If you are planning a destination wedding in Santa Barbara, we have some etiquette advice for you. First, send a save the date with accommodations or directing them to your wedding website. We suggest wedding websites as you can continuously update with more details as you gather more itinerary information about the wedding weekend throughout the planning process including locations, timing, transportation, room block information etc. In addition to an outline of your itinerary, we also like to share what Santa Barbara has to offer, from coastal activities, historical landmarks, art and culture, parks and recreation, shopping, spas days, wine and beer tasting and nightlife. Below is a curated list of Santa Barbara favorites. 




Butterfly Beach, East Beach, Ledbetter Beach, and Arroyo Burro Beach.



Santa Barbara Adventure Company, and Santa Barbara Sailing.


Whale Watching

Condor Express, 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd. Sea Landing dock in the Santa Barbara Harbor


Bike Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals, 24 E Marson St. Offers largest selection of surreys, specialty bikes, bicycles, Taga Bikes, and more.


Maritime Museum

113 Harbor Way #190, Museum preserving the maritime history of local coast through exhibits, artifacts and events.


Sterns Warf

217 Sterns Warf, An important part of Santa Barbara's character & history is Stearns Wharf located at the bottom of State St. The historic three dolphin fountain marks its entrance.




Natural History Museum

2559 Puesta Del Sol, Features exhibit halls focusing on regional natural history, Native Americans, and antique natural history art.



1100 Anacapa St, Climb the steps of the 85-foot tower of the 75 year old Santa Barbara County Courthouse for a spectacular panoramic view of the city, ocean, and Channel Islands: tours available at 2:00pm


El Presidio

123 E. Canon Perdido St. The presidio was built by Spain in 1782, with the mission of defending the Second Military District in California. In modern times, the Presidio serves as a significant tourist attraction, museum and an archaeological site.


Historical Museum

136 E De La Guerra, Celebrate the history of Santa Barbara from the Chumash to the modern day with vibrant exhibitions and compelling programs, conveniently located in the heart of historic downtown.



2201 Laguna St, See where all of the Santa Barbara History began by visiting the Santa Barbara Mission. This is one of the most beautiful in the state & offers real historic insight.




Arts and Crafts Show

See original handmade artwork by more than 250 local artisans at the Santa Barbara Arts and Crafts Show along Cabrillo Blvd on Sundays at 10:00am.


Art Museum

1130 State St, Founded in 1941, it is a home of both permanent and special collections, the former of which included Asian, American, and European art that spans four thousand years of ancient to modern.


MOXI Museum

125 State St, Destination for families and curios minds of all ages. Three floors of hands-on exhibits for children and children-at-heart fill this interactive science museum.



Granada, Arlington, and Lobero.




Botanical Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd, Botanical Garden is a 78 acre botanical garden containing over one thousand species of rare and indigenous plants.



Santa Barbara Golf Club, Glen Annie Golf Club, Sandpiper Golf Course, and Rancho San Marcos Golf Course.



Santa Barbara is home to many beautiful Hiking trails and other Outdoor recreation.


Horseback Riding

Santa Barbara offers several horseback rides at Circle Bar B, El Capitan and Santa Barbara Beach horseback rides.



Alice Keck Memorial Gardens, Chase Palm Park, Elings Park, Alameda Park,



500 Ninos Dr, The Santa Barbara Zoo resides near the ocean, and has been ranked numerous times as one of the nation’s best small zoos.




El Paseo

800 block of State St


La Arcada Court

1100 block of State St


La Cumbre Plaza

3800 block of State St (Upper State St)



Coast Village Rd and Upper Village


Paseo Nuevo

200 block of State St


Victoria Court

1200 block of State St



Avia Spa and Salon (805) 730-7303

350 Chapala St


Bacara Resort and Spa (805) 968-0100

8301 Hollister Ave


Belmond El Encanto (805) 770-3545

800 Alvarado Pl


Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort (805) 564-4333

633 E. Cabrillo Blvd


Float Luxury Spa (805) 845-7777

18 E. Canon Perdido


Four Seasons Resort Spa (805) 969-2261

1260 Channel Dr


Salt Cave Santa Barbara (805) 963-7258

740 State St


Walter Claudio Spa (805) 563-7626

11 W. Figueroa




Armada Wine & Beer Merchant (805) 770-5912

1129 State St


Au Bon Climat (805) 937-9801

813 Anacapa St


Carr Winery (805) 965-7985

414 N. Salsipuedes St


Corks n’ Crowns (805) 845-8600

32 Anacapa St


Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. (805) 694-2252

137 Anacapa St, Suite F


Lama Dog Tap Room  (805) 880-3364

120 Santa Barbara St


Les Marchands & SB Wine Collective (805) 284-0380

131 Anacapa St


Margerum Wine Cellars (805) 845-8435

813 Anacapa St


Santa Barbara Brewing Co. (805) 730-1040

501 State St


Santa Barbara Public Market (805) 770-7702

38 West Victoria (at Chapala) #120


Santa Barbara Wine Therapy (805) 637-7492

732 State St


Telegraph Brewing Co.

418 North Salsipuedes St


Third Window Brewing Co.  (805) 979-5090

406 E Haley St Suite 3


Topa Topa Brewing Co. (805) 845-1482

120 Santa Barbara St


The Funk Zone (Many Wine Bars, Art Galleries)

34 Anacapa St Area




Bobcat Room (Lounge) (805) 962-7970

11 West Ortega


Creek Side (Tavern, Live Music)

4444 Hollister Ave


Dargans (Pub, Live Music) (805) 568-0702

18 E. Ortega St


EOS (Lounge, Dance Club) (805) 564-2410

500 Anacapa St


Figueroa Mountain Brew Co. (805) 694-2253

137 Anacapa St


Finch and Fork (Bar and Restaurant)

31 W Carillo St


Good Lion (805) 845-8754

1212 Sate St


Honor Bar (805) 969-6964

1255 Coast Village Rd #101


James Joyce (Pub, Live Music) (805) 962-2688

513 State St


Joes (805) 966-4638

536 State St


Lucky’s (805) 565-7540

1279 Coast Village Rd


Red Piano (805) 358-1439

519 State St


The Funk Zone (Many Wine Bars, Art Galleries)

34 Anacapa St Area


The Neighborhood (Sports Bar) (805) 963-7600

235 W Montecito St


Outpost at the Goodland (Lounge) (805) 964-1288

5650 Calle Real


Red Piano (Piano Bar) (805) 358-1439

519 State St


Seven (Bar and Kitchen) (805) 845-0377

224 Helena Ave


Soho (Live Music) (805) 962-7776

1221 State St


Ty Lounge (Lounge) (805) 969-2261

1260 Channel Dr


Velvet Jones (Live Music) (805) 965-8676

423 State St.


Wildcat Lounge (Dance Club) (805) 962-7970

15 W. Ortega St




Photo Credit:

Jen Huang