Things to Do in Montecito, CA

  • Our list of the best things to do in Montecito, California, features the top 121 nearby activities — including 53 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • Montecito, 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 3 things to do within the city of Montecito, CA , followed by 118 popular activities in nearby cities, including Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ventura and Ojai
  • Our list of the best things to do in Montecito, California, features the top 121 nearby activities — including 53 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
  • Montecito, 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 3 things to do within the city of Montecito, CA , followed by 118 popular activities in nearby cities, including Santa Barbara, Goleta, Ventura and Ojai
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1.6 Miles
88% 84 votes
Beaches Montecito, CA MoreLess Info
Offering views of the sunrise and sunset, the Butterfly Beach is a location suitable for people-watching, swimming and surfing. The site is also located near the Four Seasons Bitmore Hotel.
0.2 Miles
100% 3 votes
Beaches San Ysidro Road, Montecito, CA 93108 MoreLess Info
A public beach located in front of a gated community in Montecito, Miramar Beach offers beach walking, swimming and surfing. At low tide, this south-facing beach features tide pools for exploration.
0.7 Miles
100% 1 votes
Art Gallery 557 Hot Springs Road, Montecito, CA 93108 MoreLess Info
Opened in 1990, The Easton Gallery is an art gallery dedicated to showcasing the artwork of contemporary landscape artists. The gallery rotates the artwork on display regularly and features artwork from local Santa Barbara artists.
0.8 Miles
98% 177 votes
Other Tours 159 Miramar Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93108 MoreLess Info
Wine Canyon Tours takes passengers by van around the surrounding wine country. Tours are $115 per person per day.
1.4 Miles
94% 850 votes
Botanical Gardens 695 Ashley Road, Santa Barbara, CA MoreLess Info
Lotusland is a botanical garden and plant conservatory dedicated to sustainable gardening and plant appreciation. The Garden is open to the public. Founded over one hundred years ago by Madame Ganna Walaska, Lotusland retains her vision and philosophy of nature education for children and adults.
2.0 Miles
67% 12 votes
Nature & Wildlife Areas 1400 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA MoreLess Info
The Andree Clark Bird Refuge is home to a number of birds and other wildlife who claim sanctuary here. You can enjoy a picnic or a stroll through the estate, whilst admiring the views of the lake.
2.4 Miles
87% 2437 votes
Zoos 500 Ninos Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 MoreLess Info
Families and school groups love the Santa Barbara Zoo in Santa Barbara, California. The zoo's most popular denizens include great apes, leopards, bears, penguins and assorted reptiles. It takes roughly three hours to fully explore the Santa Barbara Zoo.
2.5 Miles
95% 150 votes
Bike Paths Andree Clark Bird Refuge (1400 E. Cabrillo Blvd.), Santa Barbara, CA MoreLess Info
Cabrillo Bike Path runs from the zoo to the harbor. A nice place to bike, jog, or walk
2.8 Miles
73% 104 votes
Natural History Museums 211 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA MoreLess Info
If you've ever dreamed of touching a shark, visit Ty Warner Sea Center. They offer a large amount of information about sea creatures.
3.0 Miles
80% 5 votes
Colleges & Universities 801 Ladera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA MoreLess Info
You can take a stroll through the beautiful Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara. There are some cheap and tasty dining options on campus, as well.
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