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...
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Telegraph Brewing Co Inc

416 North Salsipuedes Street

Locally brewed ales fresh from the tap...
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Old Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna St
At Los Olivos St

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Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

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Downtown Santa Barbara

Sip local varietals at tastings around downtown Santa Barbara...
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Santa Barbara Sailing Center

133 Harbor Way

Charter a boat for a cruise around the Santa Barbara Channel...
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Inspiration Point

Tunnel Road

A scenic hiking trail that rewards with epic views of Santa Barbara...
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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...
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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...
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Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Drive, Santa Barbara, CA

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Carpinteria City Beach, Carpinteria, CA 93013

Carpinteria City Beach, Carpinteria, CA 93013

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Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

4600 Highway 154

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Spa at Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Drive
Four Seasons Resort

Complete comfort...
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Santa Barbara Bowl

1122 North Milpas Street

A musical journey...
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Stearns Wharf

State Street & W Cabrillo Boulevard

Historic Wharf...
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Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission

1601 Anacapa Street

Information hub...
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Santa Barbara Winery

202 anacapa street

Producing local wines since 1962...
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Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana

15151 San Fernando Mission Boulevard
Mission Hills

Glimpse at L.A.'s Past...
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Fess Parker Winery & Vineyard

6200 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos

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Zaca Mesa Winery

6905 Foxen Canyon Rd
Los Olivos

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Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State St

Encouraging Art...
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