If you have been to Santa Barbara you know that it is famous for its relaxing beach line. But if you are not a beach person and you want something to do that does not involve soaking in the water, Santa Barbara still got the best places for you to explore.
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Get a glimpse of the city's early beginnings at Old Mission Santa Barbara. Established in 1786, the ground that is also called the Queen of Missions feature a garden that exhibits California housing plans that are greatly influenced by Spain's agriculture background. It is a wonderful, historical site that everyone can enjoy.
This is a destination for hikers who want to meditate and be awestruck by the natural beauty of the place. To get to Inspiration Point, you can either take the Santa Barbara's coastline and the Channel Islands or have a 3.5-mile hike at Tunnel Trail.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
If you have had enough of the hustle of the city life, you can go to Santa Barbara Botanic Garden and reunite with nature. The garden features California endemic plants such as redwood trees. There are trees in the garden that have been thriving since 1930. The therapeutic effect of nature will calm you and you can sit and reflect in designated spots for guests.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Located in the center of metropolitan State Street, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art attempts to blend sophisticated art into this relaxed area. The museum exhibits collections of American, Asian, and European art. There are a diverse collection of exhibits found in the museum. You can visit on Tuesday until Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Who doesn't love fresh seafood? At Stearns Wharf, you can enjoy fresh catch if you head there in the morning to buy directly from the boats. The pier also offers wine tasting and an aquarium for children to enjoy. If you want to dine or shop, there are also a variety of options for you in the area.
Santa Barbara Zoo
Santa Barbara Zoo lets its visitors get a glimpse of the exotic life in this small but full of entertaining wildlife. Located just a few blocks from the Andee Clark Bird Refuge, the zoo exhibits leopards, anteaters, penguins, and gorillas. It also features a 26-foot rock climbing wall that adventurous guests will enjoy. The zoo may be humble in size, but offers loads of entertaining features inside.
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Established in 1916 by William Leon Dawson, the museum boasts of its 3.5 million objects on display. These collections represent the region's natural legacy. Visitors can explore about the Santa Barbara's vibrant and diverse history through the exhibits featured in the museum.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
If there would ever be a day when you want to spend time inside a court- that would be when you visit Santa Barbara County Courthouse. You will be fascinated with its Spanish-Moorish architectural interior design. It is safe to say that it is one of the most beautiful government-owned structures in the U.S.