Santa Barbara Landmarks and Monuments

(Santa Barbara, California - CA, USA)

Santa Barbara boasts stunning natural landmarks and landscapes, combined with a rich and varied history. Central Santa Barbara features many striking man-made landmarks, including towering buildings, historical memorials and important monuments.

Whether visitors to Santa Barbara want to explore scenic islands, wander through a Spanish mission, mingle with Hollywood celebrities or take in a theater show, the city hosts an abundance of entertaining and educational monuments.

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Address: 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101-2099, USA
Tel: +1 805 962 6464
The County Courthouse is one of the most celebrated landmarks of Santa Barbara, with striking Spanish Colonial style architecture. Other highlights include beautifully landscaped sunken gardens and an 85-foot / 26-meter high clock tower, affording sweeping views of the city. Complimentary tours are available.
Open hours: Monday to Friday - 8:00 to 16:45, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 16:45
Admission: free, charge may apply for concerts and shows

Channel Islands

Address: Channel Islands National Park, Ventura, California CA, 93001, USA
Tel: +1 805 658 5730
The Channel Islands extending off the southern California coastline from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles are a striking natural landmark, featuring nearly 2,000 plant and animal species. The National Park features five of the eight islands in the chain and visitors can hike, dive and glimpse the endangered blue whale that migrates through the nearby waters.
Open hours: daily - 8:30 to 17:00
Admission: free

Lobero Theater

Address: 33 East Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93101, USA
Tel: +1 805 963 0761 (box office)
The original Lobero Theater, built in 1873 by José Lobero, was the region's first genuine theatre. The current theater was rebuilt in the same location in 1924 and continues to provide cultural and performing arts events for the surrounding community. Santa Barbara's Lobero Theater is known for its range of productions, including modern dance, ballet, opera, lecture series and symphony, jazz and contemporary music concerts.
Open hours: daily, hours vary according to performance
Admission: charge

Montecito Inn

Address: 1295 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara, California CA, 93108
Tel: +1 800 843 2017
Built in 1928 by Charlie Chaplin, Santa Barbara's Montecito Inn has always been a picturesque getaway for Hollywood celebrities. Originally designed as a remote paradise to house close friends of the famous actor, the Inn recalls Hollywood's golden era with the architecture and design reflecting the tastes of the day.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free