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.

Santo Mezcal | 119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Seafood-centric Mexican plates with a modern twist.

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.


Take Out

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.

Take A Hike

  • Seven Falls
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
  • Inspiration Point
  • Rattlesnake Canyon
  • Tangerine Falls