OUR FAVORITE SPOTS
Historic Stearns Wharf is California's oldest working wharf dating back to 1872. The famous Dolphin Fountain, sculpted by local artist Bud Bottoms, marks the start of the wharf and welcomes visitors from around the globe. Steadfast wooden timbers support the wharf above the blue Pacific Ocean.
Once a manufacturing hub and industrial area where artists, surfboard shapers and pioneering urban winemakers originally set up shop, the walkable 13-block area is now home to some of the city's best restaurants, wine tasting rooms, breweries, boutiques, creative collectives, galleries, hotels and more.
Paseo Nuevo is your outdoor shopping destination, offering national retailers, specialty shops, restaurants, sunny Spanish-style architecture, and beautiful courtyards, all in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara.
East Beach stretches from Stearns Wharf to just past the Clark Estate, on the eastern end of the four-mile stretch of City beach parks. East Beach offers picnic facilities, more than a dozen volleyball courts, a playground, and beautiful ocean views.
Divvied into East, West, and Alta Mesa, it’s home to some of Santa Barbara’s most magnificent public green spaces, top-ranked schools, and popular shopping centers.
No other town does luxury or exudes an effortlessly chic vibe like Montecito. When cruising Montecito’s social and retail districts or tree-shaded lanes, do what the locals do: hang out on a sunny restaurant patio, read the paper, and enjoy the sun.
Indulge in unique wellness at the Salt Cave, a premier Santa Barbara Spa. Immerse in tranquility and rejuvenate your senses in an unforgettable retreat.
This zoo with a view was once a posh estate owned by a coffee and tea merchant; now it's the lush domain of animals representing 160 species.
USDA Prime steaks and fresh seafood in Santa Barbara’s most awe-inspiring location
A modern American spin on a classic German biergarten, offering all-day comfort food with a great selection of beer and wine to compliment.
A family-owned American tavern built for good times. The globally-inspired menu features more than 50 made-from-scratch favorites, from shareable appetizers, entree salads, and specialty tacos, to flatbread pizzas, hot wings, gourmet sandwiches and signature burgers.
The food is beautifully plated featuring bold flavors designed to delight the senses; with an urban style that integrates vintage and repurposed materials for a sophisticated yet casual sensibility with a nod to the neighborhood’s industrial past.
The Mesa Cafe
Mesa Cafe Restaurant has been successfully owned and operated since 1984. Offering great homemade food at a reasonable price while maintaining great quality and service. Enjoy a selection of sandwiches, fresh seafood, steak, pastas, fresh salads, and daily specials.
A comfortable setting that’s right for brunch, a casual midweek burger or a special-occasion dinner
A warm welcome for old friends and new acquaintances
Well-crafted cocktails and a cellar of premium wines
An inviting old-school bar with wainscoted walls and a friendly staff