How to Get to Santa Barbara
Cruise ship shuttles dock right astride Cabrillo Blvd., right in the middle of the action. It’s an easy walk to the bottom of State Street where all business in Santa Barbara emanates from. Walk East (Yes, East – Santa Barbara is actually a south-facing port) one block past State Street to Anacapa where the “funk zone and wine-tasting adventures begin,” or consider renting a bike and exploring at your leisure.
One Day in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is small enough to get a good sampling of what it has to offer in a day. Spend the morning walking up and down State Street in order to satisfy your window-shopping urge, then head over to the Santa Barbara Courthouse to see this beautiful structure in action. Climb the stairs to the top to get a unique perspective on your host city. Then take the $0.25 electric shuttle back down State Street to Stearn’s Wharf, where you can eat some locally caught seafood. Have a glass of wine on the deck, or rent bikes and visit the nearby bird-refuge – it abuts the highly celebrated Santa Barbara Zoo, which is small but beautiful.