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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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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.

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.

 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.

Channel Islands Maritime Museum New Exhibit
Channel Islands Maritime Museum New Exhibit things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Art Museum in Oxnard, CA USA

The Rivers: America's Waterways Artist Daven Anderson


Jewelry Couture
Jewelry Couture
Shopping in Ventura, CA USA


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.

$UICIDEBOY$ at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA
$UICIDEBOY$ at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 13, 2017 (Monday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

$UICIDEBOY$ November 13, 2017 at The Majestic Ventura Theater - CA in Ventura, CA 8:00PM

47th Vice President Joe Biden at Arlington Theatre
47th Vice President Joe Biden at Arlington Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 21, 2017 (Saturday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

47th Vice President Joe Biden October 21, 2017 at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA 4:00PM

66th Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice
66th Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jan 25, 2018 (Thursday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

66th Secretary Of State Condoleezza Rice January 25, 2018 at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM

A Chorus Line at The Granada - CA
A Chorus Line at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 20, 2018 (Tuesday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

A Chorus Line March 20, 2018 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM

A Chorus Line at The Granada - CA
A Chorus Line at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 21, 2018 (Wednesday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

A Chorus Line March 21, 2018 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM

Aaron Neville at The Lobero
Aaron Neville at The Lobero things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Dec 03, 2017 (Sunday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Aaron Neville December 03, 2017 at The Lobero in Santa Barbara, CA 7:00PM

Adam Carolla at Oxnard Levity Live
Adam Carolla at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Nov 12, 2017 (Sunday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Adam Carolla November 12, 2017 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 7:00PM

Alice Wetterlund at Oxnard Levity Live
Alice Wetterlund at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, Sep 19, 2017 (Tuesday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Alice Wetterlund September 19, 2017 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 8:00PM

Alison Krauss at Santa Barbara Bowl
Alison Krauss at Santa Barbara Bowl things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 18, 2017 (Wednesday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Alison Krauss October 18, 2017 at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA 7:00PM

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Best Places to Stay in Santa Barbara


EL Zapato - Two Lobster Suites
Guest Score:
From $325 / night.


Free Internet.
Holiday Inn Express Santa Barbara
Guest Score:
From $207 / night.


Free Breakfast.
Kimpton Canary Hotel
Guest Score:
From $302 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant, Free Breakfast.
Lavender Inn by the Sea
Guest Score:
From $198 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms.
Residence Inn By Marriott Oxnard River Ridge
Guest Score:
From $127 / 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


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