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The Riviera of the West

Santa Barbara is known for its world-class wineries, but also for its postcard-beautiful beaches, Stearns Wharf and an astounding number of must-see attractions. Begin your Santa Barbara travel guide with the city’s most popular beach, East Beach - a must-see, impossible to miss. Other attractions include the world’s largest private holding of important original manuscripts and documents, Karpeles Museum; world-class art galleries; gardens and parks, and much more.

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Casa del Herrero
Attraction
4.0
Visit the legendary "House of the Blacksmith"
East Beach
Attraction
4.0
Santa Barbara's prime beach destination
Lobero Theatre
Entertainment
5.0
California's oldest, continuously operating theatre
Museum of Art
Museum
4.8
Beautiful regional art museum
Museum of Natural History
Museum
5.0
Explore natural history in the Santa Barbara region
Sandpiper Golf Club
Health & Beauty
4.0
Play golf in breathtaking surroundings
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Entertainment
5.0
Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art
Santa Barbara Mission
Attraction
4.0
The Mission that started Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Waterfront
Attraction
4.0
Beautiful waterfront views and ongoing entertainment
Santa Barbara Zoo
Attraction
4.0
One of America's best small zoos
Stearns Wharf
Attraction
4.0
California's oldest working wharf
Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library
Museum
4.8
One of the largest displays of teddy bears and dolls in the world.
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