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Stearns Wharf

Type: Sightseeing



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Sightseeing: Built in 1872 to handle incoming freight and passengers, Stearns Wharf is one of the West Coast's oldest wooden piers. These days, following renovations in 1982, the wharf is a magnet for tourists,...  Read More
Romantic Things to Do: Built in 1872 to handle incoming freight and passengers, Stearns Wharf is one of the West Coast's oldest wooden piers. These days, following renovations in 1982, the wharf is a magnet for tourists,...  Read More
Best Attractions & Activities: Built in 1872 to handle incoming freight and passengers, Stearns Wharf is one of the coast's oldest wooden piers. Following renovations in 1981, the wharf became a magnet for both tourists and locals....  Read More
Historic Sites: Built in 1872 to handle incoming freight and passengers, Stearns Wharf is one of the coast's oldest wooden piers. Following renovations in 1981, the wharf became a magnet for both tourists and locals....  Read More


  • Sightseeing: "The boards on the pier can get pretty tricky and uneven. This is definitely not high heel or roller skate territory."
  • Romantic Things to Do: "The boards on the pier can get pretty tricky and uneven. This is definitely not high heel territory."
  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Head down to the very end of the wharf and pull up a seat at Santa Barbara Shellfish Co. for some of the freshest abalone, crab and lobster in town."
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Stearns Wharf is great fun for kids big and small, with lots of souvenir shops, a sea life museum and an ice cream shop.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Stearns Wharf is the perfect place to spend a romantic afternoon eating ice cream and buying souvenirs.
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Stroll Santa Barbara's famous wooden pier for some fresh air - it's a great place to pick up souvenirs and photograph pelicans.

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