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Santa Barbara Visitor Center

1 Garden St, Corner of Garden and Cabrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
+1 805-965-3021
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Fountain of information on all things Santa Barbara

In a tiny stone building at the corner of Cabrillo Blvd. and Garden St., just opposite the beach... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
HappyTrails12345
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Santa Barbara, California
Friendly but not helpful

We stopped here one afternoon to try to find out what to do on an overcast day. They really had no... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TravellingBee338
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Houston, Texas
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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 restaurants in the country & the best that the hotel industry has to offer, Santa Barbara is truly a magnificent place to live or visit! Please come and visit us! We have free Visitors Maps with DISCOUNT COUPONS.
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  • Average8%
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1 Garden St, Corner of Garden and Cabrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
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+1 805-965-3021
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 ;-)

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Bonnie V
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were only going to be here for a short while, so we stopped here to get some quick information about the area. It was suggested we take a two hour trolley tour. I am very glad we did.. Our guide was very informative and...More

1  Thank djdudley
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We walked to East Beach and on the way back called into the Visitor Centre. We got a ton of advice and ideas from Tarja. What impressed me most is she listened to what we were interested in and then gave the relevant recommendations. A...More

2  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This small but friendly visitor centre is located near the ocean and a couple of blocks from State Street, which is “the” street in Santa Barbara. We stopped in for a city tourist map, some advice, and to buy tickets for the hop on hop...More

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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Our first night in, the visitor center was closed. We stopped in the first morning, found a map, and was offered a number of tips. The botanical gardens and the scenic drive were highly recommended by the woman at the desk. We enjoyed both.

Thank Pamela L
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I booked a number of tours from here. Unfortunately it was hard to find. Not large enough signage on the streets. Not enough seating when waiting for the tours to begin.

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Reviewed 1 February 2018

Stopped by the small center to gain some guidance to see the town. The ladies at the counter were ever so helpful. We wanted to take the "shark tour" of the town but they were booked. We opted for the Red Car which was delightful...More

1  Thank Elaine B
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Very friendly and helpful. Lots of maps and brochures. Also books and other info on the area for sell.

Thank bfcantwell
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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.
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