8 days in Santa Barbara Itinerary

8 days in Santa Barbara Itinerary

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Santa Barbara

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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.
Attractions like Old Mission Santa Barbara and Stearns Wharf make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Santa Barbara's surroundings by going to Malibu (Carbon Beach, Zuma Beach, & more), Six Flags Magic Mountain (in Santa Clarita) and Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum (in Simi Valley). There's much more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, don't miss a visit to Chaucer's Bookstore, enjoy the sand and surf at Jalama Beach, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Santa Barbara driving holiday planner .

In October in Santa Barbara, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Barbara

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Malibu, Camarillo Public Library, Jalama Beach, Pismo Pier, Santa Monica Mountains
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Old Mission Santa Barbara ©
Old Mission Santa Barbara
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Six Flags Magic Mountain
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Santa Barbara Zoo

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