Santa Barbara County Things To Do

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Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

2981 1/2 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara CA 93109

It's hard to beat the fresh air and scenic views of a state beach right on the ocean! This park has sections for on-leash and off-leash dogs, and a grassy area for playing and picnics. Seasonal lifeguards are posted, so it's safe for swimming and surfing.


Break Time

5977 Encina Rd, Goleta CA 93117

For a fun night out, visit this low-key dive bar and grab a drink. You can watch the game on one of the TVs, play a round of pool or shuffleboard, and enjoy good company.

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Butterfly Beach

Butterfly Ln and Channel Dr, Montecito CA 93108

A bike path bordered by flowers drawing butterflies runs along this sandy beach with scenic views. This is a popular beach with Santa Barbara area locals, many who walk their dogs at the water’s edge.

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Cachuma Lake Nature Center

2265 Highway 154, Santa Barbara CA 93105

Participate in a variety of outdoor activities at this nature center where you can hike, camp, go boating or fishing and barbecue with friends.

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Carpinteria State Beach

205 Palm Ave, Carpinteria CA 93013

Come for a swim or stay overnight at a campsite at this beautiful beach. With many fun activities to do, including kayaking, paddle boarding, and snorkeling, there’s fun for the whole family.

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Casa del Herrero

1387 E Valley Rd, Montecito CA 93108

Tour this beautiful Spanish Colonial house and gardens and learn about the history of this national landmark while admiring the beautiful architecture and landscaping.

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Center Stage Theater

751 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara CA 93101

An intimate black box theater with weekly plays, music, dance, and other performances.


Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary

113 Harbor Way, Suite 150, Santa Barbara CA 93109

This sanctuary off the coast of Santa Barbara protects a diverse array of marine life, and offers visitors' centers and exhibits.

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Channel Islands National Park

1901 Spinnaker Drive , Ventura CA 93001

Take a day tour and experience America's eight Channel Islands off the coast of California. Tourists have many exciting and adventurous activities to enjoy. Hike, climb or be wowed by the amazing wildlife one of the beautiful islands.

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Circle Bar B Riding Stables

1800 Refugio Road, Goleta CA 93117

Experience some of the best horseback riding in Santa Barbara as you explore Los Padres National Forest. The rustic cabins feature wood-burning stoves, private porches, satellite TV, and more while guests also enjoy dinner theater and complimentary meals.

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Douglas Family Preserve

Medcliff Rd & Selrose Lane, Santa Barbara CA 93109

The 70-acre Douglas Family Preserve (DFP) is located near the intersection of Cliff Drive and Las Positas Road in the Mesa neighborhood. The open space provides recreation opportunities, such as hiking, dog walking, wildlife viewing, and bicycle riding.

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East Beach

1400 E Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara CA 93108

This clean, sandy beach is a great place to relax or play volleyball and it is close to the bathrooms and snack bar. Parking is free but limited.

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Elings Park

1298 Las Positas Rd, Santa Barbara CA 93105

With an amphitheater, rugby field, RC racecar track and more, this gorgeous dog-friendly park is a fun visit for all ages. Expect beautiful views of the city and ocean.

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Eos Lounge

500 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara CA 93101

This classy, clean nightclub will impress you with talented DJs, bartenders and a great outdoor patio.

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Fairview Gardens Farms

598 N Fairview Ave, Goleta CA 93117

Walk around this 100-year-old organic farm and purchase fruits and veggies at the produce stand. Your visit not only includes fresh produce, but an afternoon of exploring the fields and spotting chickens and goats.

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Figueroa Mountain Brewery Santa Barbara Taproom

137 Anacapa St F, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.'s Santa Barbara taproom features indoor and outdoor table seating with all of our core beers on tap and ready "to go" in bottles. Choose from a rotating list of specialty and cask beers found only in our taprooms.

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Fly Away Hang Gliding

2650 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93130

Take flight on a new adventure of hang gliding. Take lessons and fly solo or tandem to see Santa Barbara from a new vantage points.

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Glen Annie Golf Club

405 Glen Annie Road, Santa Barbara CA 93117

Find a full day of entertainment at this well-kept golf course with a driving range, pro club, full bar, and restaurant with excellent food.

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Goleta Beach Park

5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta CA 93117

You’ll find plenty of free parking at this lovely sandy beach. Come for a picnic, go fishing, play volleyball or just relax and enjoy the view.


Hidden Oaks Country Club

4760-G Calle Camarada, Santa Barbara CA 93110

This little 9-hole golf course is a nice place to stop for a quick round. The course has affordable prices and provides scenic views.

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Jimboz Lounge

2711 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara CA 93105

For a casual good time, stop by Jimboz and watch the game on one of the TVs or order a drink and enjoy the friendly, dive-bar atmosphere.

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Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum

21 West Anapamu Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Those who enjoy literature or simply visiting historic buildings will enjoy this museum that features rare manuscripts, maps, scores of music and more.

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Leadbetter Beach

Shoreline Drive & Loma Alta, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Leadbetter Beach is a City beach and park between the Santa Barbara Harbor and Shoreline Park and across from Santa Barbara City College. This is a popular beach for surfers and sailboats, walkers, joggers, and sunbathers.

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Lotusland Gardens

Cold Springs Rd, Montecito CA 93108

Be sure to make reservations ahead of time to secure a spot on either the 10:00 AM or 1:30 PM tour of the lush botanical gardens on the estate of renowned opera singer and gardener Madame Ganna Walska. The 14 distinct gardens dazzle the senses.

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Manning Park

449 San Ysidro Road, Montecito CA 93108

This beautiful, expansive park has plenty of green grass, trees for shade, and picnic tables, making it a great spot for a party or gathering.

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Metropolitan Plaza de Oro

371 S Hitchcock Way, Santa Barbara CA 93105

This quaint older movie theater shows current films and has a cozy atmosphere with funky décor.

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Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105

This well-preserved Catholic church is surrounded by a beautiful park and grounds. Parking at this landmark and walking around is free, and there is a small fee to enter and take the tour.

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Moreton Bay Fig Tree

Chapala St & Montecito St, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Moreton Bay Fig Tree is Santa Barbara's beautiful historical landmark located off Montecito Street. Standing tall at 80 ft tall, a circumference of 41 1/2 ft ; & crown of 176 ft, this fig tree is officially listed in the California Register of Big Trees.

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MOXI Museum

125 State Street, Santa Barbara CA 93101

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, is a one-of-a-kind museum for all ages designed to ignite learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity.

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Rancho San Marcos Golf Course

4600 Hwy 154, Santa Barbara CA 93105

Enjoy beautiful scenery and views of the mountains during a great round of golf. Afterwards, eat breakfast or lunch at the café.

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Refugio State Park

10 Refugio Beach Rd, Goleta CA 93117

There’s plenty to do here, including trails for walking or biking, a playground, basketball court, and more. Have a picnic on the beach and explore tidal pools during low tide.


Sandpiper Golf Club

7925 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara CA 93117

Spoken of as “the Pebble Beach of Santa Barbara,” this unique golf course provides impressive views and a beautiful back 9. You’ll encounter a moderate challenge, depending on the wind.


Santa Barbara Adventure Company

32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Accommodating kayakers of all experience levels, this company will go above and beyond to ensure an incredible experience. You’ll tour the caves and likely spot lots of sea life!


Santa Barbara Backroads Wine Tours

1011 Rinconada #F, Santa Barbara CA 93101

Riding around in an open-air vehicle means 360-degree views of beautiful wine country. Your knowledgeable and fun driver will teach you about the area and take you to the best spots.

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Santa Barbara Beach Horseback Rides

, Santa Barbara CA

Tired of the ''everyday'' things to do? Do something fun and romantic for that special someone, or take the kids to have that ''yee-haw'' experience. Be invigorated by an action-packed, trail led horseback ride on the Santa Barbara Beach.

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Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market

232 Anacapa St, Suite 1A , Santa Barbara CA 93101

Find everything you need at this impressive farmers market, including eggs, fish, milk, and of course, local produce. You’ll even enjoy some live entertainment.