Mission Santa Barbara Tours

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One of the most famous Catholic monuments in the city, Mission Santa Barbara has come to represent all that is historic and cultural in the area as one of the longest continuously operating missions in California. Visitors who venture to this 1786 Catholic outpost will find beautiful construction of stunning stonework, impressive columns and two sky-high domed towers, as well as plenty of local history.

Built in a commanding position on a hill overlooking the valley area, the Spanish mission is a long-standing Santa Barbara favorite known for its rolling lawns and impressive rose garden, both open to the public year-round. Travelers can learn about early colonization efforts on a tour, wander the well-kept grounds and examine see the beautiful church nave. Depending on the day, it's possible to catch a performance by the longest-running choral singing group in California.

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Mission Santa Barbara is located at 2201 Laguna Street in Santa Barbara. Parking is readily available and free, though bus No. 22 stops right around the corner. Mission Santa Barbara is open daily from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Self-guided tours cost $5, while guided options are available for an additional fee.
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Address: 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
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Hours: Daily 9:30am–4:30pm
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Admission: Self-Guided $5, docent-guided $8
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General Admission to Old Mission Santa Barbara

There’s no better way to experience the history and grandeur of Mission Santa Barbara than with a self-guided or docent-led tour. You will view magnificent architecture, lush gardens, the beautiful historic Church, and a recently renovated 11-room Museum, showcasing artifacts, paintings, and a selection of exhibits that help tell the Mission story in relation to California history. After your tour, be sure to visit the Serra Shop, Santa Barbara’s best kept secret for souvenirs, jewelry, accessories, religious gifts, Mission label wine and locally sourced olive oil, handcrafted home décor, and more!  You can even bring a picnic lunch and relax in our picnic area or in the beautiful Mission Rose Garden while taking in breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean.
  • Duration: 1 to 3 hours
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Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

Explore Santa Barbara by electric bike, covering plenty of ground on a morning or afternoon excursion. Ride your easy-to-use beach cruiser to key landmarks such as State Street and the Santa Barbara Mission as your knowledgeable guide shares the city’s history during this 2.5-hour Santa Barbara bike tour. Have your camera ready as you glide along the renowned Pacific coastline. Numbers are limited to five people, ensuring personalized attention and a small-group experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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