El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
Built to defend the mission, this 18th-century former Spanish fort was constructed by Chumash laborers. Its adobe walls are nearly 4ft...
Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Embracing a romantic cloistered Spanish-style adobe courtyard, this peaceful little museum has an endlessly fascinating collection of...
Built in Spanish-Moorish-revival style, it's an absurdly beautiful place to stand trial. Marvel at hand-painted ceilings and intricate...
Blenders in the Grass
For a quick, healthy burst of energy, pop by this youthful, locally owned juice bar and down a wheatgrass shot, blueberry-licious...
Vegetarians rejoice – the menu is extensive at this cozy, mostly veggie 1970s-era cafe. While supporting local farms, cooks get creative...
Lonely Planet review
One of California’s oldest theaters presents modern dance, chamber music and jazz and world-music touring acts.