Things to Do in Santa Barbara, California - The Mission District

Whether you are a local, in town visiting family and/or friends, or here on vacation in Santa Barbara, California, there is never a lack of activities and things to do in our wonderful seaside resort community.  Here below is the second installment in a series of articles that point out some of Santa Barbara's most prominent local attractions.  Some of these will be cultural, some dining, some active pursuits and some I am still deciding on.  This second installment will be focusing on... Santa Barbara Mission District:

The Mission District is one of the oldest residential neighborhoods in Santa Barbara and is home to the neighborhoods of The Upper East and Mission Canyon.  Many of the older homes in Santa Barbara can be found in these areas with larger lots, mature growth, numerous sandstone walls, boulders and seasonal creeks.

The Botanic Garden - Set on 78 acres and with over 5 miles of walking trails, this wonderful outing provides you with a look into our state's rare and indigenous plants.  A peaceful day exploring will also be rewarded with sweeping Channel Island views as well as numerous mountain top views. The Botanic Garden is an educational and scientific institution and fosters stewardship of the natural world through inspired learning, rigorous scholarship, and premier displays.

The Santa Barbara Mission - It would be hard to visit Santa Barbara and not go to The Mission.  Known in California as the "Queen of the Missions", it is the only one of California's 21 Missions to be continuously occupied by the Franciscans.  It still functions as a church to this day with self-guided tours daily.

Museum of Natural History - Set on eleven oak-shaded acres in the historic Mission Canyon area, The Museum of Natural History features eleven exhibit halls, focusing primarily on regional natural history, including birds, insects, mammals, marine life, paleontology, Native Americans and the Chumash Indians.  The Museum houses the largest collection of Chumash Indian artifacts outside the Smithsonian.

Further Reading:

  1. Mission Canyon Area Information
  2. The Upper East Area Information

For information on Santa Barbara Real Estate, Montecito Real Estate and/or our surrounding areas, as well as any other aspects of life in our area, please don’t hesitate to contact Kevin Schmidtchen at Berkshire Hathaway.

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