Santa Barbara County Courthouse
Panoramic views from the 85ft clock tower of the courthouse are not to be missed. Built in Spanish-Moorish Revival style in 1929, the...
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
With a collection of over 27,000 works of art, this thoughtfully curated, if petite museum displays modern European and American masters...
Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum
Stuffed with historical written artifacts, this free museum is an embarrassment of riches for history nerds, science geeks and literary...
Granada Center for the Performing Arts
This beautifully restored 1930s Spanish Moorish–style theater is home to the city’s symphony, ballet and opera.
Downtown, this sunlight-splashed cafe stirs up a gourmet Southern-inspired menu that’s a masterpiece. From the cinnamon-apple beignets...
Lonely Planet review
Built in Spanish-Moorish-revival style, it's an absurdly beautiful place to stand trial. Marvel at hand-painted ceilings and intricate murals, then climb the Vertigo -esque clock tower for panoramic views. Free tours.