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20 Best Santa Barbara Activities to Enjoy on Your Next Trip


20 Best Santa Barbara Activities to Enjoy on Your Next Trip

Introduction - Looking for fun and unique things to do on your next trip? Here are the 20 best Santa Barbara activities...

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Escape to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

ACTIVITY 1 - A unique thing to do in Santa Barbara is to visit the 78-acre Botanic Garden, located in Mission Canyon. The...

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Chart untouched terrain at Channel Islands National Park

ACTIVITY 2 - Visible from Santa Barbara’s harbor is Channel Islands National Park, a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve and one of the most impressive...

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Get lost in the Santa Ynez Mountains

ACTIVITY 3 - Forming the scenic backdrop to the city of Santa Barbara (and only a 20-minute drive from downtown), the Santa Ynez...

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Feel the spirit at the Old Mission Santa Barbara

ACTIVITY 4 - Founded on the Feast of Saint Barbara in 1786 by Spanish Franciscans, the Santa Barbara Mission is an enduring reminder...

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Explore the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Sea Center

ACTIVITY 5 - One of the unusual things to do in Santa Barbara, USA, is to visit the city's fascinating Museum of Natural...

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Wine and dine along the State Street Promenade

ACTIVITY 6 - As part of a recent urban initiative, State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara has been transformed into a 10-block pedestrian...

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Be a beach bum at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

ACTIVITY 7 - Also known as Hendry’s Beach, Arroyo Burro Beach doubles as both Santa Barbara’s premier surf spot and a local’s favorite...

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Stroll the boardwalk at Stearns Wharf

ACTIVITY 8 - Voted the #1 attraction in Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf is California's oldest working wood wharf. It was built in 1872...

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Enjoy the water at Santa Barbara Harbor

ACTIVITY 9 - If you are looking for different things to do in Santa Barbara, start at the Santa Barbara Harbor. Spend a...


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