5 days in Santa Barbara Itinerary

5 days in Santa Barbara Itinerary

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Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, Santa Barbara is a solid vacation destination with its wide beaches, renowned wineries, and some of California's finest shopping and dining options.
Get outdoors at State Street Underpass and Santa Monica Mountains. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum and Dudley House Historical Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Maria (Rancho Sisquoc Winery & Foxen Vineyard & Winery), Hans Christian Andersen Park (in Solvang) and Monarch Butterfly Grove (in Pismo Beach). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old Mission Santa Barbara, do a tasting at Jaffurs Wine Cellars, take a leisurely stroll along Stearns Wharf, and meet the residents at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara trip itinerary builder tool .

In January, daytime highs in Santa Barbara are 66°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

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Santa Maria, Santa Monica Mountains, Dudley House Historical Museum, Sanford Winery & Vineyards, Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum
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Old Mission Santa Barbara
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Santa Monica Mountains

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