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.
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
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.
Karpeles Manuscript Museum
21 W. Anapamu Street, 962-5322.
Large collection of prized documents and rare manuscripts.
Nature Conservancy Visitor Center
213 Stearns Wharf, 962-9111.
Exhibits of natural habitats
Contemporary Arts Forum
653 Paseo Nuevo (805) 96605373