Historical Santa Barbara Museums and Sites
Santa Barbara has a full menu of must-see historical sites and museums. The following points of interest are all within walking distance of Hotel Santa Barbara.
- Performing Arts Calendar
- Music Event Calendar
- Santa Barbara County Bowl
- The Granada Theater
- Lobero Theatre
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
1130 State Street, 963-4364.
One of the nation’s premier museums with important holdings of fine art.
Santa Barbara Historical Museum/Covarrubias Historic Adobe
136 E. De la Guerra Street, 966-1601.
This is where the last Mexican Capitol of California was located. Built in 1817.
El Presidio de Santa Barbara
123 East Canon Perdido Street (805) 966-9719
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street, 962-6464.
One of Santa Barbara’s most beautiful landmarks. Great view from the clock-tower. Free tours.
213 Stearns Wharf, 962-9111.
Exhibits of natural habitats
Museum of Contemporary Art
653 Paseo Nuevo (805) 96605373
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street, 682-4713
The Mission’s commanding position and grand proportions, graceful lines and soft, blending colors
all reinforce her title, “Queen of the Missions.”