City of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Sites

City of Santa BarbaraGeneral Information
Historical Points of Interest
Other Sites of Interest
Things To Do
Around the Harbor
Performing Arts & Entertainment
Art Galleries
SB County Parks
Other SB City Parks
Santa Barbara Beaches
Local Media & the News
SB Civic Organizations
Surrounding Communities
SB Higher Education Sites

Santa Barbara is world-renowned as a premier location for weddings, business conferences and other special events. Situated between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is often described as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Cabrillo Boulevard runs parallel to the beach and marks the beginning of the downtown area with the intersection of State Street and the historical Stearn's Wharf. Many local attractions are situated in this part of the city.

As a location for your special event, Santa Barbara is a world-class destination. Throughout the year you will find a charming mixture of the old and the new:

  • mild climates
  • sunny beaches
  • Mediterranean-style architechture
  • historical landmarks
  • outdoor courtyards
  • beautiful park
  • recreational opportunities
  • modern shopping centers
  • great restaurants
  • high-tech businesses
  • well-attended educational centers
  • a wide variety of cultural offerings in the performing and visual arts

Santa Barbara is located in Santa Barbara County north of Los Angeles between San Luis Obispo and Ventura along US Highway 101 near Lake Cachuma and Lake Casitas.

From this wide range of options, Santa Barbara Events Professionals are trained to match your event-planning needs with your budget and tastes.

Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor venue for your special occasions, the SBEP caterers, photographers and videographers will be able to provide you with the highest quality of service.

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Please refer to the SBEP Directory for help choosing a Santa Barbara facility as well lodgings and other accommodations for you and your guests.

The wide selection of Santa Barbara sites offered here are included to help you plan activities for you and your guests, and to spread the word about all that Santa Barbara has to offer to both its visitors and its community members.

The wide selection of Santa Barbara sites offered here are included to help you plan activities for you and your guests, and to spread the word about all that Santa Barbara has to offer to both its visitors and its community members.

General Information

Santa Barbara Tourist Information Center
1 Garden St. (at Cabrillo Blvd)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Barbara Community Calendar

Santa Barbara Photo Tour

More Santa Barbara Photos

Santa Barbara Movie Tours

Old Town Santa Barbara Farmers Market

Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Weather

Santa Barbara Yahoo! Weather

SB Global Positioning System Coordinates

Santa Barbara Seasons Info

Santa Barbara Webshots

Virtual Tours of Santa Barbara

Historical Points of Interest

El Presidio de Santa Barbara
123 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Guided tours can be arranged by contacting 805-965-0093

Santa Barbara Mission Wedding
Santa Barbara Mission
Laguna St. and E. Los Olivos St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Old Spanish Days Fiesta

Santa Barbara Court House
1100 Block of Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Barbara Earthquake History

Santa Barbara Historical Museum
136 E. De La Guerra St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Barbara Trust for Historical Preservation
Casa de la Guerra and El Presidio
123 E. Canon Perdido St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Stow House - Rancho La Patera
304 N. Los Carneros Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117


Casa Del Herrero
1387 E. Valley Rd.
Santa Barbara CA 93108

Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
21 W. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Railroad Museum
300 N. Los Carneros Rd.
Goleta, CA 93117

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2559 Puesta del Sol Rd.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Santa Barbara Carriage Museum

Other Sites of Interest 

Botanic Garden of Santa Barbara
Nature preserve, 65 acres, 5 miles of trails
1212 Mission Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Far Western Tavern


Foxen Canyon Wine Trail

Ganna Walska Lotusland Estate

Hitching Post

I Madonnari Creative Arts Festival

Santa Barbara County's Wine County

Santa Barbara Winery 

Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
500 Ninos Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
Admissions Information: 805-963-5695
Birthday information hotline: 805-962-5339 ext. 54
General Visitor Information: 805-962-6310

Santa Barbara International Orchid Show

The Wine Merchant's Los Olivos Café

Things To Do

Santa Barbara Adventure Company

Santa Barbara Athletic Association Calendar

Santa Barbara Skating Links

Central Coast Birding Trail

Santa Barbara Audobon Society Special Events

Arriba Horse Adventures
Trail rides, mountain and beach rides, pony rides

Rancho Oso Guest Ranch & Stables

Santa Barbara Hiking & Backpacking Trails

Santa Barbara Nature Trail

Santa Barbara Sierra Club Hike List

Seven Falls Day Hiking

Santa Barbara County Camping Reservations

Los Padres National Park

Santa Barbara Golf Guide

Motorcycle Rides of Santa Barbara County

Around the Harbor

About Santa Barbara Surf

Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary

Channel Islands National Park

Charter Boat Fishing by day or twilight

Condor Cruises


Santa Barbara Cruises & Whale-Watching

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
113 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Santa Barbara Surfing

Santa Barbara Tide and Current Predictor

Santa Barbara Whale Festival

Santa Barbara Yacht Club

Stearn's Wharf

Santa Barbara & Channel Island Kayaking

Scuba Diving

Performing Arts & Entertainment

Center Stage Theater

Chamber Choir Festival

Flamenco Arts Festival

Garvin Theater

Lobero Theater
Jazz at the Lobero
33 E. Canon Perdido St.

Movie Theaters

Music Academy of the West Performances

Santa Barbara Actors Theatre

Santa Barbara Bowl Outdoor Concerts

Santa Barbara County Dance Society

Santa Barbara Choral Society

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Santa Barbara City Recreation

Santa Barbara Performing Arts League

Santa Barbara Symphony 

Santa Barbara Youth Theatre

Speaking of Stories

UCSB Events Calendar

Art Galleries

Arte Divino Studio
904-B W. Victoria St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Atkinson Art Gallery
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
805-965-0581 ext. 2411 or ext. 3872

Easton Gallery
557 Hot Springs Rd.
Montecito, CA 93108

Ridley-Tree Education Center
1600 Santa Barbara St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Gallery 113
1114 State St.
Studio 8- La Arcada Court
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Sullivan Goss Books and Prints, Ltd.
7 E. Anapamu St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

University Art Museum (UCSB)
805-893-2951 or 805-965-0093

Santa Barbara Parks

General Park Information

Santa Barbara County Park Locator & Maps

Arroyo Burro Beach Park

Cachuma Lake Recreation Area

Goleta Beach Park

Isla Vista Park

Jalama Beach Park

Lake Los Carneros Park

Live Oak Camp

Lookout Park

Los Alamos Park

Manning Park

Miguelito Park

Nojoqui Falls Park

Ocean Beach Park

Richardson Park

Rincon Beach

Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Park

Rocky Nook Park

Santa Barbara Shores Park

Santa Rosa Park

Santa Ynez Park

Stow Grove Park

Toro Canyon Park

Tucker's Grove Park

Waller Park

Other Santa Barbara City Parks

Alameda Park
1400 Santa Barbara St.

Alice Keck Memorial Park
Corner of Santa Barbara and Arrellaga

Chase Palm Park
Borders both sides of Cabrillo Blvd. from the East Beach to Stearns Wharf 236 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Douglas Family Preserve
End of Linda Street on the Mesa

El Presidio State Historic Park
123 E. Canon Perdido St.

Elings Park
298 Las Positas Rd.

Franceschi Park
1510 Mission Ridge Rd.

Kid's World
1400 Santa Barbara St.

La Purisima Mission State Park
2295 Purisima Road
Lompoc, CA

Mission Rose Garden
Los Olivos and Laguna Streets

Orpet Park
Almeda Padre Serra and Moreno Road

Shoreline Park
Shoreline Drive and La Marina

Descriptions & Photos of some SB Parks

Santa Barbara Beaches

Arroyo Burro Beach
2981 Cliff Drive

Carpinteria State Beach
Sixth Street, Carpinteria

East Beach
Cabrillo Blvd near Milpas

El Capitan State Beach
Off U.S. 101, five miles west of Goleta

Goleta Beach County Park
5986 Sandspit Road, Goleta

Jalama Beach County Park
Jalama Beach Road, Lompoc

Leadbetter Beach
Shoreline and Loma Alta Drive

Lookout Beach County Park
U.S. 101, Summerland

Rincon Beach
U.S. 101 at Bates Road, Carpinteria

West Beach
Cabrillo Boulevard

Local Media & the News

Santa Barbara NewsPress

The Santa Barbara Indepedent

Santa Barbara TV - KEYT, Channel 3

Government Access Channel City TV 18

Santa Barbara News Clipping Service

Santa Barbara in the news

Job Opportunities 

Santa Barbara Civic Organizations 

City of Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara County

Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce

Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau

Santa Barbara Redevelopment Agency

Santa Barbara Sister Cities



Santa Barbara Airport

Santa Barbara MTD Bus & Transportation


Santa Barbara Neighborhoods

City of Buellton

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City of Goleta

City of Lompoc

City of Montecito

City of Santa Maria


City of Ventura

Vandenberg AFB

Vandenberg Launch Schedule

Santa Barbara Higher Education Sites

Antioch University

Santa Barbara City College
Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara Science Links

University of California, Santa Barbara

UC Santa Barbara Astrophysics Project

Westmont College