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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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Wine and dine along the State Street Promenade

Activity 2 - 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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Explore the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History's Sea Center

Activity 3 - 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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Stroll the boardwalk at Stearns Wharf

Activity 4 - 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 5 - If you are looking for different things to do in Santa Barbara, start at the Santa Barbara Harbor. Spend a...

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Be a beach bum at Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

Activity 6 - 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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Feel the spirit at the Old Mission Santa Barbara

Activity 7 - Founded on the Feast of Saint Barbara in 1786 by Spanish Franciscans, the Santa Barbara Mission is an enduring reminder...

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Get lost in the Santa Ynez Mountains

Activity 8 - 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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Chart untouched terrain at Channel Islands National Park

Activity 9 - 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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