Things to Do in Goleta, CA

  • Our list of the best things to do in Goleta, California, features the top 178 nearby activities — including 63 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • Goleta, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
  • The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Goleta, CA , followed by 152 popular activities in nearby cities, including Santa Barbara, Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Montecito
  • Our list of the best things to do in Goleta, California, features the top 178 nearby activities — including 63 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • Goleta, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Entertainment & Shows.
  • The results below include the top 26 things to do within the city of Goleta, CA , followed by 152 popular activities in nearby cities, including Santa Barbara, Solvang, Los Olivos, Santa Ynez and Montecito
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South Coast Railroad Museum 300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA MoreLess Info
Museum focuses on the history, technology, and adventure of railroading
3.7 Miles
94% 82 votes
Nature & Wildlife Areas Ellwood Mesa, Goleta, CA MoreLess Info
Coronado Butterfly Preserve houses a range of butterfly species. Surround yourself with thousands of butterflies, and great views of the beach.
0.9 Miles
89% 81 votes
Farms & Ranches 598 North Fairview Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117 MoreLess Info
The Fairview Gardens in Goleta, California is a non-profit educational institution dedicated to urban farming and agriculture appreciation. It hosts a variety of programs for kids, teens and adults. Free self-guided tours are available without a reservation, and large groups may reserve guided tours.
0.5 Miles
84% 421 votes
Beaches 5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta, CA 93117 MoreLess Info
The 29-mile Goleta County Beach Park is a swimming and fishing hotspot. Anglers dot the extra-long pier or launch small boats from the dock. Visitors also enjoy picnic facilities, soft sand, trails, birdwatching posts and other amenities.
3.8 Miles
87% 214 votes
Nature & Wildlife Areas 7701 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA MoreLess Info
Kids and adults are always delighted by a visit to the Goleta Butterfly Grove. The Grove features dozens of butterfly species and thousands of individual butterflies. They do not bite or sting.
4.3 Miles
82% 220 votes
Golf 7925 Hollister Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117 MoreLess Info
Featuring a gorgeous course, pro shop, sophisticated grill restaurant and beautiful environment, the Sandpiper Golf Course frequently hosts national tournaments. Many consider this course to be the most beautiful and enjoyable golf course in the state.
3.1 Miles
100% 22 votes
Kayaking 111 Verona Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117 MoreLess Info
Aquasports Day Trips offers kayaking services and island trips for its clients. The main point of attraction seems to be the exploring of the island's sea caves.
0.7 Miles
91% 57 votes
Movie Theaters 907 S Kellogg Avenue, Goleta, CA 93117 MoreLess Info
West Wind Santa Barbara Drive-In is a classic drive-in movie theater with a snack bar that only uses digital projection. Every night they run either a double feature or a single feature with two showtimes.
14.8 Miles
83% 96 votes
Farms & Ranches 1800 Rufugio Road, Goleta, CA 93117 MoreLess Info
One of the few locations to offer horseback riding on the Central Coast, Circle Bar B Guest Ranch has rides lasting anywhere from 1.5 to 4 hours. Not truly a dude ranch though; the operation is run out of a motel.
13.9 Miles
77% 83 votes
National & State Parks Goleta, CA MoreLess Info
Refugio State Park & Beach is opened for the fishing and kayaking enthusiasts. Near the palm trees are found camping sites and picnic areas.
0.4 Miles
100% 19 votes
Comedy Clubs 5711 Calle Real (Petrini's Comedy Hideaway Showroom), Goleta, CA 93117 MoreLess Info
Rookie and veteran comedians perform at Comedy Hideaway. They have shows every Friday night.
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