8 days in Santa Barbara Itinerary

8 days in Santa Barbara Itinerary

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Santa Barbara

— 7 nights

The American Riviera

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 out of town with these interesting Santa Barbara side-trips: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley), Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Calboat Diving - Spectre Dive Boat (in Ventura). Dedicate the 12th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, take in the waterfront at Stearns Wharf, admire the striking features of Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and explore the world behind art at Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Santa Barbara visit planner.

San Francisco to Santa Barbara is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Santa Barbara can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

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