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30 Things to See in Santa Barbara

Guests are always asking, “What should I see when I visit Santa Barbara?” With so many great sights sometimes it is tough to pick the best places to visit. Whether you are a hiker, wine connoisseur,  outdoor enthusiast or just interested in the sites this coastal California town is full of wonderful attractions and sites for everyone to enjoy.  Here is a list of some of area’s most noteworthy spots and a map to help find them.

1)      Santa Barbara Courthouse

2)      Santa Barbara Historical Museum

3)     Santa Barbara’s Moreton  Bay Fig Tree

Moreton Bay Fig in Santa Barbara
The largest Moreton Bay Fig in the country

4)      Mission Santa Barbara

5)      Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens

6)      Ty Warner Sea Center

7)      Seven Falls

8)      Refugio State Beach

9)      Santa Barbara Museum of Art

10)   Lotusland

11)   Chase Palm Park

12)   Lobero Theater

13)   The Santa Barbara Bowl

14)   Rattlesnake Canyon

15)   Museum of Natural History

16)   Granada Theater

17)   Cold Springs Tavern

18)   Arlington Theater

19)   Channel Islands National Park

Channel Islands National Park
Enjoy incredible kayaking, hiking and camping.

20)   Santa Barbara Harbor

21)   The Maritime Museum

22)   Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

23)   Tangerine Falls

24)   Lizards Mouth

25)   State Street

26)   Santa Barbara Library

27)   Sterns Wharf

Santa Barbara's Sterns Wharf
Sterns Wharf built in 1872

28)   Elings Park

29)   Santa Ynez Valley

30)   La Cumbre Peak

Having trouble finding these spots? Here is a great map that you can use to find your way through Santa Barbara. Drive carefully – several streets are “One Way” in downtown. I am sure we have missed at least another 30 great places to visit while in Santa Barbara. What is your favorite spot?

Santa BArbara Day Trip

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