When you're visiting Santa Barbara, it's easy to get distracted by all the natural wonders. Tall palms, white sand beaches, foliage-rich foothills inviting a hike... we get it. It's beautiful here.
But you know what? Even we want to head inside once in a while.
And no, not for a drink (although we know some good places to go come cocktail hour); we want to learn a little something about this great town that embraces us. And the state in which the town is located, and the nation encompassing that, and the world surrounding that nation, and all the people in the world and on and on. You get the picture. We're a curious bunch here in Santa Barbara.
Fortunately, there are a great many museums within city limits, providing marvelous wonders and learning tools for inquisitive minds. Unfortunately, this list only has room for 10 of those museums.
So here's your assignment, fellow adventurers. Visit as many of the below establishments as you can. Admire the masterpieces at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, stand under the whale skeleton at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and pet the sharks at Ty Warner Sea Center.
Then go and find more museums, because they're out there. And you are a traveler, an explorer. And this is what we do. Right? Right!