Exterior view of the Santa Barbara Inn at evening


Uncover the Best Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Located along the ocean moments from downtown, the Santa Barbara Inn is the perfect gateway to this chic and cosmopolitan yet effortlessly laid back California town. 

Stearns Wharf

It’s seen as a top tourist spot because you’ll never run out of fantastic things to do here. From fun activities to great dining to plenty of specialty shops, you’re destined to enjoy the wide variety of options. 

Distance: 1m from Hotel 

Santa Barbara Zoo

From giraffe feedings to barnyard visits to a rock climbing wall, the Santa Barbara Zoo offers great opportunities to learn about and interact with the natural world. 

Distance: 2m from Hotel 

Santa Barbara Harbor

Whether you want to breathe in the scenic views, experience a whale watching tour or sample incredible seafood, the Santa Barbara Harbor is a terrific place to visit. There is also a park nearby that features weekly art shows. 

Distance: 3m from Hotel 

Lobero Theatre

For the most stunning performances by accomplished artists, the Lobero Theatre has a terrific assortment of productions that you’re sure to enjoy. From ballet to orchestras to concerts, check out the wide range of presentations on the schedule. ​ 

Distance: 3m from Hotel 

Granada Theatre

Performances of all kinds come together at the Granada Theater. Broadway shows, dancing and classic music among other popular productions can be enjoyed throughout the year.  

Distance 3m from Hotel 

Arlington Theatre

Movies and live performances can be enjoyed at this historical Santa Barbara gem. 

Distance: 3m from Hotel 

Santa Barbara Bowl

The finest concert performers are scheduled at this beautiful outdoor venue.  

Distance: 2m from Hotel 

Funk Zone

This eclectic neighborhood is Santa Barbara’s sub-culture of art-related fare. Check out the shops run by local artists, winemakers, chefs and so many other innovative professionals in this unique community of creative businesses. 

Distance: 1m from Hotel 

Downtown State Street

Experience the many wonderful offerings of Santa Barbara’s lovely downtown. Whether you’re looking for great wine, a theatrical performance or an original special event, you can enjoy fun times in this vibrant part of the city.  

Distance: 2m from Hotel 

Santa Barbara Arts & Craft Show

The Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts show began in 1965, making it the longest running show of it’s kind in the US. Over 170 fine artists and crafters offer their work to locals and visitor each Sunday and holiday Saturdays at 10am. Meet the artists and take home a piece of Santa Barbara on your next visit. 

Walking Tours

Explore Santa Barbara on foot with walking tours led by locals.  Visit freewalkingtoursb.com for more information.  Or contact 650-576-4145 John Ummel

Distance: 1m from Hotel