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Santa Barbara Sights

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Ranked #1 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Architectural Buildings; Government Buildings; Historic Sites; Observatories/ Planetariums
Owner description: Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by... more » Owner description: Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns. « less
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Ranked #2 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Scenic Drives
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$159* and up
Ranked #4 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Missions; History Museums; Gardens

Families with children and people who like to live history should not miss the Santa Barbara Mission. Considered the "crown jewel" of the California Missions, this site is... more »

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Ranked #5 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Tours are by reservation only on Wednesdays and Saturdays for those 10 years & older. Admission for the 90-minute, Docent-led... more » Owner description: Tours are by reservation only on Wednesdays and Saturdays for those 10 years & older. Admission for the 90-minute, Docent-led tours is $20 per person. Designated in 2009 as Santa Barbara's 4th National Historic Landmark, the Casa del Herrero, built in 1925, stands today as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. The creative manifestation of St. Louis industrialist George Fox Steedman, Casa del Herrero (House of the Blacksmith) reflects the visionary passions of its 'dream team' of designers: reknowned architect, George Washington Smith, landscape architects Lockwood de Forest and Francis T. Underhill, and antiquarians Arthur Byne and Mildred Stapley, who also helped outfit the well-known Hearst Castle. « less
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$95* and up
Ranked #6 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Scenic Drives; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Seven straight miles of shops.
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Ranked #7 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks; Landmarks

 Stearns Wharf has got to be the most beautiful wharf on the California coast.  Here you will find many touristy shops for souvenirs and several great places to sample seafood... more »

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Ranked #10 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: Pacifica is an accredited graduate school with two campuses nestled between the coastal foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few... more » Owner description: Pacifica is an accredited graduate school with two campuses nestled between the coastal foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Santa Barbara, California. The Institute offers masters and doctoral degree programs in psychology, the humanities, and mythological studies, all informed by the traditions of depth psychology. « less
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Ranked #11 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: State Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #12 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
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Ranked #13 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 16 Sights & Landmarks in Santa Barbara
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
This restored 19th-century adobe building captures the authentic feel of Santa Barbara of old.
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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