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The absolute best visitor center ever!

And I've been to many, but the staff here is exceptional. SO friendly and eager to share all they... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Des Moines, Iowa
Best place to catch the Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour

The Visitor Centre was very friendly and convenient. Best place to catch the Hop on Hop Off Tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Quietly nestled between the ocean & the mountains, Santa Barbara represents the essence California -- the art & culture of the big city & the heart & hospitality of a small, coastal town. Between the shopping on State Street, some of the best...more
1 Garden St, Corner of Garden and Cabrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
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Reviewed 1 week ago

And I've been to many, but the staff here is exceptional. SO friendly and eager to share all they know about their city. This was a very enjoyable tourist stop!!! Thank you, Ladies!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Visitor Centre was very friendly and convenient. Best place to catch the Hop on Hop Off Tour bus less people and less stressful.;

Thank CJ M
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Stopping by the visitor center is a one-stop-shop for knowing things to do, where to go, what to eat, etc. It has tons of maps, brochures, and they can answer all kinds of questions. Its conveniently located on a corner street that meets Cabrillo blvd,...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

All our questions were answered in this center. As pedestrians, it's important to find your way around and to get help with local attractions.

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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Bought tickets for the trolley tour and they were so nice and answered a few questions about Santa Barbara. They have a really great little gift shop with many interesting books to purchase

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

We had a hard time finding to begin with, but it has a lot of history, must see if your in town and I'd park across the street as this place has one enterence. At least that's all we found.

Thank JerrysGuzzi
Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a teeny tiny room. The staff was friendly. We were parked in the adjacent parking lot so went by it many times. There were always bikes parked in the doorway or people standing in the doorway with dogs and even with polite "excuse...More

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Ken O, President/CEO at Santa Barbara Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2018

Hi fungramma51. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We have been working with the police department over the last month, and are pleased to say that much of the problem you have described has been addressed. We continue to do all we...More

Reviewed 20 June 2018

In a tiny stone building at the corner of Cabrillo Blvd. and Garden St., just opposite the beach, the SB Visitor Center is a fountain of information for all things Santa Barbara. This is the place to go to get city maps, recommendations for things...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We stopped here one afternoon to try to find out what to do on an overcast day. They really had no good suggestions and hadn't gone to many of the local attractions. We went back to the room to look at Trip Advisor ;-)

Thank TravellingBee338
Reviewed 29 May 2018

We visited on Memorial Day and the women working at the visitors center were so helpful with their suggestions and ideas. Their tips definitely made our trip more enjoyable. We took the trolly tour around town and it was worth the $22 and the 1...More

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elayne s
13 March 2018|
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Response from junee_ferris | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately i don't know where the Ship Cruise port is, but I am not aware of another Visitors Centre in Santa Barbara. I would advise you to contact the Visitors Centre direct.