The smart way to plan your travel itinerary   
You are here: Home > United States > California > Santa Barbara

Fun Things To Do In Santa Barbara, CA

Attractions, Sightseeing and Events


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.


 Per Page Sort By: Name Category City Date < Prev  1 2 3 4 5 6 Next >

Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara Top Attraction! things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Historic Site in Santa Barbara, CA USA

The Queen of the Missions Old Mission Santa Barbara is a cultural and historic landmark and one of the oldest buildings in the city of Santa Barbara. Visitors can peruse the breathtaking Mission grounds on self-guided tours daily.


Promenade And Ventura Pier
Promenade And Ventura Pier Top Attraction!
Recreation in Ventura, CA USA

Surfers and beach goers enjoy this palm lined promenade that stretches from the Ventura Pier to an estuary at the Ventura River. The Ventura Pier is one of California's longest wooden piers (circa 1872) with views of the Channel Islands and hillsides of Ventura. The oceanfront and exquisite beaches are the shining jewels in Ventura's crown.

Downtown Ventura
Downtown Ventura Top Attraction!
Recreation in Ventura, CA USA

Vintage California. Ventura's Historic Downtown Cultural District is permeated by early California history. Historic homes, museums, boutiques, Mission San Buenaventura, antique shops and restaurants adorn our palm tree-lined streets.

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.


Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Santa Barbara County Courthouse Top Attraction!
Scenic in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Take in 360¦ views of downtown from the Santa Barbara County Courthouse clock tower.

Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo Top Attraction!
Zoo in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Stroll the Zoological gardens with your family. Take in the stunnintg views and watch exotic animals at play.

 Davis Gaines: Broadway and Beyond
Davis Gaines: Broadway and Beyond things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Theatre in Ventura, CA USA

Heralded by the New York Times as a “vocal Superman,” Davis Gaines returns to Rubicon to perform Broadway show tunes and popular standards from the Great American Songbook.

 Jennifer Leigh Warren Sings Bassey, Holiday and Simone
Jennifer Leigh Warren Sings Bassey, Holiday and Simone things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Theatre in Ventura, CA USA

Jennifer Leigh Warren Sings Bassey, Holiday and Simone March 18 @ 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. March 19 @ 2 p.m.


Jewelry Couture
Jewelry Couture
Shopping in Ventura, CA USA


Taste of Santa Barbara Food Walking Tour
Taste of Santa Barbara Food Walking Tour
Food Tour in Santa Barbara, CA USA

3.5 hour tasting tour of downtown Santa Barbara Our Taste of Santa Barbara walking tour introduces guests to six different tasty locations in downtown Santa Barbara.

Rubicon Spring Acting Classes
Rubicon Spring Acting Classes things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 04, 2017 (Saturday) to Apr 10, 2017 (Monday) Theater event in Ventura, CA USA

Time to get yourself and/or your kids signed up! Rubicon offers process-oriented acting classes for kids (beginning at age five) and adults.

Buellton Visitors Bureau
Buellton Visitors Bureau
Visitor Bureau in Buellton, CA USA


Visit Santa Barbara
Visit Santa Barbara
Visitor Bureau in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Santa Barbara. Sun-drenched, relaxed and nestled seductively between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Sample the world-class hotels and resorts and delectable restaurants that tempt even the well-seasoned traveler.

26th Annual High School Art Exhibit
26th Annual High School Art Exhibit things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, Apr 03, 2017 (Monday) to Apr 30, 2017 (Sunday) Art event in Ventura, CA USA

Local Student Artists on Display CIMM Presents the 26th Annual High School Art Exhibition The Channel Islands Maritime Museum will be exhibiting art work from students of the Oxnard Union High School District from April 3 – April 30, 2017.

5 Bedroom Beachhouse In Ventura Ca
5 Bedroom Beachhouse In Ventura Ca
Hotel in Ventura, CA USA

Steps away from Pierpont Beach and offering free bikes 5 Bedroom Beachhouse in Ventura CA is a self-catering accommodation. Free WiFi access and parking space for up to 3 cars is available at this holiday home. Free Internet, Pets Allowed.

A White Jasmine Inn
A White Jasmine Inn
Bed and Breakfast in Santa Barbara, CA USA
Currently as low as $156.96/night!

Just 5 minutes' walk from Santa Barbara city centre this B&B serves breakfast in bed to guests' rooms. Lush gardens with a seating area are available on-site. Free Wi-Fi is included in all guest rooms. Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Agave Inn
Agave Inn
Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA USA
Currently as low as $89.00/night!

Just 10 minutes' drive from Santa Barbara City College this California hotel offers light breakfast options including juice hot coffee muffins scones and fruit. Free WiFi is available. Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.

Alamar by the Sea Motel
Alamar by the Sea Motel
Motel in Santa Barbara, CA USA
Currently as low as $129.00/night!

This motel is located on Santa Barbara's waterfront only one block from Stearns Wharf. The inn offers a free continental breakfast and views of the ocean and surrounding mountains.Alamar by the Sea Motel features guest rooms with cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Free Internet, Pets Allowed, Non Smoking Rooms.

Alibaster and Walnut House Holiday home
Alibaster and Walnut House Holiday home
Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Located 3.8 km from Antioch College Alibaster and Walnut House Holiday home offers accommodation in Santa Barbara. The unit is 5 km from Westmont College.There is a seating area and a kitchen as well as a private bathroom. A flat-screen TV is featured. Non Smoking Rooms.

Next Page

Santa-Barbara

Attractions
Activities
Indoor Activities
Events
Visitor Guides
Places to stay

Cities/Towns

Ventura

Best Places to Stay in Santa Barbara


Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara
Guest Score:
From $430 / night.


Restaurant.
Harbor House Inn
Guest Score:
From $129 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Solvang Gardens Lodge an Ascend Hotel Collection Member
Guest Score:
From $154 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
The Landsby
Guest Score:
From $150 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
West Beach Inn a Coast Hotel
Guest Score:
From $149 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, 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

Santa Barbara Visitor Bureau


Visit Santa Barbara

Visit Santa Barbara


Free Santa Barbara Visitor Guide


Santa Babara Visitors Guide

Santa Babara Visitors Guide



Destinations in and around Santa Barbara to Visit



This Entry Santa Barbara
Santa Monica, CA
Santa Monica, CA
(64.9 miles )
Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield, CA
(66.2 miles )
San Luis Obispo, CA
San Luis Obispo, CA
(69.6 miles )
Hollywood, CA
Hollywood, CA
(71.1 miles )
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
(75.8 miles )
Long Beach, CA
Long Beach, CA
(86.0 miles )




What's New Privacy Statement Customer Service Sign In Tell a Friend Get Listed Contact Us
Travel Articles Legal Site Map Register About Us Marketing Tips Follow WeGoPlaces on Twitter!   Follow WeGoPlaces on Facebook!