Santa Barbara Attractions



Whether you're rolling in to town to explore, shop, or kick back, there's a lot of ground to cover during a Santa Barbara respite. Hungry travelers have their pick of exceptional epicurean offerings downtown, where you'll find everything from hole-in-the-wall spots frequented by onetime local Julia Childs, to boutique dining and creative cafes. Sip local vintages along the urban wine trail, and grab cool cocktails mixed with farmers market fresh fruits. The Santa Barbara Art Museum and Museum of Natural History are known for engaging exhibitions, and notable sites such as the Old Mission and the El Presidio Santa Barbara Historic State Park represent the city's storied past. Theater venues erected during the development of the town—which have been refurbished to their glory days—host renowned dance companies, world famous musicians, the city's annual film festival, and more. For outdoorsy folk, Santa Barbara's locale between Pacific shores and the Santa Ynez Mountain Range makes dips in the sea, surfing, kayaking, and beach walks as accessible as day hikes, mountain biking, climbing, and remote backpacking adventures. And with an enclave of artists that call the Central Coast home, galleries line the streets, and the first Thursday of every month is the evening to peruse art openings and sip wine. Whether you want to meander through shops, imbibe in local fare, take in arts and entertainment, explore the natural world, or peak back into the area's historical happenings, Santa Barbara has a little something for everyone.

Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park

Chumash Native American rock paintings dating back more than 400 years... read more

Telegraph Brewing Co Inc

416 North Salsipuedes Street

Locally brewed ales fresh from the tap... read more

Old Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna St
At Los Olivos St

Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

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Downtown Santa Barbara

Sip local varietals at tastings around downtown Santa Barbara... read more

Santa Barbara Sailing Center

133 Harbor Way

Charter a boat for a cruise around the Santa Barbara Channel... read more

Inspiration Point

Tunnel Road

A scenic hiking trail that rewards with epic views of Santa Barbara... read more

Lotusland

695 Ashley Road

Eccentric and onetime opera singer Madame Gana Walska's former Montecito estate has extraordinary sprawling gardens that are open to the public by reservation only... read more

Municipal Winemakers

28 Anacapa St

A hipster haven along the urban wine trail, this tasting room serves up homegrown varietals and refillable growlers of vino... read more

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

Carpinteria City Beach, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Carpinteria City Beach, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Spa at Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Drive
Four Seasons Resort

Complete comfort... read more

Santa Barbara Bowl

1122 North Milpas Street

A musical journey... read more

Stearns Wharf

State Street & W Cabrillo Boulevard

Historic Wharf... read more

Santa Barbara Winery

202 anacapa street

Producing local wines since 1962... read more

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana

15151 San Fernando Mission Boulevard
Mission Hills

Glimpse at L.A.'s Past... read more

Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

6200 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos

Zaca Mesa Winery

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State St

Encouraging Art... read more
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