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About Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara (Spanish for Saint Barbara) is the county seat of Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of California. Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbaras climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the American Riviera.[11] As of 2014, the city had an estimated population of 91,196,[12] up from 88,410 in 2010, making it the second most populous city in the county after Santa Maria[13] while the contiguous urban area, which includes the cities of Goleta and Carpinteria, along with the unincorporated regions of Isla Vista, Montecito, Mission Canyon, Hope Ranch, Summerland, and others, has an approximate population of 220,000. The population of the entire county in 2010 was 423,895.[14]

Are you looking for things to do in Santa Barbara with your kids? Then are certainly in the right place, with our tools we can help you decide and plan all of your upcoming family adventures. Whichever area you are in, you will be sure to find some fun for all the family!

Family things to do in Santa Barbara

If you are looking for family things to do in Santa Barbara for kids friendly activities places, then its time to start planning your adventures! Its time to get prepared for the time of your life and be ready to create some very fond memories together with your loved ones.

All children love a fun day out and there is no greater reward than seeing children smile. Your only limit is your imagination so the possibilities for jam-packed fun are endless.

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Are you looking for an active holiday? A cultural one or a quiet weekend away to explore a national park? Activities for kids also offer a lot of bonuses for adults and you won''t have to miss out on enjoying yourself.

You could find a local zoo or an animal park, or go and find a discovery center or museum if you want your kids to learn. That way the vacation becomes an enriching one too.

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Shoreline Park

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cat-icon Shoreline Drive and La Marina Drive
Condor Express Whale Watching

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cat-icon 301 W Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

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cat-icon 1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara Trolley Tours

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cat-icon 1 Garden St
Franceschi Park

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cat-icon 1510 Mission Ridge Rd
Santa Barbara Surf Adventures

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cat-icon 10 State St
Rancho Oso RV & Camping Resort

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cat-icon 3750 Paradise Rd
Alice Keck Park Memorial Gardens

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cat-icon 1600 Santa Barbara St
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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cat-icon 1100 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

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cat-icon 1130 State St
El Capitan Canyon

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cat-icon 11560 Calle Real
Santa Barbara Zoo

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cat-icon 500 Ninos Dr
Rattlesnake Canyon Trail

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cat-icon Las Canoas
Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan

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cat-icon El Capitan Terrace Lane
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center

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cat-icon 211 Stearns Wharf
Old Mission Santa Barbara

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cat-icon 2201 Laguna St
Arroyo Burro County Beach Park

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cat-icon 2981 Cliff Dr
El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

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cat-icon 123 E Canon Perdido St
Santa Barbara Harbor

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cat-icon 132 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara Hot Rod Limo

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cat-icon Corner of Garden and Cabrillo Blvd
Sky Ranch Fitness

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cat-icon 8301 Hollister Ave
Taste Santa Barbara Food Tours

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Elings Park

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cat-icon 1298 Las Positas Rd
Wine Canyon Tours

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cat-icon 159 Miramar Ave
Arroyo Hondo Preserve

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cat-icon Between Refugio State Beach and Gaviota State Park
SB Wine Shuttle

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cat-icon 500 Anacapa St
Douglas Family Preserve

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cat-icon Mesa School Lane
Santa Barbara Bikes To-Go

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cat-icon 736 Carpinteria St
Alameda Park

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cat-icon 1400 Santa Barbara Street
Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours

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Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show
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cat-icon 236 E Cabrillo Blvd
Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours

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cat-icon 1221 State St
Chase Palm Park

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cat-icon 323 E Cabrillo Blvd
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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cat-icon 113 Harbor Way Ste 190
Lake Cachuma

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cat-icon HC 59 - Highway 154
Arlington Theatre
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cat-icon 1317 State St
Free Walking Tour Santa Barbara

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cat-icon 113 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara Historical Museum

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cat-icon 136 E de La Guerra St
Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises & Whale Watching

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cat-icon 125 Harbor Way Ste 13
Santa Barbara Sunrise RV Park

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cat-icon 516 S Salinas St