Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Type: Sightseeing

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Considered one of the most beautiful government buildings in America, Santa Barbara's historic Spanish-Moorish style courthouse draws thousands of visitors each year and is actually the second...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Free

  • Best Attractions & Activities: "Climb the stairs or take the elevator to the top of the clock tower for a 360-degree view of Santa Barbara. It's completely free!"
  • Free Things to Do: "In the summer, free movies are shown in the sunken gardens on Friday nights. Go early to claim your spot!"
  • Romantic Things to Do: "Climb or ride to the top of the courthouse clock tower for a 360-degree view of Santa Barbara."
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: The Santa Barbara Courthouse has been called the most beautiful government building in America. Don't miss the breathtaking tile work (and photo opportunities) inside.
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: There's no better place to get a view of Santa Barbara than from the top of the Courthouse clock tower.
  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Lush, tropical gardens surround the Courthouse, ideal for an afternoon picnic, some al fresco sketching or a quick elopement (no pressure).

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