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Expert Tips for Santa Barbara Attractions

 

Best Santa Barbara, CA Attractions

  • Lotusland
  • 1st Thursday Art Walk
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Harbor
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara
  • Butterfly Beach

    Butterfly Beach

    You won't find much in the way of amenities at this lovely beach, but it's a local favorite nevertheless. Its sweep of sand is ideal for lying in the sun,...

    Photo courtesy of Geneva Ives
  • Lotusland

    Lotusland

    Of course you have always wanted to visit a dreamy garden designed by a magnetic but possibly less-than-great Polish opera singer, right? Lotusland is the...

    Photo courtesy of Geneva Ives
  • 1st Thursday Art Walk

    1st Thursday Art Walk

    1st Thursday is a monthly evening celebrating art and culture in downtown Santa Barbara. On the first Thursday of every month, participating galleries,...

    Photo courtesy of Downtown Santa Barbara
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

    Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

    The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is a great place relax and recharge ... or take some stunning photos! Specializing in native West Coast flora, this "living...

    Photo courtesy of Geneva Ives
  • Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    A giant skeleton of a blue whale greets you at the entrance to the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, letting you know that you have arrived at a...

    Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
  • Santa Barbara Zoo

    Santa Barbara Zoo

    Elephants, flamingos, lions and even penguins... some of the most intriguing members of the animal kingdom are waiting for you at the Santa Barbara Zoo....

    Photo courtesy of Geneva Ives
  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art

    Santa Barbara Museum of Art

    Visit a local museum that enjoys a national reputation. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art offers a rare display of the artistic achievements of a variety of...

    Photo courtesy of Santa Barbara Museum of Art
  • Santa Barbara Harbor

    Santa Barbara Harbor

    No trip to Santa Barbara is complete without a stop at the Santa Barbara Harbor. This is a great place to stroll, eat, shop and see the sights. The...

    Photo courtesy of Geneva Ives
  • Old Mission Santa Barbara
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