Santa Barbara’s Visitor Centers are your go-to resource to maximize your time here. The knowledgeable staff is available to answer questions, provide area maps and directions, and give you up-to-date information regarding hours of operation for Santa Barbara’s activities. From attractions to museums, bike rentals, current events, guided tours, and dining options, the Santa Barbara Visitor Center is the place to find the information you’re looking for.
Additionally, it’s an excellent source for information on Amtrak schedules, the MTD bus schedule, and weather forecasts. Looking for a place to stay? Visitor Center staff are happy to help with hotel availability and pricing options that fit your needs and budget. This is also an excellent place to book a wine tour, sunset cruise, whale-watching excursion, trip to the Channel Islands, or other SB activity.
Pick up a free copy of the Santa Barbara Visitors Magazine — which is chock full of information and insight — and includes free maps, brochures, and guides to make the most of your visit. You’re sure to leave the Visitor Center with plenty of travel insight from Santa Barbara’s travel ambassadors.
State Street Visitors Center
120 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Open Daily, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone Number: (805) 869-2632
Tip: Be sure to visit the carefully curated “Mercantile,” which is overflowing with Santa Barbara branded products from local companies. Please be prepared to keep a safe social distance and only touch merchandise with the intention of purchasing.
Garden Street Visitors Center
1 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone Number: (805) 965-3021 or (805) 568-1811
Outdoors Santa Barbara Visitors Center
113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Open Daily, 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone Number: (805) 456-8752