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Popular Attractions in Santa Barbara

If you're a first time visitor to Santa Barbara, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Santa Barbara.


What are some good attractions in Santa Barbara?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Santa Barbara.

Butterfly Beach
Santa Barbara, CA
Hendry's Beach
2981 1/2 Cliff Dr Santa Barbara, CA
Stearns Wharf
219 Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 564-5530
The Funk Zone
34 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA
Foxen Vineyard
Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 937-4251
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna St Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 682-4713
Arroyo Burro Beach County Park
2981 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 687-3714
Leadbetter Beach & Park
801 Shoreline Dr Santa Barbara, CA
The Painted Cabernet
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Harbor
132 Harbor Way, Ste A Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara Courthouse Docent Tours
1100 Anacapa Street Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 962-6464
Santa Barbara Zoo
500 Ninos Drive Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 962-5339
Loon Point Beach
Santa Barbara, CA
EOS Lounge
500 Anacapa St Santa Barbara, CA
State Street
Santa Barbara, CA

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Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:

"Places to go in Santa Barbara The Funk Zone, Lotusland, Butterfly Beach."  See More

"I have been living in Santa Barbara for a while now, here is a list of things to visit/do: go look at the Old Mission check out the inside of the Arlington Theatre (you can go inside when no movie is playing) visit the Court house and climb on top of the tower (free, closes at 3pm) check out State St and all the cute/colorful courts and shops Try the "Sea Salt Cream and Cookies" flavor at McConnell's Ice Creams (really, don't miss it!"  See More

"Start at the Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Guitar Bar in the The Funk Zone then wander around the area for some wine tasting and art appreciation."  See More

"Close by you can head to some vineyards for wine tasting, my favorites are Demetria Estate Wines (reservation only) and Foxen Vineyard."  See More

"Hendry's beach (also called Arroyo Burro Beach County Park) is my favorite."  See More

"If you want to venture deeper into Santa Barbara, Leadbetter Beach & Park is another place with grass, sand, water gentle enough to swim in and restaurants nearby."  See More

"I can't help you with everything, but I can suggest a few things: Painting and wine at The Painted Cabernet: http://www."  See More

"The West Beach neighborhood has mid-priced hotels and is a short walk to great beaches like East Beach and Leadbetter Beach; it's also close to Santa Barbara Harbor and Santa Barbara Downtown where there are restaurants, bars, cafes and shops for a break from the sun & sand."  See More

"The Santa Barbara Zoo is beautiful (like everything in Santa Barbara)!"  See More

"Loon Point Beach in Summerland is also great for dogs and horses!"  See More

"For dancing go to Tonic Night Club, Wildcat Lounge (trashy but fun), EOS Lounge, and The Savoy."  See More

"State Street can keep you busy all day."  See More

Where can I find out more about Santa Barbara?

This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Santa Barbara locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Santa Barbara.

If you've changed your mind and decided to go somewhere else, go to the main page and explore where to stay in any city.



   
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