What To Do
See the Best of Santa Barbara!
The Wayfarer’s Guide to the Top Santa Barbara Attractions & Activities
When it comes to things to do in Santa Barbara, The Wayfarer
offers a premier address to see the top attractions in the area. From Santa
Barbara’s beautiful beaches
& pier to Wine
Country to award-winning universities like
UCSB, the city is a popular destination for families, students, vacationers,
wine enthusiasts, and plenty more!
What To Do in Downtown Santa Barbara…
Santa Barbara is sprinkled with historic adobe-style
buildings, a gorgeous Mission, and a vibrant collection of shops, restaurants,
and live entertainment venues – making us a wonderland to visit! Guests can
enjoy a mild weather throughout the year, which makes for easy sightseeing and
outdoor fun. Enjoy a music concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl, or watch monarch
butterflies flutter about or take in the vast beauty of the sea at East Beach,
conveniently located by our hotel in downtown Santa Barbara. Whatever you
choose, you’re guaranteed to have a great time!
The Funk Zone – Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Highway 101 in downtown Santa Barbara, the Funk Zone is an eclectic art district located on the urban wine trail, brimming with a vast collection of artisan shops, art galleries, tasting rooms, pop-up shops, hip eateries, 20+ wine tasting rooms, and award-winning breweries and microbreweries.
State Street – Experience fine dining, upscale shopping, and a variety of cultural venues in downtown Santa Barbara on State Street! It’s the most famous street in Santa Barbara and also home to art galleries, performing arts, historic sites, and museums.
Santa Barbara Pier & Beaches – Beach volleyball, kite flying, swimming, fishing, biking, picnicking, and whale-watching are just some of the activities you can enjoy at our Santa Barbara beaches. Enjoy a bite to eat on the pier, take a bike ride down the boardwalk, or just relax on the sand.
Santa Barbara Wine Country – There is something for everyone in Santa Barbara Wine Country! Take a professionally guided tour or simply visit the wide array of tasting rooms, wineries, and vineyards at your own pace. Its rolling hills of vineyards offer many great photo opps too!
Local Santa Barbara Universities – Visit the award-winning University of California, Santa Barbara, Westmont College in Montecito, or our local community college, SBCC. Whatever college you’re interested in, The Wayfarer offers a central downtown location and plenty of on-site amenities.