Area Attractions

Walk beneath palm trees past the red tile roofs of iconic Spanish Colonial Revival  structures like the Santa Barbara County 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, six miles east of Hyatt Place Santa Barbara.

Hyatt Place Santa Barbara

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

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Local Food + Drink

Toma Restaurant and Bar

Take in spectacular views of the sunset as you sip a glass of fine wine at this waterfront Italian restaurant. Their refined takes on ravioli, grilled octopus, and flatbreads makes this a must-visit.

Yoichi’s

If you can get a reservation, don’t hesitate to grab a table at this acclaimed Japanese restaurant, where multi-course meals of upscale Japanese fare include traditionally-prepared cod, sashimi, and sushi.

Local Attractions

Mission Santa Barbara

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

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.