Best tours in Santa Barbara

Check out the top tours in Santa Barbara, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Old Mission Santa Barbara
1. Old Mission Santa Barbara
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79 local reviews
2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
(805) 682-4713
ChurchPlace of worshipHealth
Betty
The historical Santa Barbara Mission was built in 1786 and is the "Queen of the Missions" in California…
Tracy
Take a picnic and a Frisbee and enjoy an afternoon in the rose garden, tour the stunning Santa Barbara…
Krista
Beautiful. Historic. Take the tour. Also visit the rose garden and historical garden. This is a very…
1. Old Mission Santa Barbara
1. Old Mission Santa Barbara
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79 local reviews
2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara
(805) 682-4713
Betty
Betty
The historical Santa Barbara Mission was built in 1786 and is the "Queen of the Missions" in California. Ticket are $5 for adults and tours…
Tracy
Tracy
Take a picnic and a Frisbee and enjoy an afternoon in the rose garden, tour the stunning Santa Barbara Mission, walk 5 minutes to the museum…
Krista
Krista
Beautiful. Historic. Take the tour. Also visit the rose garden and historical garden. This is a very pleasant walk up Quinto from our…
2. Santa Barbara County Courthouse
2. Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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90 local reviews
1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:00 AM
+1 805-882-4520
CourthouseLocal government officePoint of interest
Rick
For a firsthand look at one of the country’s most beautiful public buildings, look no further than the Santa…
Crescent
A still functioning courthouse, this Spanish-Colonial style building was completed in 1929. Gorgeous…
Krista
A perfect place to start a tour of Santa Barbara, the courthouse was built in the 20s and is a good example of…
2. Santa Barbara County Courthouse
2. Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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90 local reviews
1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:00 AM
+1 805-882-4520
Rick
Rick
For a firsthand look at one of the country’s most beautiful public buildings, look no further than the Santa Barbara County Courthouse…
Crescent
Crescent
A still functioning courthouse, this Spanish-Colonial style building was completed in 1929. Gorgeous architecture and views of the city from…
Krista
Krista
A perfect place to start a tour of Santa Barbara, the courthouse was built in the 20s and is a good example of the Moorish-influenced…
3. Old Mission Santa Barbara
3. Old Mission Santa Barbara
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33 local reviews
2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 805-682-4713
MuseumPlace of worshipPoint of interest
Tamara & Chris
If you didn’t grow up in California, it’s worth a trip here to learn how missions, the Spanish and Catholicism…
Lisa
Visit the famous Old Mission. Take a tour of the interior, then finish the visit with a picnic lunch on the…
Michelle
Tour the Mission and visit the Rose Garden across the street. Great place for a picnic or to sit in the sun.
3. Old Mission Santa Barbara
3. Old Mission Santa Barbara
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33 local reviews
2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 9:00 AM
+1 805-682-4713
Tamara & Chris
Tamara & Chris
If you didn’t grow up in California, it’s worth a trip here to learn how missions, the Spanish and Catholicism shaped California history…
Lisa
Lisa
Visit the famous Old Mission. Take a tour of the interior, then finish the visit with a picnic lunch on the lawn by the rose garden.
Michelle
Michelle
Tour the Mission and visit the Rose Garden across the street. Great place for a picnic or to sit in the sun.
4. Mission Santa Barbara
4. Mission Santa Barbara
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25 local reviews
2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara
+1 805-682-4151
ChurchPlace of worshipPoint of interest
Charity
Take a tour of the old Mission and see the interior courtyard, the church and the cemetery. Look for the…
Crescent
Founded in 1786, Old Mission Santa Barbara is known as the "Queen of the Missions." Beautiful inside and out…
Ginny
You can tour, take photos and learn about its history
4. Mission Santa Barbara
4. Mission Santa Barbara
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25 local reviews
2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara
+1 805-682-4151
Charity
Charity
Take a tour of the old Mission and see the interior courtyard, the church and the cemetery. Look for the plaque that commemorates the burial…
Crescent
Crescent
Founded in 1786, Old Mission Santa Barbara is known as the "Queen of the Missions." Beautiful inside and out. Self guided tours are…
Ginny
Ginny
You can tour, take photos and learn about its history
5. Santa Barbara Adventure Company
5. Santa Barbara Adventure Company
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5 local reviews
32 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:00 AM
+1 805-884-9283
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Lavita
The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is an adventure travel outfitter on the central coast. We offer Santa…
Maygan
These guys are a lot of fun and will definitely show you the goods of SB. Take a guided day hike, wine tour,…
Susan-Claire
For sports-oriented guided tours such as kayaking. Tell them Susan-Claire recommended them.
5. Santa Barbara Adventure Company
5. Santa Barbara Adventure Company
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5 local reviews
32 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:00 AM
+1 805-884-9283
Lavita
Lavita
The Santa Barbara Adventure Company is an adventure travel outfitter on the central coast. We offer Santa Barbara kayaking & Channel Islands…
Maygan
Maygan
These guys are a lot of fun and will definitely show you the goods of SB. Take a guided day hike, wine tour, kayaking lesson - or trip out…
Susan-Claire
Susan-Claire
For sports-oriented guided tours such as kayaking. Tell them Susan-Claire recommended them.
6. Lotusland
6. Lotusland
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21 local reviews
Cold Spring Rd, Montecito
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 805-969-9990
ParkPoint of interestEstablishment
Megan
Lotusland is a world class botanic garden created by the eccentric opera singer Ganna Walska. Guided tours at…
Linda
A historic home filled with rare and unusual plants. Take a tour of this beautiful property.
6. Lotusland
6. Lotusland
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21 local reviews
Cold Spring Rd, Montecito
Closed · Opens Wednesday 10:00 AM
+1 805-969-9990
Megan
Megan
Lotusland is a world class botanic garden created by the eccentric opera singer Ganna Walska. Guided tours at 10am and 1:30pm Wednesday…
Linda
Linda
A historic home filled with rare and unusual plants. Take a tour of this beautiful property.
7. Land Shark
7. Land Shark
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2 local reviews
99 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 2:00 AM
(805) 683-7600
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Barbara
This is a very cool Tour Bus/Boat!! First you drive around on a guided tour around town, then it goes into the…
Kathy
Will take you on a tour of the city by land and sea!
7. Land Shark
7. Land Shark
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2 local reviews
99 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 2:00 AM
(805) 683-7600
Barbara
Barbara
This is a very cool Tour Bus/Boat!! First you drive around on a guided tour around town, then it goes into the ocean to take you on a tour…
Kathy
Kathy
Will take you on a tour of the city by land and sea!
8. Paddle Sports Center
8. Paddle Sports Center
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16 local reviews
117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:30 AM
+1 805-617-3425
GymHealthStore
Tina
Other wise known as Channel Island Outfitters. Great place to rent SUP, kayaks or to schedule a tour at the…
Chloe
Rent paddle boards or kayaks and tour harbor.
8. Paddle Sports Center
8. Paddle Sports Center
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16 local reviews
117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 8:30 AM
+1 805-617-3425
Tina
Tina
Other wise known as Channel Island Outfitters. Great place to rent SUP, kayaks or to schedule a tour at the Santa Barbara Harbor.
Chloe
Chloe
Rent paddle boards or kayaks and tour harbor.
9. Santa Barbara Harbor
9. Santa Barbara Harbor
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34 local reviews
Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara
Natural featureEstablishment
Kori
Come down here for stand up paddling, kayaking, boat tours, fishing trips, and more!
Cass
Rent kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats. There are whale watching tours and more.
9. Santa Barbara Harbor
9. Santa Barbara Harbor
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34 local reviews
Santa Barbara Harbor, Santa Barbara
Kori
Kori
Come down here for stand up paddling, kayaking, boat tours, fishing trips, and more!
Cass
Cass
Rent kayaks, paddle boards, sailboats. There are whale watching tours and more.
10. University of California, Santa Barbara
10. University of California, Santa Barbara
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30 local reviews
2528 Physical Sciences, Santa Barbara
+1 805-893-8000
UniversityPoint of interestEstablishment
Sydney
The university is a major component of the Santa Barbara socioeconomic climate. Students often adopt the…
Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara. Such a beautiful campus, located right on the beach!! Its worth a…
10. University of California, Santa Barbara
10. University of California, Santa Barbara
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30 local reviews
2528 Physical Sciences, Santa Barbara
+1 805-893-8000
Sydney
Sydney
The university is a major component of the Santa Barbara socioeconomic climate. Students often adopt the community as their own, so its…
Barbara
Barbara
University of California, Santa Barbara. Such a beautiful campus, located right on the beach!! Its worth a tour around!!
11. Santa Barbara Trolley
11. Santa Barbara Trolley
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3 local reviews
1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 805-965-0353
Travel agencyPoint of interestEstablishment
Bill
Catch the trolley at the beach and get a great introduction to Santa Barbara. Hop on and off the trolley and…
Kathy
Learn some obscure facts about Santa Barbara as you get a comfortable tour of the City.
11. Santa Barbara Trolley
11. Santa Barbara Trolley
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3 local reviews
1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara
Closed · Opens Tuesday 10:00 AM
+1 805-965-0353
Bill
Bill
Catch the trolley at the beach and get a great introduction to Santa Barbara. Hop on and off the trolley and finish the tour at your…
Kathy
Kathy
Learn some obscure facts about Santa Barbara as you get a comfortable tour of the City.