things To Do when Visiting Santa Barbara
Most visitors come to Santa Barbara to relax along the beach. But when they don’t have their feet in the sand, you’ll find them trying on the latest fashions on State Street, gazing at watercolors in the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and getting in touch with nature at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Families are most likely picnicking in the Santa Barbara Zoo. After a grueling day of “relaxing,” retire to the luxury resort of your choice – San Ysidro Ranch and the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara are two indulgent options. For a delicious day trip, consider signing up for one of Santa Barbara’s best wine tours, many of which stop in the Santa Ynez Valley.
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Elings Park is a 230-acre (0.93 km2) non-profit park located in Santa Barbara, California east of Las Positas Road and south of U.S. Highway 101. It is the largest privately funded park in America. The park consists of sports fields, hiking and biking trails, playgrounds, wedding/special event venues, and landscaped walkways. The park is a hub for mountain biking, youth sports, paragliding, and other outdoor activities. Elings Park International Raceway is the only dedicated radio control (R/C) off-road course in Santa Barbara and Elings Park BMX Raceway is the only dedicated BMX track in Santa Barbara as well.
Welcome to Visiting Santa Barbara. Plan your trip, experience outdoor activities when visiting Santa Barbara, find restaurants, discover things to do when visiting Santa Barbara, enjoy wine tasting, and Santa Barbara shopping.
Santa Barbara is a quintessential beach town, packed with outdoor activities and brimming with wine tasting rooms and restaurants spread out around town. Nestled between the San Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is an ideal vacation for people of all ages.
The best time to visit Santa Barbara is from March to May or from September to November. Temperatures are fairly mild year-round, hovering in the 60s and 70s, but traveling in early spring or fall ensures you won’t be fighting crowds and rates will be less expensive.
Fronted by azure ocean waves and backed by the soaring Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara has been a favored getaway of Hollywood celebrities since the silent-movie era. In its cosmopolitan downtown, chic shops and edgy eateries are tucked between white stucco walls draped with bougainvillea that never seems to stop blooming. Planning on visiting Santa Barbara? A few days is never enough in this idyllic coastal paradise.
Visit Old Mission Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara’s stately Spanish-Mediterranean architecture is adopted from the regal Santa Barbara Mission, one of 21 missions Spain built in the late 1700s to gain a foothold in what is now California. Santa Barbara’s mission is one of the grandest, with a magnificent Moorish fountain, domed belfries, twin bell towers, heirloom rose gardens, and an abalone-encrusted Chumash Indian altar. Since its founding in 1786, the altar light has never been extinguished. The mission is open daily; tour its whitewashed rooms and museum or attend Sunday mass.