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History buffs will enjoy exploring Santa Barbara, and visitors give high marks for the beaches, array of wineries and shopping. This walkable city also attracts tourists with its restaurants and cafes. Top sights in the city include Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Santa Barbara County Courthouse.
Cultural venues in the city include Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum and Santa Barbara Bowl. Attractions like Santa Barbara Zoo and OstrichLand USA are fun for everyone, not just kids. The city is notable for its historic sites and landmarks like Presidio Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and Mission Santa Barbara.
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Other favourite sights in Santa Barbara include Santa Barbara Botanical Garden, Lotusland and Los Padres National Forest. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Mission San Buenaventura, located 24.8 mi (40 km) from the city centre, and Ventura Pier, which is 25.3 mi/40.8 km away.
If you'd like to explore more of the area, hop aboard a train from Santa Barbara Station, Goleta Station or Carpinteria Station. Santa Barbara might not have as many public transport options so consider renting a car to explore the city.