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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 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.

Alfred Robles at Oxnard Levity Live
Alfred Robles at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Today, Apr 14, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Alfred Robles April 14, 2024 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 6:00PM

Allen Stone at Ventura Music Hall
Allen Stone at Ventura Music Hall things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 28, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Allen Stone June 28, 2024 at Ventura Music Hall in Ventura, CA 9:00PM

Antonio Sanchez at Arlington Theatre
Antonio Sanchez at Arlington Theatre things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Week, Apr 19, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Antonio Sanchez April 19, 2024 at Arlington Theatre in Santa Barbara, CA 8:00PM


BOHEMIAN QUEEN at Ventura Theater
BOHEMIAN QUEEN at Ventura Theater things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 21, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

BOHEMIAN QUEEN June 21, 2024 at Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA 8:00PM

Brothers Osborne at Santa Barbara Bowl
Brothers Osborne at Santa Barbara Bowl things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 31, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Brothers Osborne May 31, 2024 at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA 7:00PM

Cage the Elephant w/ Young the Giant at Santa Barbara Bowl
Cage the Elephant w/ Young the Giant at Santa Barbara Bowl things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jul 03, 2024 (Wednesday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Cage the Elephant w/ Young the Giant July 03, 2024 at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA 6:00PM

Chris Renzema at Ventura Music Hall
Chris Renzema at Ventura Music Hall things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Week, Apr 20, 2024 (Saturday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Chris Renzema April 20, 2024 at Ventura Music Hall in Ventura, CA 8:00PM


Come from Away at The Granada - CA
Come from Away at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
This Month, Apr 30, 2024 (Tuesday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Come from Away April 30, 2024 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM

Come from Away at The Granada - CA
Come from Away at The Granada - CA things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 01, 2024 (Wednesday) Theater event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Come from Away May 01, 2024 at The Granada - CA in Santa Barbara, CA 7:30PM

Cristela Alonzo at Oxnard Levity Live
Cristela Alonzo at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 21, 2024 (Friday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Cristela Alonzo June 21, 2024 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 7:00PM

Cristela Alonzo at Oxnard Levity Live
Cristela Alonzo at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 22, 2024 (Saturday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Cristela Alonzo June 22, 2024 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA

Cristela Alonzo at Oxnard Levity Live
Cristela Alonzo at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 23, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Cristela Alonzo June 23, 2024 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 6:00PM

D.R.I. LIVE IN CONCERT AT MRS OLSONS IN OXNARD at Mrs Olsons
D.R.I. LIVE IN CONCERT AT MRS OLSONS IN OXNARD at Mrs Olsons things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Oct 15, 2024 (Tuesday) Concert event in Oxnard, CA USA

D.R.I. LIVE IN CONCERT AT MRS OLSONS IN OXNARD October 15, 2024 at Mrs Olsons in Oxnard, CA 7:00PM

Daryl Hall w/ Elvis Costello at Santa Barbara Bowl
Daryl Hall w/ Elvis Costello at Santa Barbara Bowl things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Jun 14, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Daryl Hall w/ Elvis Costello June 14, 2024 at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA 6:00PM

Diggin Dirt at Ventura Music Hall
Diggin Dirt at Ventura Music Hall things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 03, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Ventura, CA USA

Diggin Dirt May 03, 2024 at Ventura Music Hall in Ventura, CA 8:00PM

Dulce Sloan at Oxnard Levity Live
Dulce Sloan at Oxnard Levity Live things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 05, 2024 (Sunday) Theater event in Oxnard, CA USA

Dulce Sloan May 05, 2024 at Oxnard Levity Live in Oxnard, CA 7:00PM

Funk N' Soul at Copper Blues Oxnard Resturant
Funk N' Soul at Copper Blues Oxnard Resturant things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Next Month, May 17, 2024 (Friday) Concert event in Oxnard, CA USA

Funk N' Soul May 17, 2024 at Copper Blues Oxnard Resturant in Oxnard, CA 9:00PM

Gary Clark Jr. at Santa Barbara Bowl
Gary Clark Jr. at Santa Barbara Bowl things to do on a rainy day in Santa Barbara, CA
Aug 22, 2024 (Thursday) Concert event in Santa Barbara, CA USA

Gary Clark Jr. August 22, 2024 at Santa Barbara Bowl in Santa Barbara, CA 7:00PM

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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.

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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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