Sights & Attractions in Santa Barbara and the Central Coast


Things to Do in Santa Barbara

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


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