Fun Things to Do in Santa Barbara, CA

Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Santa Barbara, CA. Photo by Jake Grella on Unsplash

A city on the coast of Southern California known for being a common wedding and weekend getaway destination for the rich and famous of Los Angeles—one hour south—Santa Barbara has plenty to offer visitors from around the world. Here are just some of the fun things you can do while you’re there.

Take the Trolley

One of the coolest ways to get around downtown Santa Barbara’s famous State Street is to hop on the old-school trolley which makes regular trips up and down the main throughway. Not only is it a cool experience, but it can also help you avoid looking for parking.

Visit the Beach

Santa Barbara is known for having some of the most beautiful beaches in California, and there are plenty for you to choose from. You can check out Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara Harbor, or Arroyo Burro County Beach Park, just to name a few.

Take a Hike

There are so many hikes you can take in the Santa Barbara area ranging in terrain, difficulty, and length, so you should be able to easily find one that’s a good fit for your party whether it’s a family full of kids or just a single experienced hiker.