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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DJ’s Saloon

724 E Ocean Ave, Lompoc CA 93436

This casual bar has a divey atmosphere and friendly staff. It’s a fun spot to go for karaoke, live music, or watching the game.

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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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Dunes Center

1065 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe CA 93434

This small museum has educational displays about the local ecosystems and friendly docents who are eager to share its history with you. Consider making an appointment as the hours may vary.

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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.


Easy Cooking

27438 Westover Way, Valencia CA 91354

Take private lessons or invite your friends for a unique cooking lesson in your own home. You’ll sharpen up your skills and learn to cook healthy, delicious meals.

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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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Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

1624 Elverhoy Way, Solvang CA 93463

This cozy museum takes a look into the Danish history of the valley and features antiques, furniture, and other knick knacks.

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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.


Global Gardens

2450 Alamo Pintado Rd, Los Olivos CA 93441

Global Gardens is Santa Barbara county's 1st Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Producer. Take home or ship fresh, home-grown Extra Virgin Olive Oils, Balsamic Fruit Vinegars, Spice Blends, Olives, Mustards, and much more!

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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.

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Growing Grounds Farm II

820 W Foster Rd, Santa Maria CA 93455

This small roadside stand offers seasonable vegetables, fruits, and flowers that are all grown organically. Stop by and pick up some produce, or wander the farm and spot the chickens.

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Hans Christian Andersen Museum

1680 Mission Drive, Solvang CA 93463

Located on the second floor of a bookstore, this small museum features a collection of books, history, and items depicting characters from the well-loved books.

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Hans Christian Andersen Park

633 Chalk Hill Rd, Solvang CA 93463

This large park is a great place for a party or barbecue. There are playgrounds, walking trails, a skate park, and plenty of free parking.


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.


Honey Paper

2933 Grand Avenue , Los Olivos CA 96150

Honey Paper is a hidden gem in the quaint town of Los Olivos, California. They strive to bring you high quality stationery, papers and gifts from around the world along with our own unique collection sold exclusively at the shop and on-line.


J. Woeste

2356 Alamo Pintado Avenue, Los Olivos CA 93441

Located in downtown Los Olivos, come and discover wonderful must-have plants, succulents, garden art and home accessories.

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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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La Purisima Golf Course

3455 State Highway 246, Lompoc CA 93436

With rolling hills and sweeping views, this challenging golf course provides a fun game for the experienced golfer. Enjoy delicious food and prepare for windy afternoons.