We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Activities (133)
Nightlife (12)
Shopping (19)

Top things to do in Santa Barbara

Name
Ranked #31 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (1)
Ranked #32 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is an alternative art space presenting cutting edge exhibitions in visual,... more » Owner description: The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is an alternative art space presenting cutting edge exhibitions in visual, new media, andperforming arts.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco and is dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the art of our time.  With FREE admission, CAF is the main scene for the arts in Santa Barbara!CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA and is open Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday: noon to 5 pm during the run of our exhibitions and on First Thursdays for our popular Forum Lounge series. « less
Map | Visitor photos (7)
Ranked #33 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (3)
Ranked #34 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Elings Park is the largest privately funded public park in America. Built on land reclaimed from a city landfill, includes... more » Owner description: Elings Park is the largest privately funded public park in America. Built on land reclaimed from a city landfill, includes soccer and softball fields, a hill for paragliding, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and venues for weddings and other special events. « less
Map | Visitor photos (11)
Ranked #35 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (39)
Ranked #36 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara just two blocks off of State Street.... more » Owner description: The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara just two blocks off of State Street. Our galleries may be modest in size, but they are packed with history! Santa Barbara's 450 years of history are evident in the many artifacts, paintings, photgraphs, and films that make up The Story of Santa Barbara. In addition to the permanent collection, our Sala Gallery is a rotating exhibition space which features a new exhibit every four months. There's always something new at the museum! The Museum is also home to two historic adobes - one that was built in 1836, and Casa Covarrubias which was built in 1817 and even served as the Capital of Alta California for 2 months! The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is located on the corner of De la Guerra and Santa Barbara streets, and we have a free parking lot next to the musuem entrance on De la Guerra St. Open 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 12pm-5pm Sunday (closed Mondays)There is a suggested $5 donation « less
Map | Visitor photos (3)
Ranked #37 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
Map
Ranked #38 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
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
Map | Visitor photos (5)
Ranked #39 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
Ideal in the spring, the falls and the hike to the falls offers much for the visitor.
Visitor photos (6)
Ranked #40 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Cultural
Map | Visitor photos (42)
Ranked #41 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
Map | Visitor photos (9)
Ranked #42 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Map
Ranked #43 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Map | Visitor photos (1)
Ranked #44 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Area off Santa Barbara coast known for its deep sea fishing and marine wildlife.
Visitor photos (1)
Ranked #45 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
A hidden, underused fishery on the Southern California coast.
Map
Ranked #46 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Ranked #47 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Map | Visitor photos (1)
Ranked #48 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Map
Ranked #49 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
This restored 19th-century adobe building captures the authentic feel of Santa Barbara of old.
Map | Visitor photos (5)
Ranked #50 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: The Mission of Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau and Film Commission is to promote the City of Santa Barbara,... more » Owner description: The Mission of Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau and Film Commission is to promote the City of Santa Barbara, South Coast & surrounding County Communities, as a destination for travel and media production to create economic vitality. Discover everything you’ve ever imagined California to be, and then some, is right here in Santa Barbara. Where restaurants, museums and theaters reside under a skyline of red tiled roofs. And walking, hiking and biking take you far beyond the range of any car. Couples find it as romantic as families find it unforgettable. It’s Santa Barbara and summer is just getting started. Don’t miss a world-class event and festival lineup and live performances for all ages. Because there’s California, and then there’s Santa Barbara, California. « less
Map | Visitor photos (9)
Ranked #51 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (1)
Ranked #52 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Lake famous for its bass fishing.
Ranked #53 of 58 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
The waterfall exists only in the springtime.
Be the first to review this attraction
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Pretty man-made lake where trout fishing is the main attraction.
Be the first to review this attraction
Category: Gardens; Outdoors
Map | Visitor photos (1)
Trusted travel advice about Santa Barbara