SantaBarbaraCA.com

Explore Cities

Be forewarned - the wanderlust bug bites nearly everyone who sets foot in our pocket of paradise. Good thing we have the perfect antidote: dozens of unique towns and cities, hidden gems with plenty of things to see and do. Each has a personality of its own, from urban chic to down-home country.

Feel like a dose of culture? Head to Mission Santa Barbara or La Purisima Mission in Lompoc. Hope to spot Hollywood stars? Hang out in Montecito for a bit-you might get lucky. Got a craving for wine country? Cruise over to the Santa Ynez Valley for stellar wine tasting and fine dining. Desire a true taste of the "Old West?" Consider a visit to Old Town Orcutt. Scenic views, beach camping, exciting things to do, luxury hotels...our county is as diverse as it gets, so your options run the gamut.

Happy trails! Keep in mind it might take awhile to treat that bug bite. You might have to return again (and again and again) to check out every nook and cranny of our fantastic region.

Santa Barbara
The American Riviera®
Population 89,600

Stunning views of mountains and the sea. Fantastic weather. White-sand beaches and gorgeous gardens. Big-city culture and dining. What doesn't Santa Barbara have?

Check out the red tile roofs and Spanish-Moorish architecture. Feast your eyes on world-class works in the Museum of Art, or catch a concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl. Stroll along the shore while the waves lap at your feet. Hike or ride a horse in the hills. Find one-of-a-kind treasures in shops of all types. Santa Barbara packs an incredible array of attractions in an enviable package-you could easily spend lifetime exploring this one-of-a-kind city!


image description
Island Tours

Kayak, Snorkel and Explore the National Park. Book Now!

image description
Bacara Resort

Enjoy $150 credit at Santa Barbara’s only oceanfront resort

image description
FlySBA.com

Easy Come. Easy Go. Santa Barbara Airport

image description
Endless Summer

Come Rejuvenate Beachside at the Fess Parker Resort

image description
$159 CA Pass

See the Golden State with the Amtrak CA Rail Pass


E-newsletter

For insider tips, special offers and more, sign up for our enews today!


Special Offers

view all

Featured Events

Carpinteria First Friday...
12.5.2014
Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday
Spend the first...More
1st Thursday
12.4.2014
Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday
1st Thursday is an...More
2nd Fridays Art @ Santa ...
12.12.2014
Recurring monthly on the 2nd Friday
Every 2nd Friday,...More
Ladies Tasting
12.21.2014
Recurring monthly on the 21st
The last Monday of...More
Sea Cave Kayaking
11.24.2014
Recurring daily
If this is your first time kayaking Channel...More
Wine Country Bike Tour
11.27.2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
This trip takes us...More
Sunday Winyl
11.30.2014
Recurring weekly on Sunday
Sunday Winyl, in...More
Paul Gillis & Maura Bend...
11.25.2014
Recurring weekly on Tuesday
Paul Gillis uses...More
Santa Barbara Comedy Hid...
11.28.2014
Recurring weekly on Friday, Saturday
Comedy Hideaway,...More
Market Forays - Cooking ...
11.29.2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday
Shop for seasonal...More
Tasty Cupcake and Wine t...
11.29.2014
Recurring weekly on Saturday
If you like tasty...More
Contemporary/Modern: Sel...
11.24.2014 - 1.4.2015
Recurring daily
 Works in the exhibition date from 1958 to...More
Backroad Santa Ynez Wine...
11.24.2014
Recurring daily
Join our award winning wine tour to see and...More
Ceramics!
11.27.2014 - 12.18.2014
Recurring weekly on Thursday
This 12 week,...More
Kayak the American Rivie...
11.25.2014
Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
See the American...More
view all