Top 7 Best Places To Visit in Santa Barbara, California

1.Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara is the city’s most famous landmark. This distinctive building is known as the Queen of the Missions, due to its beautiful setting and graceful beauty.

2.Stearns Wharf

Stearns Harbour was built in 1872. It is the oldest wooden wharf in California and still in use today.It is located on State Street, home to over 17 businesses, an educational facility and a market for Santa Barbara shellfish.

3.El Presidio de Santa Barbara

El Presidio is an impressive piece of Santa Barbara history located in downtown Santa Barbara. The Spaniards founded this fortified military settlement (presidio), in 1782.El Cuartel, and the Canedo Adobe are two of the original adobe buildings that were built for the fort.

4.Santa Barbara Museum of Art

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art has a collection of almost 30,000 works from around the world, including many that are American.

5.Santa Barbara County Courthouse

This National (and State) Historic Landmark was built in 1929 after a devastating earthquake in 1925. It is one of the most beautiful architectural gems in the city. 

6.MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Have you ever wanted to make sound effects for a Hollywood film or play a huge guitar? All of this is possible at MOXI. This engaging science and technology museum is located in a charming Spanish Colonial-style building with sea-themed accents.

7.Santa Barbara’s Beache

Santa Barbara beaches are one of the most beautiful beaches in Southern California. The rugged Santa Ynez Mountains provide protection and the Channel Islands off shore protect the coastline to the south.