Area Attractions

Take a short drive from our State Street hotel to explore local attractions. Walk beneath palm trees past the red tile roofs of iconic Spanish Colonial Revival structures like the courthouse as you explore the historic heart of the “American Riviera.” Plan a day of shopping and dining at beachfront seafood spots by Stearns Wharf, 6 miles east of Hyatt Place Santa Barbara. From our hotel, visit the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara

4111 State Street
Santa Barbara, California, United States, 93110



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Old Mission Santa Barbara 1786

Founded in 1786, this picturesque chapel is still occupied by Franciscan friars, and stands as an icon of the region. Take a 90-minute tour led by a friar to canvas the entire site, including the library and Sacred Garden.

Santa Barbara County Courthouse Gardens

Ascend the clock tower for 360-degree views of Santa Barbara from this landmark of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture, which features a red-tiled roof and a sunken garden beneath palm trees.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Home to a planetarium, a 74-foot-long blue whale skeleton, and a collection of 3.5 million research objects, the museum also hosts interactive exhibits that showcase a wide range of local plant and animal life.

The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Take a campus visit for your student to simply explore the beautiful UCSB grounds steps away from the Pacific Ocean with views of the stunning Santa Ynez mountains.