Santa Barbara

Quick orientation:  State street, the heart of Santa Barbara and the primary shopping artery, runs the length of downtown between the Beach and the hills.


Seaside Gardens
3700 Via Real
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(805) 684-6001
Huge gardens and retail section.  Great stop for those from LA and Orange County. Have lunch at the Garden Market on Santa Clause lane.

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Bike Rides
Wheel House Bikes
528 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 845-6547
bike rentals start at $8 per hour
guided bike tours start at $15

Recommended Trails:
Cold Spring Trail - Loop 1.8 miles
Or Montecito Peak 2.18 miles

Tide Pools
El Capitan State Beach
Off U.S. 101, five miles west of Goleta
(805) 968-1033

Cultural Interest

Santa Barbara Courthouse Mural Room

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Old Mission Santa Barbara

Additional Info

Baby Sitting Services

Wine Tasting

Santa Maria and Los Alamos Valley Wine Trail (about 60 miles from Santa Barbara via Cachuma, 75 miles via 101)
• Foxen – rustic shed with a large variety of wines
• Zaca Mesa – mostly Rhone-style (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre)
• Kenneth Volk – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
• Cambria – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Buellton & Sta. Rita Hills (about 50 miles from Santa Barbara)
• Melville – Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and arguably the best Viognier in CA.
• Sanford – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
• Alma Rosa – Pinot Noir and Chardonnay
• Rusack – highlight is the views of the valley from the tasting room/deck

Los Olivos Promenade (quaint little town with everything within walking distance – about 35 miles from
Santa Barbara via the scenic Cachuma pass)
• IO/Byron – Syrah, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
• Stolpman – Syrah and Rhone varietals

Santa Ynez Wine Trail (30 miles via Cachuma pass)
• Gainey
• Brander – specializes in Sauvignon Blanc

Santa Barbara Downtown
• Whitcraft
• Santa Barbara Winery

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