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20 Best Places to Visit in Santa Barbara, California, Not to Miss

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20 Best Places to Visit in Santa Barbara, California, Not to Miss

Introduction - Planning to travel to Santa Barbara? To hit as many Santa Barbara must-visit places on your next trip, check out...

 
 

Feel the spirit at the Old Mission Santa Barbara

Place To Visit 1 - Founded on the Feast of Saint Barbara in 1786 by Spanish Franciscans, the Santa Barbara Mission is an enduring reminder...

 
 

Enjoy the water at Santa Barbara Harbor

Place To Visit 2 - If you are looking for different things to do in Santa Barbara, start at the Santa Barbara Harbor. Spend a...

 
 

Escape to the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Place To Visit 3 - A unique thing to do in Santa Barbara is visiting the 78-acre Botanic Garden in Mission Canyon. The Garden was...

 
 
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Wander the sea at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Place To Visit 4 - Among the cool things to do in Santa Barbara, CA, is to explore the city's connection to the sea at...

 
 
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Find your inner nerd at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Place To Visit 5 - This unique natural history museum is one of the best things to see in Santa Barbara. Situated in the forest...

 
 
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Go wild at the Funk Zone

Place To Visit 6 - A visit to the Funk Zone is one of the weird things to do in Santa Barbara. The former warehouse...

 
 

Stroll the boardwalk at Stearns Wharf

Place To Visit 7 - Voted the #1 attraction in Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf is California's oldest working wood wharf. It was built in 1872...

 
 

Chart untouched terrain at Channel Islands National Park

Place To Visit 8 - Visible from Santa Barbara's harbor is Channel Islands National Park, a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve and one of the most impressive...

 
 

Get lost in the Santa Ynez Mountains

Place To Visit 9 - 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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Explore the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center

Place To Visit 10 - 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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