Santa Barbara Zoo: Over 500 species are showcased on 30 lush acres overlooking the beach. Aside from spectacular naturalistic animal exhibits, the zoo also offers several play and picnic areas, seasonal educational classes and event rental opportunities.
Santa Barbara Museum of Art: Offers a rare display of the artistic achievements of a variety of cultures and periods. Home to 27,000+ works of art, this museum houses a collection that rivals museums in much larger cities in quantity.
Santa Barbara Harbor: This is a great place to stroll, eat, shop and see the sights. Harbor businesses include many shops and restaurants, as well as the yacht club and Santa Barbara Maritime Museum.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden: This stunning botanic garden features a variety of habitats that focus on showcasing - and conserving - California's native plants. Across 75 acres of terrain are desert, meadow, ridge and redwood forest vistas. Throughout the year, concerts, lectures and other special programs expand the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden's educational efforts.
Santa Barbara County Courthouse: Considered one of the most beautiful government buildings in America, Santa Barbara's historic Spanish-Moorish style courthouse draws thousands of visitors each year and is actually the second courthouse on this site.