Things to Do in Santa Barbara, CA

Our list of the best things to do in Santa Barbara, California, features the top 89 nearby activities — including 33 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!

Santa Barbara, CA has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Food & Drink, Outdoor Places, Museums & Galleries, and Tours.

The results below include the top 51 things to do within the city of Santa Barbara, CA , followed by 42 popular activities in nearby cities, including Goleta, Ventura, Santa Ynez, Ojai and Montecito

Santa Barbara, CA

Highlights
  • Other Tours - 9 Activities
  • Nature & Wildlife Areas - 2 Activities
  • Waterfalls - 2 Activities
  • Bars - 2 Activities

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Segway of Santa Barbara
1
0.8 Miles

Segway of Santa Barbara

16 Helena Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Segway Tours
Segway of Santa Barbara takes you on tours through the neighborhoods and beaches of Santa Barbara. The segways are a safe and fun way to see the city.

Rating

99% 391 Votes Submit a Review
Santa Barbara Adventure Company
2
0.7 Miles

Santa Barbara Adventure Company

720 Bond Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Other Tours
Clients of the Santa Barbara Adventure Company are always in for a wild ride. The company offers many exciting packages, including kayaking journeys, paragliding sessions, stand-up paddleboard tours, cycling trips and other high-energy options.

Rating

99% 2288 Votes Submit a Review
Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara
3
32.7 Miles

Grapeline Wine Tours Santa Barbara

Other Tours
Grapeline is Santa Barbara County's premier Wine Tour. It offers an insider's view of throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country.

Rating

96% 281 Votes Submit a Review
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
4
0.3 Miles

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
Historic Buildings
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.

Rating

97% 3736 Votes Submit a Review
Lotusland
5
2.8 Miles

Lotusland

695 Ashley Road, Santa Barbara, CA
Botanical Gardens
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.

Rating

94% 850 Votes Submit a Review
Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours
6
0.5 Miles

Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours

933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Tours
Tour Santa Barbara's land and waterways with Captain Jack's Santa Barbara Tours. This family-owned charter company offers several popular tour options, including winery tours, brewery tours and horseback excursions. Reservations and pre-payment are mandatory.

Rating

89% 768 Votes Submit a Review
Wine Canyon Tours
7
3.9 Miles

Wine Canyon Tours

159 Miramar Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Other Tours
Wine Canyon Tours takes passengers by van around the surrounding wine country. Tours are $115 per person per day.

Rating

98% 177 Votes Submit a Review
Cloud Climbers
8
34.3 Miles

Cloud Climbers

408 Foothill Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Other Tours
Cloud Climbers provides jeep tours through the major wineries in the Santa Barbara area. Group size is limited.

Rating

96% 260 Votes Submit a Review
Cabrillo Bike Path
9
1.6 Miles

Cabrillo Bike Path

Andree Clark Bird Refuge (1400 E. Cabrillo Blvd.), Santa Barbara, CA
Bike Paths
Cabrillo Bike Path runs from the zoo to the harbor. A nice place to bike, jog, or walk

Rating

95% 150 Votes Submit a Review
Cabrillo Bikeway
10
0.1 Miles

Cabrillo Bikeway

Other Adventures
Cabrillo Bikeway runs from the zoo to the harbor. A nice place to bike, jog, or walk

Rating

95% 149 Votes Submit a Review

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