Sights & Attractions in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Andree Clark Bird Refuge
This peaceful lagoon and its gardens sit north of East Beach...
Nature Preserves Santa Barbara
 
Arroyo Burro Beach
The beach's usually gentle surf makes it ideal for families with...
Beaches Santa Barbara
 
Carriage and Western Art Museum
The country's largest collection of old horse-drawn vehicles—painstakingly...
Museums / Galleries Santa Barbara
 
East Beach
The wide swath of sand at the east end of Cabrillo Boulevard...
Beaches Santa Barbara
 
El Presidio State Historic Park
Founded in 1782, El Presidio was one of four military strongholds...
Military Sites Santa Barbara
 
Karpeles Manuscript Library
Ancient political tracts and old Disney cartoons are among the...
Libraries Santa Barbara
 
Lotusland
The 37-acre estate called Lotusland once belonged to the Polish...
Houses / Mansions Santa Barbara
 
Mission Santa Barbara
Widely referred to as the "Queen of Missions," this is one of...
Religious Sites Santa Barbara
 
Montecito
Since the late 1800s the tree-studded hills and valleys of this...
Towns Santa Barbara
 
Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitor Center
The small office provides maps and information about Channel...
Information Centers Santa Barbara
 
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
Scenic trails meander through the garden's 78 acres of native...
Gardens / Arboretums Santa Barbara
 
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Hand-painted tiles and a spiral staircase infuse the courthouse...
Government Buildings Santa Barbara
 
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
The historical society's museum exhibits decorative and fine...
Museums / Galleries Santa Barbara
 
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
California's seafaring history is the focus here. High-tech...
Museums / Galleries Santa Barbara
 
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
The highlights of this museum's permanent collection include...
Museums / Galleries Santa Barbara
 
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
The gigantic skeleton of a blue whale greets you at the entrance...
Museums / Galleries Santa Barbara
 
Santa Barbara Zoo
The grounds of this smallish zoo are so gorgeous people book...
Zoos / Aquariums Santa Barbara
 
Stearns Wharf
Built in 1872, Stearns Wharf is Santa Barbara's most visited...
Stores / Malls Santa Barbara
 
Ty Warner Sea Center
A branch of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the...
Zoos / Aquariums Santa Barbara
 
Urban Wine Trail
More than a dozen winery tasting rooms form the Urban Wine Trail...
Wineries / Breweries Santa Barbara
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