- The list below includes 73 free or cheap things to do in or near Goleta, California, including 52 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Hiking Trails, Nature & Wildlife Areas and Parks.
- From Goleta County Beach to Refugio State Park & Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Goleta and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Santa Barbara, Solvang, Santa Ynez and Los Olivos.
Eating Ojai is a walking tour organized by Ventura Food Tours to introduce some of the great local Ojai recipes to the visitors. Wine, panninis, baked goods and other artisanal foods are available for tasting. Prices are inexpensive and the staff maintains a high standard for the services delivered.
Built in 1892, Camarillo Ranch House is a 6,000 sq ft. Queen Anne Victorian style house situated on an 1837 Mexican land grant. The house features a wrap around porch, period furnishings, and BBQ Lunch and Tour packages and frequent events.
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705 S McClelland, Santa Maria, CA 93454 MoreLess Info
Open to children and their grabby fingers, Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum stands out by allowing visitors to get handy with 13,000ft of exhibits. The aptly named museum encourages discovery through a tactile experience to inspire creativity and imagination.
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412 S McClelland Street, Santa Maria, CA 93454 MoreLess Info
The Natural History Museum Santa Maria is a non-profit organization that has the goal of providing natural history enrichment for public schools. The museum displays a T-Rex Skull that was purchased from an anthropologist.
For those looking for a stretch of land that features multiple quality wineries, the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail is a must see. The trail features a mix of full-bodied varietals on the south end and winds its way into the warmer, inland areas where Syrah's and Grenaches are found.