- Cachuma Lake Nature Cruises
From May through October aboard the 48 ft. "Osprey." An unforgettable wildlife excursion on Cachuma Lake.
Reservations required. 686-5050.
- Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show
Over 300 local artisans display their own handmade crafts & gifts. Admission is free. Every Sunday from Chase Palm Park along the beach on Cabrillo Blvd. to State Street.
- Santa Barbara Farmer's Markets
Local farmers selling a large variety of locally grown produce, flowers & local seafood.
- Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm at Santa Barbara & Coati Streets
- Tuesdays 3-6:30pm on State St.
- Thursdays 3pm-6:30pm in Goleta,
- Thursdays 3pm-6:30pm in Carpinteria
- Fridays 8:30am-Noon on Coast Village Rd. in Montecito.
- Santa Barbara Fisherman's Market
Every Saturday from 7:30 - 11:30 am in the Santa Barbara Harbor at the Breakwater. Come down and buy fresh fish, crab, lobster right off the decks of the fishing boats!
- Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
A nationally renowned museum specializing in California and North American West Coast natural history. Highlights include an Indian Hall with dioramas of prehistoric Indian life in the Santa Barbara area and the giant skeleton of a blue whale.
2559 Puesta del Sol Rd. 682-4711
- Santa Barbara Zoo and Gardens
Once the site of a palatial estate, the-zoo is a delightful refuge in a charming garden setting. It offers botanical gardens, almost 500 animals from around the world (including big cats, elephants, and giraffes), miniature train, cauldrons playground and snack bar.
500 Ninos Drive. 962-5339
- Sea Center
Explore the underwater world with full-size models of whales, dolphins, and other, sea life, plus touch-tanks with live ocean creatures.
211 Steams Wharf 962-0885
- South Coast Railroad Museum
Restored railroad station with 400 sq. ft. HO-scale model train layout, and picnic area.
300 N. Los Carneros, Goleta 964-3540
- Steams Wharf
The oldest operating wharf on the West Coast, complete with shops, restaurants, Nature Conservancy, and Sea Center
located at the very end of State Street, 564-5518.