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We could write all day about the many attractions of the Santa Barbara and Goleta area, but we have found that our visitors appreciate this simple map.  FOr other helpful Santa Barbara Maps click HERE

Map: Santa Barbara & Goleta Area Attractions

About santa barbara

Located between the Pacific ocean and Sante Ynez mountains, Santa Barbara is considered to have one of the top five climates in the world! You can always access the amazing restaurants and shopping in downtown. The South Coast Inn is unique however, because of its central location and easy access to points of interest such as UCSB, the Chumash Casino, Elwood Butterfly preserve, Santa Barbara Orchid estate, El Capitan State Beach, and Santa Ynez Wine Country.


Recreation of many different types is available in Santa Barbara County. Bring your appetite and walking shoes because Santa Barbara is famous for its array of restaurant and upscale shopping, in addition to Museums and Cultural Events; and don't miss the great night life in downtown Santa Barbara and along the beach. You will also find Fishing, Scuba Diving, Sailing, Para-Sailing, Gliding, Boating, Surfing, Biking, Mountain Biking, Hiking to waterfalls, Numerous golf courses, and a world-famous wine region.


  • Goleta Beach County Park
  • Tucker's Grove Park
  • Stow Park
  • Ellwood Butterfly Reserve
  • El Capitan State Beach
  • Refugio State Beach

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Wine country
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What to do?

Santa Barbara, Goleta and the surrounding areas have a plethora of things to do. Click the links to the right to visit some more listings of local attractions on other local web sites.


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