Santa Barbara Tours, Sightseeing and Attractions

Santa Barbara's year-round almost idyllic weather makes it an excellent destination - no matter what time of year. Santa Barbara experiences the warm Mediterranean climate typical of coastal California, which makes it pleasant for visitors even during the winter months. Average highs in the summer are generally in the pleasant zone between 75 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit, although heat waves are known to occur during July and August. Whether you want to explore Silicon Beach or participate in one of the many available Santa Barbara tours, the weather will most likely not be a deterrent.

As one of the top year-round tourist destinations in the country, attractions in Santa Barbara exist in abundance. Authentic Spanish mission architecture is everywhere, and some of the most stunningly beautiful churches in the state of CA can be found here. Even if you aren't an early American history buff, you'll be enthralled as you walk among the grounds of buildings such as Our Lady Of Sorrows Church. The Mission Santa Barbara is another iconic, must see destination that will leave you in awe. Here at Expedia, we can help you find Santa Barbara excursions that will allow you to experience the majesty of these find old specimens of Spanish architecture.

If you like outdoor fun and festivals, you'll find the Fiesta that takes place every August to be among the best Santa Barbara activities available. Developed in the 1920s by local townspeople seeking to bring tourist dollars into the community, Fiesta has grown into a top event that attracts visitors from places all over the world.

Aficionados of fine food and wine will find no shortage of things to do in Santa Barbara. The abundance of fresh seafood, the superior vegetable growing climate, and the numerous nearby wineries mean that culinary options range from flat out glamorous five-star dining to eclectic little spots with fabulous food that only the locals know about. Wine lovers can participate in Santa Barbara tours of local vineyards with stops at some of the world's best tasting rooms. Contact us today at Expedia for a map of California wine country. We offer exciting ideas of what to do on your Santa Barbara vacation.
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Find Activities in Santa Barbara Neighborhoods

These neighborhoods in Santa Barbara offer a variety of places to see and experience. Use the list below to find must see places and local Santa Barbara tourism offerings.