El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

Type: Historic Sites, Military

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Holiday Attractions: Two of Santa Barbara's most enduring Christmas traditions take place at the historic El Presidio every December: Una Noche de Las Posadas and La Pastorela. Una Noche de Las Posadas commemorates Mary...  Read More
Historic Sites: Dating from 1782, this military compound is the only extant one of four that the Spanish built in the area. Locus of government and military activities, the presidio was in use until the mid-19th...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 10:30am-4:30pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $5; Senior (62+) $4; Child (16 and under) Free

  • Holiday Attractions: "Plan to get dinner at Julienne just across the street. It's one of the best restaurants in town!"
  • Best for Holiday Attractions Because: Don't miss one of Santa Barbara's oldest Christmas traditions as the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation presents La Pastorela here each December.

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