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Get up close to animals from all around the world at the Santa Barbara Zoo. Hand-feed giraffes, see the endangered Asian elephant, and observe lifelike dinosaur puppets. A fun experience for families, couples, and solo travelers alike, it’s also a great opportunity to learn about wildlife conservation. Your admission also includes access to the Zoo Train, rock wall, and other fun activities.
Explore the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara on a self-guided or docent-led tour. Travel back to 1786, when the Spanish had begun colonizing California and Santa Barbara’s mission—along with 21 others— was founded by Franciscans. Admire the church’s architecture and gardens featuring 18th-century plants, visit an 11-room museum to view colonial-era art and Native American artifacts, crafts, and tools, and stop by its historic cemetery and mausoleum.