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Santa Barbara Tourism and Sightseeing
Perpetually laidback Santa Barbara is a city of white-washed buildings and red-tiled roofs, tucked between the mountains and the sea, resonating with an irresistible allure. Santa Barbara’s architectural style is iconic, and our coastal enclave is equally well known for its pedestrian-friendly downtown, historic buildings and hotels, cultural events and festivals, lush public parks and gardens, miles of beaches and welcoming locals. Above all else, Santa Barbara knows how to celebrate the art of good living. Foodies sip and savor the region’s eccentric mix of cuisine accompanied by superb local wines. Visitors delight in our Spanish-influenced architecture and the diversity of our arts and culture. Everyone enjoys our 300 days of sunshine a year and nearly limitless opportunities for outdoor fun. And those who tread lightly while traveling appreciate our dedication to sustainable tourism. Santa Barbara is contrast and complement, natural art and human art, the simple and sophisticated, the old world and the new. It is The American Riviera®.  Skip to Best Places to Stay. Best Time to Visit. Visitor Information. View Map.


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San Buenaventura Mission
San Buenaventura Mission Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Museum in Ventura, CA USA

Founded in 1782, Mission San Buenaventura, was the ninth of California's 21 missions and the last to be established by Father Junipero Serra. Destroyed by fire in the 1790s, the church was rebuilt over a period of a dozen years and rededicated in 1809.


Channel Islands National Park
Channel Islands National Park Top Attraction!
National Park in Ventura, CA USA

National Park One of Ventura's most wondrous attractions, often refered to as the American Galapagos is accessible for multi-day camping trips. (14 miles off coast) Explore America's Galapagos One of Ventura's most wondrous attractions lies 14 miles out to sea.

Rubicon Theatre Company
Rubicon Theatre Company things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Culture in Ventura, CA USA

Ventura's Professional Theatre Rubicon Theatre is a non-profit regional theatre based in Ventura, California.

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at The Granada - CA
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Month, Feb 05, 2020 (Wednesday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical February 05, 2020 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at The Granada - CA
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Month, Feb 06, 2020 (Thursday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Beautiful: The Carole King Musical February 06, 2020 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM


Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at The Libbey Bowl
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy at The Libbey Bowl things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Mothers Day Weekend, May 09, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Ojai, CA USA

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy May 09, 2020 at The Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA 7:00PM

Bill Bryson at The Granada - CA
Bill Bryson at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Week, Mar 02, 2020 (Monday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Bill Bryson March 02, 2020 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM

Brittany Howard at Arlington Theatre
Brittany Howard at Arlington Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, Mar 18, 2020 (Wednesday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Brittany Howard March 18, 2020 at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA 8:00PM

Bryan Stevenson at The Granada - CA
Bryan Stevenson at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 05, 2020 (Sunday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Bryan Stevenson April 05, 2020 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM


Buddy Guy at Arlington Theatre
Buddy Guy at Arlington Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Weekend, Mar 07, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Buddy Guy March 07, 2020 at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA 7:00PM

Cheech & Chong at The Libbey Bowl
Cheech & Chong at The Libbey Bowl things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 01, 2020 (Saturday) Theater event in Ojai, CA USA

Cheech & Chong August 01, 2020 at The Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA 7:00PM

Chineke! Orchestra at The Granada - CA
Chineke! Orchestra at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Apr 14, 2020 (Tuesday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Chineke! Orchestra April 14, 2020 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 8:00PM

Circle Jerks at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA
Circle Jerks at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
May 16, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Circle Jerks May 16, 2020 at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA in Ventura, CA 8:00PM

Circle Jerks at Ventura Theatre
Circle Jerks at Ventura Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
May 16, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Circle Jerks May 16, 2020 at Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA 7:00PM

Circle Jerks at Ventura Theatre
Circle Jerks at Ventura Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
May 16, 2020 (Saturday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Circle Jerks May 16, 2020 at Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA 7:00PM

Copper Blues Oxnard Latin Night
Copper Blues Oxnard Latin Night things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Month, Feb 06, 2020 (Thursday) Concert event in Oxnard, CA USA

Copper Blues Oxnard Latin Night February 06, 2020 at Copper Blues Oxnard Resturant in Oxnard, CA 8:30PM

Curl Up and Die, Pressure Cracks at The Garage
Curl Up and Die, Pressure Cracks at The Garage things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Month, Feb 21, 2020 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Curl Up and Die, Pressure Cracks February 21, 2020 at The Garage in Ventura, CA 8:00PM

Dark Star Orchestra at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA
Dark Star Orchestra at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Month, Feb 20, 2020 (Thursday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Dark Star Orchestra February 20, 2020 at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA in Ventura, CA 8:00PM

Dark Star Orchestra at Ventura Theatre
Dark Star Orchestra at Ventura Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Month, Feb 20, 2020 (Thursday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Dark Star Orchestra February 20, 2020 at Ventura Theatre in Ventura, CA 7:00PM

David Brooks at The Granada - CA
David Brooks at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Month, Feb 11, 2020 (Tuesday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

David Brooks February 11, 2020 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM

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Best Places to Stay in Santa Barbara


Ballard Inn & The Gathering Table
Guest Score:
From $345 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Caravan Outpost
Guest Score:
From $372 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Harbor House Inn
Guest Score:
From $225 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Sandpiper Lodge - Santa Barbara
Guest Score:
From $109 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.
The Emerald Iguana Inn
Guest Score:
From $260 / night.


Swimming Pool, Non Smoking Rooms.

Best Time to Visit Santa Barbara


The best time to visit Santa Barbara, California is in the summer and fall. Summer temperatures are mild with averages in the mid 60's and highs in the upper 70's. Nights are cool with lows in the mid 50's. Fall temperatures are cool with averages in the low 60's and highs in the low 70's. Fall nights are cold with lows in the upper 40's.

Spring Visit Santa Barbara in the summerSummer Visit Santa Barbara in the fallFall Winter


Monthly Temperatures in Santa Barbara


Month Low Avg High
January 40.8 53.1 65.4
February 44.0 55.2 66.3
March 46.0 56.7 67.4
April 47.6 58.9 70.1
May 50.5 60.9 71.2
June 53.9 64.2 74.4
July 57.3 67.0 76.7
August 58.4 68.6 78.7
September 56.6 67.4 78.2
October 51.6 63.5 75.4
November 44.0 57.5 71.0
December 39.9 53.2 66.4

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