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7 Amazing Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Rasshmie Salunkhay Jun 26, 2019
With an awe-striking backdrop of Santa Ynez Mountains and a splendid Spanish heritage, Santa Barbara is a ravishing city on the central California coast, grabbing world’s attention as the 'American Riviera'.

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Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Founded in 1786, Old Mission Santa Barbara is a crucial part of the city’s cultural landscape. Also popularly known as ‘Queen of the Missions’, it's bestowed with an exceptional charm of lush gardens and historic artifacts.

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Fascinating hand-painted murals, ostentatious chandeliers and the florid rooftops display the courthouse’s historical beauty.
The four-faced clock tower on the top is an iconic illustration of the Spanish-colonial style architecture that is worth beholding.

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Santa Barbara Harbor

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One of the most happening places, Santa Barbara Harbor, offers innumerable activities like, stand-up paddle boarding, boating, jet-skiing, kayaking, whale-watching, scuba-diving, a ride in the water taxi, whoof! There's more, Go explore!

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Stearns Wharf

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A quintessential landmark, Stearns Wharf is the oldest Wharf in use. The Wharf treats you with an unbelievable 360 degree vista of the blue Pacific. You can get a fun boat ride, shop, or just have a calming walk on the popular boardwalk.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

A visit to this 78-acre expanse of varied species of exquisite flowers and native plants will be a captivating experience of this trip.

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Satiate your creative and scientific hunger at this unique attraction, Moxi.


A dramatic collection of exotic species of plants and its intricate designing by the renowned Polish opera singer, Madame Ganna Walska, this garden is one of the gems of Santa Barbara that you shouldn't miss.