Restaurants

Finney’s Crafthouse | 35 State St a, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Family-owned gastropub serving American fare cooked with local, seasonal ingredients.

Bluewater Grill | 15 E Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Local chain serving locally and sustainably sourced seafood dishes.


Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
| 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Located on Stearn’s Wharf above the water, this restaurant was originally established as a buying station for local shellfish. Now they serve dishes from the local fishermen’s daily catch.

Toma Restaurant & Bar | 324 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Italian cuisine and wine served with harbor views.

Brophy Bros | 119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Hip, harborside location serving seafood and drinks.

Chad’s Cafe | 216 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Traditional American breakfast and brunch fare served beachside.

The Lark | 131 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
New American fare cooked with seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

Loquita | 202 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Modern Spanish tapas in a cozy patio setting.

The Drunken Crab | 416 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Louisiana-style shellfish spiced to order

Santo Mezcal | 119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Seafood-centric Mexican plates with a modern twist.

Takeout

Buena Onda | 724 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Fresh, authentic Argentinian empanadas.

Los Agaves | 600 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Casual Mexican restaurant known for enchiladas, chile relleno and more.

The Blue Owl | 5 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
American-Asian fusion sandwiches using organic, local ingredients.


Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar
| 38 W Victoria St #109, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Contemporary Asian restaurant serving noodle bowls, small plates and dumplings inspired by Thailand and Taiwan.

Noemi Pizza Romana | 3534 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Unique pizza offerings using ingredients authentic to both Italy and Santa Barbara.

Pickles & Swiss | 811 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Contemporary eatery known for their sandwiches, paninis, wraps, and salads.

Lilly’s Taqueria | 310 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Authentic Mexican tacos, some gourmet ingredients such as beef cheek and tripe are available.

Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch | 2618 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Mexican-style mesquite grilled chicken and tri-tip plates.

Coffee

Handlebar Coffee Roasters | 128 E Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
If you’re into cycling and coffee, go here! This is a bike-themed coffee shop founded by former professional cyclists.

Dune Coffee Roasters | 528 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Bespoke espresso drinks and pastries baked in-house.

Santa Barbara Roasting Company | 321 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Fun, casual coffeehouse with free refills on drip coffee and tea.

Cajé Coffee Roasters | 416 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Coffee drinks, acai bowls, and food in a beautiful interior.

Dart Coffee Co. | 121 E Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Coffee roasters with garden seating available.

Low Pigeon | 401 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Coffee roasters with plenty of patio seating available.

Lighthouse Coffee | 711 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Coffee shop also serving acai bowls.

Groceries

Santa Cruz Market | 324 W Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Latino-focused groceries and great prices.

Grocery Outlet | 2840 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Discount chain with brand-name groceries.

Gelson’s Market | 3305 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Contemporary market with standard, organic, and gourmet grocery items.

Whole Foods Market | 3761 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Eco-minded chain with natural and organic grocery items.

Shopping

Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center | 651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Open-air mall with well-known retailers, a movie theater, and dining options.

Santa Barbara Public Market | 38 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Indoor food hall with some shopping options.

La Arcada Courtyard | 1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Paseo Nuevo Shopping Center | 651 Paseo Nuevo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Open-air mall with well-known retailers, a movie theater, and dining options.

Santa Barbara Public Market | 38 W Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Indoor food hall with some shopping options.

La Arcada Courtyard | 1114 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Quaint, art-lined shopping plaza in a 1920’s Spanish Colonial Revival style.

Fitness & Wellness

Key 2 Fitness | 324 State St # C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
24-hour access gym with keycard with free designated parking. Classes included with membership.


Santa Barbara Gym & Fitness
| 2605 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Small, private gym offering complete personal training and overall well-being services such as nutrition, weight management and massage therapy.

Mad Fitness SB | 1236 Chapala St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Gym with great classes & trainers, as well as Olympic lifting & martial arts equipment in addition to standard equipment.

Superior Fitness Center | 1329 &, 1331 San Andres St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Complete strength and healing programs plus a gym. Private trainers or classes available.

Crossfit Pacific Coast | 120 W Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
A focus on elite fitness with motivating classes and great community feel.

PULSE Fitness Santa Barbara | 1819 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
A pilates studio using the LaGree method, providing intense, low impact, full body workouts.

Free Things To Do

See the Moreton Bay Fig Tree, which is believed to be the largest Ficus macrophylla in the United States, planted in 1876.

Take in the salty sea air on Stearns Wharf, a historic pier with dining and shopping.

Bike along the coastline or take a walk on the sand at Butterfly Beach.

East Beach is a prime beach for tourists on the east side of Stearns Wharf, right by downtown Santa Barbara and hotels.

Leadbetter Beach is a sandy, popular beach with light surf, perfect for beginners or windsurfers.

Take a nap or have a picnic at Shoreline Park, a grassy oceanside park.

Take in the history of Old Mission Santa Barbara, an 18th-century Spanish mission and gardens.

Not free, but at a reasonable price of $16 for adults, become immersed in nature along the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s quiet trails offering lush views of plants, flowers, and mountains. Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden is another great, free(!) botanical garden park.

Have a picnic or barbecue at one of the many tables available around the Rocky Nook Park.

Hiking

Seven Falls

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Inspiration Point

Rattlesnake Canyon

Tangerine Falls