- TripBuzz found 27 things to do indoors in the Santa Barbara area. From Mission Santa Barbara to Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara offers a variety of rainy day activities and other fun things to do indoors — including 82 indoor attractions with ratings over 90%.
- There are 29 different types of things to do inside in or near Santa Barbara, California. Some of the most popular types of these activities include: Bars, Natural History Museums, Theaters and Restaurants.
- There are 14 indoor activities in Santa Barbara, and 13 indoor attractions in nearby cities within 25 miles, including: Goleta, Santa Ynez, Ventura and Montecito.
Founded in 1786 by Franciscan priests of the Roman Catholic Church, Mission Santa Barbara remains one of the most ornate and opulent Catholic churches in California. The Mission's campus now includes a museum, gift shop and public mausoleum. Visitors should not wear shorts or tank tops while inside the church.
87% 347 votes
1130 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 MoreLess Info
Founded in 1941, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art holds a very prestigious collection of many varied items from ancient times through the present. The institute also has a special play gallery for children.
85% 20 votes
21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 MoreLess Info
Down a side street in Santa Barbara you will find the Karpeles Manuscript Library which is home to dozens of literary works in their original form, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Torah.
97% 3736 votes
1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121 MoreLess Info
Erected in 1850, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a functioning municipal institution and an important historical landmark. The interior is lavishly decorated with paintings and mosaics. Tours are available and should be scheduled in advance.
Originally owned by the Fox Theatres chain, Arlington Theatre today has its own individual charm. The spacious theatre is decorated in the image of an 18th century Spanish village and provides a great setting for both movies as well as live shows. Tickets and refreshments are reasonably priced.
86% 37 votes
136 East De la Guerra Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 MoreLess Info
Located right off the State street, Santa Barbara Historical Museum houses many artefatcs, scupltures as well as rotating exhibits which represent the rich cultural history of California. Entry and parking is free.
From its origins as a stagecoach stop in 1886, Cold Spring Tavern, has been operating as a tavern since 1941. Voted the best romantic getaway location in California, you will enjoy the fine food and drink among its rustic charm.