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
  • 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
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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum 113 Harbor Way, Ste 190, Santa Barbara, CA MoreLess Info
Enjoy exciting and educational exhibits, sailing vessels, and media that bring the maritime history of the California Coast to life
0.8 Miles
99% 391 votes
Segway Tours 16 Helena Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 MoreLess Info
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.
28.4 Miles
99% 644 votes
Other Tours 1482 Aalborg Way, Santa Ynez, CA 93460 MoreLess Info
Headquartered in Santa Ynez, California, Stage Coach Wine Tours Santa Ynez offers guided tours of fine wineries with beautiful grounds. The tours are enjoyable for all wine lovers and are especially useful for those who are new to the area or do not have a lot of experience with wine.
0.7 Miles
99% 2288 votes
Other Tours 720 Bond Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93103 MoreLess Info
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.
32.7 Miles
96% 281 votes
Other Tours Santa Barbara, CA MoreLess Info
Grapeline is Santa Barbara County's premier Wine Tour. It offers an insider's view of throughout Santa Barbara Wine Country.
44.6 Miles
97% 295 votes
National & State Parks 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436 MoreLess Info
The nearly 2,000-acre La Purisima State Historical Park is home to 25 miles of hiking trails, livestock and the eleventh of 21 Spanish Missions established in Alta California. The site recreates life during the 1820's, where the residents engaged in blacksmithing, candle making, farming and weaving.
0.3 Miles
97% 3736 votes
Historic Buildings 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.
2.8 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.
29.1 Miles
94% 322 votes
Winery/Vineyard 2900A Grand Ave., Los Olivos, CA 93441 MoreLess Info
The Carhartt Vineyard produces Grenache Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir, and Sangiovese wines. The location offers guests the chance to try its products in its tasting room and enroll in its wine clubs.
27.6 Miles
93% 376 votes
Other Water Activities Ventura Harbor 1691, Ventura, CA 93001 MoreLess Info
Located in Ventura, California, Island Packers offers tour cruises, chartered excursions and whalewatching trips. Many Island Packers tours include hiking, backpacking, overnight camping and photo-safari opportunities. The company offers discounts for school groups.
0.5 Miles
89% 768 votes
Other Tours 933 Castillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 MoreLess Info
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.
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