Attractions & Things to Do in Santa Barbara

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Walking distance to downtown and the beach:

  • 2 block to State Street, Arlington Theatre, restaurants, shops
  • 1.5 miles to Stearns Wharf, East and West Beach, Maritime Museum, ocean side restaurants

Driving distances:

  • 30 scenic miles along Rte 154 through the hills of the Los Padres National Forest, past Lake Cachuma to the Danish village of Solvang; and on a few more miles to Buellton for Andersen’s famous pea soup and other good food
  • 30 scenic miles south of Rte 101 along the ocean to Ventura/Oxnard
  • 120 scenic miles north on Rte 101 through wine country to Hearst Castle
  • 90 miles (some scenic, some not so) south on Rte 101 to the San Fernando Valley/LA area