Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a must-visit city in California. 

Santa Barbara is known for its temperate weather, many attractions and things to do, and lively dining scene. 

The Santa Barbara County Courthouse features striking architecture, sunken gardens, a stunning mural room, and colorful tilework.

The viewing gallery at the top of the Courthouse Clock Tower offers jaw-dropping 360-degree views.

Santa Barbara has many beaches for time in the sun, from the large East Beach to Butterfly Beach in Montecito for sunset. 

Old Mission Santa Barbara, called the Queen of the Missions, has a museum and gardens you can tour. 

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden focuses on native California plants. The wildflower meadow is a must-visit in the spring!

Downtown Santa Barbara has lots of stores, galleries, wine tasting rooms, and eateries. 

Funk Zone is home to lots of eateries and tasting rooms, and the interactive MOXI museum, fun for kids and adults .  

Historic Stearns Wharf is a great stroll, with shops and eateries. You can take harbor cruises from here as well. 

There are so many more things to do in Santa Barbara, and nearby.  Swipe up to start planning your Santa Barbara vacation!