As a big city with small town feel, visitors to the area are sure to feel comfortable while in the area. There is an array of activities to suit their interests.
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden an amazing display of beautiful flowers and greenery, as well as trails great for hiking that can take you through the canyon, desert, and more. The Botanic Garden is located at 1212 Mission Canyon Rd in Santa Barbara.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Art offers amazing exhibits as well as permanent art collections of Greek and Roman heritages. There are also educational programs for children of all ages at their location at 1130 State St.
No visit to Santa Barbara would be complete without hitting the beach! There are several beaches in the area to visit, including the East Beach, the West Beach, and Leadbetter Beach, all of which offer spectacular waves, gorgeous white sand, and plenty of fun in the sun for the entire family.
For a great steak and a drink, a visit to the Cold Spring Tavern is a must. The Tavern has been a part of Santa Barbara history for more than 100 years. It still offers guests the rustic setting of yesterday, while serving up delicious meals at affordable prices. Visit Cold Spring Tavern at 5995 Stagecoach Rd.
When it is shopping you are after, head down to State Street, the premier shopping area in Santa Barbara. Along with unique shops such as El Paso you will also be treated to the Paseo Nuevo Mall, which offers shopping from all of your favorites, including Macy's and Nordstrom.