Channel Islands National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Channel Islands National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Anacapa Island

  • Island

Most people think of Anacapa as an island, but it's actually comprised of three narrow islets. Although the tips of these volcanic formations...

Channel Islands Live Program

  • Tour–Sight

Can't make the trip to the islands? Experience them virtually through the Channel Islands Live Program, which takes you on interactive...

Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center

  • Information Center

The park's Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center has a museum, a bookstore, and a three-story observation tower with telescopes. The museum's...

Hot Spots

  • Information Center

For room reservations and tourist information for destinations in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, contact Hot Spots. ...

Mission San Buenaventura

  • Historic District/Site

The ninth of the 21 California missions, Mission San Buenaventura was established in 1782 but burned to the ground in the 1790s. It was...

Mission Santa Barbara

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Widely referred to as the "Queen of Missions," this is one of the most beautiful and frequently photographed buildings in coastal California...

Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center

  • Information Center

The small office in the Santa Barbara Harbor provides maps and other information about Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands...

Picnic Areas

  • Restaurant–Sight

Picnic tables are available on all the islands except San Miguel. You can also picnic on some of the beaches of Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa,...

San Miguel Island

  • Island

The westernmost of the Channel Islands, San Miguel Island is frequently battered by storms sweeping across the North Pacific. The 15-square...

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

  • Government Building

Hand-painted tiles and a spiral staircase infuse the courthouse, a national historic landmark, with the grandeur of a Moorish palace.

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