This coastal bluff park features picnic and BBQ areas, a playground, and views of the Santa Barbara coastline, city, and Santa Ynez Mountains. Trek down the bluff to a rocky beach and tide pools where you can watch for whales.
Experience wonderful California seafood restaurants at Stearns Wharf. Dine al fresco at Longboards, enjoy the catch of the day at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company and Harbor Restaurant, or stop by the Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room for a glass of Santa Barbara County wine.
Explore Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, an arts district of converted warehouses and graffiti murals. Sip Santa Barbara County wines at one of more than 20 different tasting rooms, or try craft brews and local artisan spirits.
The museum displays a wide variety of works, including antiquities and Chinese ceramics, Western American paintings, and an impressive collection of French Impressionist works, including a number of Monet paintings.
Explore this historic Mission, originally established in 1786. Today, the Mission is home to a community of Franciscan friars; visit the church, museum, cemetery, and 12 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens overlooking the town and the Channel Islands.
A quick 40-minute drive over the San Marcos Pass takes you into the scenic Santa Ynez Valley, home to more than a dozen wineries. Take advantage of the Clean Air Express bus from Santa Barbara to the valley and ride the Wine Country Express bus once you’ve arrived.
Travel by boat to visit these five pristine islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Channel Islands National Park is a great spot for snorkeling, scuba diving, and kayaking, and the area is a prime location for whale watching.