Santa Barbara's Top Local Attractions Are Your Neighbors at the Canary Hotel
Some destinations are just blessed with the best of everything. Hardly seems fair - unless you're in Santa Barbara and just having too good of a time to notice. Whether you're searching for the perfect pinot, up for some serious retail therapy or looking for some adventure in the surrounding mountains or broad sandy beaches, Santa Barbara, CA has got you covered.
Up for a little urban exploration? Santa Barbara is home to a collection of unique neighborhoods with their own personalities and treasures to discover. The self-guided Red Tile Walking Tour is a great way to explore the Downtown Historic Arts District area and also learn a little local history along the way. Besides the one-of-a-kind boutiques and cafes you'll encounter along the way, you can also enjoy see-worthy landmarks like the County Courthouse and El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park. The Waterfront District brims with some of the area's most popular attractions like the Cabrillo Bikeway, and beyond, Santa Barbara's wide sandy beaches. Cruising this area on one of our complementary bikes, you can stop in any number of cafes for that perfect latte or buy a crafty souvenir made by one of the local artisans who set up shop here on weekends.
Another way to get around to see the local attractions is the city's Electric Shuttle, which will take you along the waterfront area or up State Street, considered the heart of sultry Santa Barbara. Here you'll find everything that makes the city so special. Chic boutiques, cafes in shaded courtyards, art galleries, theaters, day spas and popular bars and restaurants make State Street Santa Barbara's vibrant social scene and outdoor living room. East of State Street, don't forget to check out the Funk Zone and SoCo (South of Cota Street), former light industrial areas now home to a boho-chic collection of attractions that include the Urban wine trail and it's artisanal wineries, craft breweries, art galleries and coffee houses. The only downside is trying to decide which to experience first.