Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, California, USA

Attractions in Santa Barbara, California

Amusements

  • Blue Edge Para-Sailing
    Located at Stearns Wharf
    805-966-5206, Para-sail 500 feet above a professionally crewed boat along the beautiful Santa Barbara coastline and view the various types of marine life. No experience is necessary. more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Casa Del Herrero
    1387 East Valley Road, Montecito, CA 93108
    805-565-5653, Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this estate and garden features Spanish Colonial details and it is filled with European antique furnishings and art. ... more info  map

  • County Courthouse, The
    1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-962-6464, A magnificent Spanish-Moorish building that is surrounded by beautifully landscaped lawns and a sunken tropical garden. The view from the top of the tower is... more info  map

  • El Presidio State Historic Park
    123 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-966-9719, One of the most significant historical buildings in Santa Barbara, this historic place was the last of four military fortresses built by the Spanish. It is home for... more info  map

  • Santa Barbara Historical Society Museum
    136 East De La Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-966-1601, Built in 1910, this museum is furnished with original objects, a wide array of treasures, and the Trussell-Winchester Adobe, an 1854 sea captains unique residence. more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Old Mission Santa Barbara
    2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    805-682-4713, Known as the "Queen of the Missions," the Mission Santa Barbara was the 10th of 21 California Missions founded by the Spanish Franciscans during the 1700's. Self-guided... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Karpeles Manuscript Library
    21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-962-5322, This library preserves the largest collection of original manuscripts and documents in the world, with the archives containing literature, religion, history, science,... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • Carriage & Western Arts Museum
    129 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-962-2353, A unique museum which contains a collection of over 75 vehicles used by early pioneers. This museum places several carriages in the Fiesta Parade each August. more info  map

  • Goleta Depot Railroad Museum
    300 Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93118
    805-964-3540, Situated in an old Southern Pacific depot, this museum features many exhibits depicting the key historical role of the railroad depot in the history of rural America. ... more info

  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
    113 Harbor Way, Suite 190, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    805-962-8404, This museum is constantly being added to and is being filled with artifacts and displays about the effect of the sea on the local community from the Chumash (early... more info  map

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Art
    1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-963-4364, This museum collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets works of arts from various cultures and periods. It also offers educational and outreach programs. more info  map

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
    2559 Puesta del Sol Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Located in Historic Mission Canyon
    805-682-4711, One of the most beautiful small museums in the United States, this museum presents exhibits on the region's history, geology, natural wildlife, marine life, and the... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Ganna Walska Lotusland
    695 Ashley Road (Mailing Address), Santa Barbara, CA 93108
    805-969-9990, The 37-acre Lotusland features more than 3,000 different plants from around the world. These include more than 170 kinds of aloes, more than 300 species of cacti,... more info

  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
    1212 Mission Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
    Located at Historic Mission Canyon
    805-682-4726, Situated on 65 acres, this garden features over 1,000 species of rare and indigenous California plants. This beautiful place also features five and a half miles of... more info  map

  • Santa Barbara Zoo
    500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    805-962-5339, This large zoo contains over 700 exotic and domestic animals, an enclosed carousel, and two C.P. Huntington trains. It is also is home to the Santa Barbara Zoological... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Captain Jack's Tours & Events
    933 Castillo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-564-1819, Captain Jack's Tours is a top tour & event company offering more fun choices every day. Captain Jack's Tours will provide that special something to every event whether... more info  map

  • David Anderson Safaris
    30 West Mission, Suite 8, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    David Anderson designed and escorted his first safari in 1980 while still working as a management consultant in the healthcare industry. In 1985, he decided to turn in... more info

  • EOS Santa Barbara
    500 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    805-683-9636, Santa Barbara wine country tours offered by EOS Santa Barbara has been voted as one of the best in the Santa Barbara area. EOS Santa Barbara tour is a sophisticated... more info  map

  • Santa Barbara Garden Tours
    815 Alberta Avenue, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-453-8600, This tour company offers wonderful tours to gardens, nurseries, wineries, and unique shopping opportunities. They also offer custom group and individual tour... more info  map

  • Sunset Kidd Sailing & Yacht Sales
    125 Harbor Way #13, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
    Located in Front of the Maritime Museum
    805-962-8222, A true sailing experience aboard a 41-foot sailing Yacht which is Coast Guard certified to carry eighteen passengers awaits you with this tour company. Sunset-cocktail... more info  map

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Santa Barbara Winery
    202 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    805-963-3646, Get a sense of what wines mean to this area while at this winery that is known for its Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. more info  map

  

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