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The Best Museums in Santa Barbara

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Museums in Santa Barbara

Art Museum
Santa Barbara Museum of Art , Santa Barbara
Tours from $12
Specialty Museum
Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum holds 60 million pages of documents, 1.6 million photographs, over 150 km (95 mi) of motion pic
Tours from $183
Specialty Museum
Reagan Ranch Center , Santa Barbara
As the principal outreach organization of the Conservative Movement, the Foundation introduces thousands of American youth to these principle
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Duration: 2 to 3 hours
When you come on a tour with me, I can show you the must see sites, as well as some out-of-the-way architectural gems that only a local like me knows about. I have researched local history quite extensively and am very knowledgeable. What makes this tour unique is my in-depth understanding of local history, lore, and architecture, and my abilities to answer whatever questions you might have, as well as to show you the hidden places that aren’t listed in every guidebook. We can arrange beforehand to focus on what you find most interesting: Architecture? History? Adobe construction? Fabulous views? Gardens (Santa Barbara has one of the largest varieties of trees in its downtown area of any city in the country!)? Perhaps a combination of them all!I can cater to whatever interests you have!
Book on Viator from $99
Military Museum
Creating quality exhibits and educational experiences that celebrate the Santa Barbara Channel and illuminate our rich connections with the s
Natural History Museum
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History has two locations, offering guests the unique opportunity to discover and explore from land to se

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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

Blessed with a mild climate and lush location, Santa Barbara remains a playground for the rich and famous, so it's no surprise that accommodations can be extremely expensive here. The priciest hotels are near the water, so before you make your reservations, decide if staying beachside fits into your budget. You can find more affordable rooms at any one of the area's small motels, located just blocks from the beaches. These offer secure parking, cable TV, and free Wi-Fi.
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