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Top Things To Do In Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is known for its beaches, restaurants, and easy access to wine country. The best things to do in Santa Barbara include seeing the towering Redwood Forest at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, strolling down historic Stearns Wharf, or taking in the views at Shoreline Park.

Some fun attractions in Santa Barbara include exploring State Street, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Or you could visit the Santa Barbara Zoo, dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and enhancement of the natural world and its living treasures.

Explore more than 27,000 works of American, Asian, and European art at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Or, visit Lotusland or The Santa Barbara Orchid Estate for spectacular gardens.

State Street features the most diverse shopping in Santa Barbara, with more than 300 local boutiques, art galleries, theaters, and museums. The area also has an electric transport shuttle for only 50 cents.

In need of some outdoor fun? Pack a picnic lunch and grab the surfboard, then head out to Arroyo Burro Beach Park, commonly known by locals as Hendry’s Beach.