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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.

Air Supply at The Libbey Bowl
Air Supply at The Libbey Bowl things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 17, 2019 (Saturday) Concert event in Ojai, CA USA

Air Supply August 17, 2019 at The Libbey Bowl in Ojai, CA 7:00PM

Alborosie at Discovery Ventura
Alborosie at Discovery Ventura things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 29, 2019 (Wednesday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Alborosie May 29, 2019 at Discovery Ventura in Ventura, CA 7:00PM


American Me Comedy at Oxnard Levity Live
American Me Comedy at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 28, 2019 (Tuesday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

American Me Comedy May 28, 2019 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 8:00PM

Andre Nickatina at Discovery Ventura
Andre Nickatina at Discovery Ventura things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 07, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Andre Nickatina June 07, 2019 at Discovery Ventura in Ventura, CA 8:00PM

Andy Black at Discovery Ventura
Andy Black at Discovery Ventura things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Weekend, Apr 26, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Andy Black April 26, 2019 at Discovery Ventura in Ventura, CA 7:30PM

Average White Band at Discovery Ventura
Average White Band at Discovery Ventura things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Easter Weekend, Apr 19, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Average White Band April 19, 2019 at Discovery Ventura in Ventura, CA 8:00PM


Ben Harper at Arlington Theatre
Ben Harper at Arlington Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 13, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Ben Harper September 13, 2019 at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA 8:00PM

Bill Devlin's Comedy and Cocktails at Oxnard Levity Live
Bill Devlin's Comedy and Cocktails at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 07, 2019 (Tuesday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Bill Devlin's Comedy and Cocktails May 07, 2019 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 8:00PM

Black Stone Cherry at Discovery Ventura
Black Stone Cherry at Discovery Ventura things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Memorial Day Weekend, May 24, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Black Stone Cherry May 24, 2019 at Discovery Ventura in Ventura, CA 8:00PM

Blake Webber at Oxnard Levity Live
Blake Webber at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 13, 2019 (Thursday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Blake Webber June 13, 2019 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 8:00PM

Carlos Daniels at Discovery Ventura
Carlos Daniels at Discovery Ventura things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 26, 2019 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Carlos Daniels July 26, 2019 at Discovery Ventura in Ventura, CA 9:00PM

Celeste Barber at Oxnard Levity Live
Celeste Barber at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
July 4th Weekend, Jul 06, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Celeste Barber July 06, 2019 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA

Chaunte Wayans at Oxnard Levity Live
Chaunte Wayans at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 01, 2019 (Wednesday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Chaunte Wayans May 01, 2019 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 8:00PM

Che Malambo at The Granada - CA
Che Malambo at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 01, 2019 (Wednesday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Che Malambo May 01, 2019 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:00PM

Chingo Bling at Oxnard Levity Live
Chingo Bling at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 12, 2019 (Wednesday) Concert event in Oxnard, CA USA

Chingo Bling June 12, 2019 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 8:00PM

Chuponcito at Oxnard Levity Live
Chuponcito at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Easter Weekend, Apr 19, 2019 (Friday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Chuponcito April 19, 2019 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA

Chuponcito at Oxnard Levity Live
Chuponcito at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Easter Weekend, Apr 20, 2019 (Saturday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Chuponcito April 20, 2019 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA

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Santa-Barbara

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Best Places to Stay in Santa Barbara


Casa Ojai Inn
Guest Score:
From $139 / night.


Non Smoking Rooms.
Courtyard Oxnard Ventura
Guest Score:
From $124 / night.


Swimming Pool, Free Internet, Non Smoking Rooms, Restaurant.
Pea Soup Andersen's Inn
Guest Score:
From $85 / night.


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


Santa Babara Visitors Guide

Santa Babara Visitors Guide



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