Cruise Santa Barbara

Experience the Allure of The American Riviera®

We hope you enjoyed your time in Santa Barbara! May we entice you to return? Please take a moment to fill out a brief survey telling us about your visit.

As you experienced first-hand, Santa Barbara is the ideal port of call for cruise ships due to its manageable size and walkability. In fact, the city of Santa Barbara was recently designated a Gold-Level Walk-Friendly Community – the only city in California to receive this designation!   Since you only had a brief time to explore our beautiful city during your cruise ship visit, we invite you to come again and immerse yourself in the Santa Barbara lifestyle.

Located just 90 miles from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara is a world apart, a soothing realm of distinct and subtle pleasures, and an intoxicating appeal that arises from the convergence of elements found perhaps nowhere else in the world. A city of white-washed buildings with red tile roofs tucked between the mountains and the sea, Santa Barbara resonates with an irresistibly sensuous allure. Casual and friendly, it also offers an extensive menu of sophisticated cultural attractions ranging from theater and dance to music and visual arts, reflecting a cultural richness out of proportion to the city's small size.

Santa Barbara a mecca for every kind of outdoor pursuit. It is a place where the land yields organic fruits and vegetables, and where these exquisite ingredients fuel an idiosyncratic cuisine accompanied by superb Santa Barbara County wines - world-class vintages from the nation's fastest-growing viticultural region. It is a place where a soothing hybrid architecture reflects Spanish, Moorish, Portuguese and American Indian roots, and where wrought iron adornments, exquisite tile work, cool fountains and shady paseos beckon to our collective need for comfort, solace and beautiful human-scale design. It is a place where the wild nature of Channel Islands National Park is visible from the manicured gardens of grand Montecito estates. It is contrast and complement, human art and natural art, the simple and the sophisticated, the old world and the new. It is The American Riviera®.

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