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Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Attractions
— 4th of July Celebrations
— Annual French Festival


Fun Things To Do in Santa Barbara
There are so many fun things to do and see in and around Santa Barbara and its scenic waterfront — enjoy spectacular beaches, fun outdoor recreational activities, water sports, arts and culture, historic missions and museums, shopping, gourmet dining and ocean view restaurants, wine-tasting in Santa Ynez Valley, feeding the Giraffes at Santa Barbara Zoo... and more!

Santa Barbara Attractions
"Art Walk" Arts & Crafts Show
Beach Way - Biking & Walking Path
4th of July Celebrations
Santa Barbara French Festival
Santa Barbara Harbor
Holiday Parade of Lights & Fireworks
Santa Barbara Mission
Santa Barbara Museums
Outdoor Recreational Activities
Scenic Waterfront
Skateboarding at Skater's Point
State Street - Shops/Restaurants
Stearns Wharf
Trolley Tours
Water Taxi

Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Santa Barbara Zoo

Independence Day Celebration
—4th of July Parade & Fireworks

Santa Barbara's annual Independence Day Celebration includes a Fun 4th of July Parade, Arts & Crafts, Live Entertainment and a dazzling Fireworks Display.

Santa Barbara French Festival
— Bastille Day Weekend (July)

The Santa Barbara French Festival is the largest French celebration in the western U.S. — drawing over 20,000 people every year.

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Festival & Parade
Summer Solstice Festival & Parade features colorful floats, costumed dancers, live entertaiment, arts & crafts, festival food, beer and wine garden, children's entertainment... and more!
The Parade draws over 100,000 people from around the world.


Oprah's Hearst Castle
Oprah's luxury mansion, (locals refer to it as Oprah's Hearst Castle), is nestled in this upscale beach community).

Santa Ynez Valley
Santa Ynez Valley, a popular wine region in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country. is also home to the quaint Danish village of Solvang, the charming and historic town of Los Olivos, the Santa Ynez "Chumash" Reservation and the luxurious AAA 4-Diamond Chumash Casino Resort & Spa.

Biking is a popular activity in beautiful Santa Ynez Valley, located in the heart of Santa Barbara's Wine Country — "Tour de France" winner Lance Armstrong and his team trained here.

Danish Village of Solvang
Solvang is a must-see destination when visiting Santa Barbara. The quaint Danish village has become a hot destination for wine lovers ever since several scenes from the 2004 hit movie "Sideways" were filmed there.

Los Olivos
Historic Los Olivos
Visit charming wine-tasting rooms, shops and restaurants in the historic town of Los Olivos, located about six miles north of Solvang.

Neverland Ranch
— Santa Ynez Valley

Neverland Ranch (former home of the late Michael Jackson) is located about five miles north of Los Olivos (off Figueroa Mountain Road) in the Santa Ynez Valley. Millions of fans from around the world traveled to Neverland to pay their respects to the "King of Pop" following his untimely death on Thursday, June 25, 2009. Maybe one day Neverland will become another Graceland. In the meantime, Michael will never be forgotten and his music will live on forever.

Google Map (Satellite view)
of Neverland Ranch

Four Seasons Resort
The Biltmore Santa Barbara

Four Seasons Biltmore
Looking for a fabulous place to have cocktails at sunset? Visit the Four Seasons Biltmore, a Pacific Coast hideaway nestled between the ocean and the mountains at Butterfly Beach, in exclusive Montecito. The outdoor patio bar overlooks the beach.


Giraffe at Santa Barbara Zoo, Southern California

Vineyard Grapes, Santa Barbara Wine Country, Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara
Wine Country

Santa Barbara Wineries
and Tasting Rooms

"Sideways" Wineries
"Sideways" — the highly-acclaimed 2004 indie hit movie, was filmed on location in Santa Ynez Valley, a popular wine region in the heart of Santa Barbara's Wine Country.

Clock along State Street, downtown Santa Barbara, Southern California

Alana biking along Santa Barbara's Beach Walk - scenic beachfront pathway, Southern California

Santa Barbara Downtown Waterfront Electric Shuttle

Downtown Waterfront Electric Trolley
Hop aboard Santa Barbara's Downtown Waterfront Electric Trolley — it runs along State Street and the Waterfront starting at 9am until 6pm year-round, ('til 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays during the Summer).

Just 25 cents a ride (one-way) and children under 5 ride free, it's a bargain — and a great way to see Santa Barbara's Waterfront and State Street.

Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, Santa Barbara, So CA

Santa Barbara Land & Sea Adventure
Santa Barbara Land Shark Tour
Enjoy a personally narrated 90-minute land and sea adventure aboard Santa Barbara's amphibious tour vehicle.

Santa Barbara Land Shark Tour

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