Hidden Treasures in Santa Barbara

Hidden Treasures in Santa BarbaraVenture on the road less traveled to discover Santa Barbara’s best hidden treasures. We take you on a road trip that winds from the foothills to ocean to the harbor. Go on a detour to discover everything from fresh foods, a paradise café and harbor excursions uniquely set apart from popular attractions.

Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market
Harvest farm freshness at the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market. Come rain or shine, this green space is open year round. More than 130 growers and local farmers from the Beylik Family Farms to the Yankee Farm offer row upon row of the freshest and highest quality seasonal fruits and vegetables.

Address: 232 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 962-5354
Web: www.sbfarmersmarket.org

Franceschi Park
Park it! Drive along scenic Alameda Padre Serra through the foothills east of the Mission Santa Barbara. Travel through a million-dollar neighborhood to arrive at the 18-acre park with Pacific ocean views, picnic areas and the former 19th century residence of botanist Francesco Franceshchi.

Address: 1510 Mission Ridge Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 564-5418
Web: www.santabarbara.com

Paradise Cafe
Enjoy Paradise Café. Instead of dining on Santa Barbara’s famous State Street, slip away from the crowds and dine at a café housed inside a 1915 vintage brick and stucco building. Experience cuisine served hot off an oak grill and an impressive wine list from its Paradise Bar.

Address: 702 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 - MAP
Phone: (805) 962-4416
Web: www.paradisecafe.com

Santa Barbara Harbor
Enjoy a day away from the crowds at popular Stearns Wharf when you spend a day on the Santa Barbara Waterfront . This historic waterfront is surrounded by picturesque mountains and four small scenic islands. See beautiful boats, meet local merchants and enjoy seafood dining. While there, catch a day charter or enjoy an island trip.

Address: 132 Harbor Way #A Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2363 - MAP
Phone: (805) 564-5531
Web: www.santabarbaraca.gov

Funk Zone
Trip out in The Funk Zone! This ultra-cool Santa Barbara live, work, play neighborhood sits by the sea and is one of the coolest and funkiest industrial districts. Spend the day amidst an eclectic group of wine makers, surfboard manufacturers and independent shop owners. Getting off the beaten path has never been more fun.

Web: www.funkzone.net

Ready for an uphill drive! The Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park invites visitors to venture along a narrow winding road with spectacular views of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands to explore a small sandstone cave outlined with rock art created by the native Chumash people.

Address: Painted Caves Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 - MAP
Web: www.parks.ca.gov