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Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours and Activities

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After the great earthquake of 1925 ruined much of the city, an opportunity arose to give this beloved city by the sea something that would reflect the areas culture and beauty; something that would both honor and impress its residents. Designed in Spanish-Moorish style and completed in 1929, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse is now one of the main tourist attractions on a visit to the American Riviera.

One of the most beautiful government buildings in all of the United States, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse is a working courthouse, but visitors are encouraged to explore what its grounds hold in store for them. Here you’ll find the Sunken gardens where many weddings take place, an elevator to the 85-foot “El Mirador” clock tower for a panoramic view of downtown Santa Barbara, many hand-painted rooms full of detail (including the fantastic Mural Room), the Spirit of the Ocean fountain, and many wrought-iron hand-rails and window coverings which make the courthouse what it is – spectacular.

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Mountains to Shore Biking Tour in Santa Barbara

Mountains to Shore Biking Tour in Santa Barbara

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Take a van to the top of La Cumbre Peak, hop on a bike, and embark on a mostly downhill journey to the shores of a local Santa Barbara beach. With plenty of sights to see along the way, including the Santa Barbara Mission, this roughly 20-mile (32-kilometer) tour is perfect for all skill levels. Chat with a local guide about the natural and cultural history of the area, and enjoy a provided lunch in a park.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.00
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Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Explore Santa Barbara's wine country on a private tour for just you and your group of friends or family. You'll visit four wineries for wine tastings of different varietals, plus enjoy a provided lunch. Up to 14 people can be accommodated with pickup and drop-off in Santa Barbara or surrounding towns.
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$315.00
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

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Eat delicious lunch food, drink great drinks and learn about downtown Santa Barbara on this 3.5ish-hour walking tour. Indulge your palate for a few hours with sipping, sampling, and savoring. You will enjoy food from 6+ local eateries, 1-2 wine tastings or a cocktail. Go where locals like to go. This fun, informative and local walking lunch tour is sure to pleasantly fill you up and entertain the whole family. Great for a daytime activity and awesome way to learn about other places to eat and drink on your visit! TOURS CAN EASILY BE MADE PRIVATE - please email, call or text us.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$99.00
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Private Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

Private Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

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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 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.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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All Aboard Santa Barbara’s Original & Longest Running Trolley Tour and Charter Services See the American Riviera in 90 minutes Santa Barbara sightseeing at its finest on the original, fully narrated Santa Barbara Trolley Tour. For 30 years, we've been providing trolley tours in the Santa Barbara community. Join us as we visit local hot spots such as the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Zoo, Museum of Natural History, the historic Santa Barbara Mission, and more, all fully narrated by our energetic and knowledgeable tour guides! Our pick up location is only a 5 minute walk from the train station at the Corner of Cabrillo Blvd and State St, Stearns Wharf.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Make Santa Barbara your game board with a 3-hour scavenger hunt adventure for a team of 2–5 people. Use a smart phone to follow a series of locally-themed clues that lead to fun challenges with your friends and family. Trace a 2-mile route past historic monuments, seaside neighborhoods and hidden gems to get an insider's look at the city. Rack up points to compete against prior scavenger hunt teams, or simply enjoy the self-guided tour at your own pace, with plenty of stops to eat, drink and sightsee.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
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Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Barbara

Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Barbara

For a foodie-friendly outing combining local history with California wine culture, you can enjoy the best of both with this Santa Barbara small-group tour. Start your midday adventure with convenient meet-up in the downtown area. With your guide leading the way, you can sip wine at two boutique tasting rooms, sample artisanal chocolates, and learn about the region's famed wine industry and top winemakers.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Santa Barbara Private Tour and Wine Tasting Experience from LA

Santa Barbara Private Tour and Wine Tasting Experience from LA

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Ready for a touch of luxury? Have a relaxing day in beautiful Santa Barbara! This trip starts off with a spectacular drive up the coast before arriving downtown. Marvel at the Spanish-inspired historic buildings and take in a panoramic view from the iconic Santa Barbara Courthouse before exploring the historic Old Mission. Have lunch and soak in the Old West Ambiance at the Cold Spring Tavern. Take a beautiful drive up to charming Los Olivos and try out some of the local wines such as Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc. This tour is around 9 hours and includes admission to the Old Mission self-guided tour and one free wine tasting experience (or olive oil tasting for under 21s). The planned itinerary can be personalized to include your most desired sightseeing or dining destinations. Contact us to customize this tour!
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.00
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour

Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour

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Savor the best of historic Santa Barbara on a 3.5-hour culinary walking tour through the heart of this scenic, seaside city. Meet local chefs and artisans as you explore alongside your local guide, and get an insider’s take on the vibrant gourmet scene. Sample locally-made wines, handcrafted chocolate and gourmet cheese at a series of six tasting stops that include a public market, wineries and boutiques. Learn a bit of local history as you trace the relaxed course, which blends essential landmarks with hidden gems and local favorites.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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What are Santa Barbara County Courthouse hours of operation?
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse hours of operation: Docent led tours Mon-Sat 2:00pm; and Mon-Tue and Fri at 10:30am. The Santa Barbara Courthouse is open weekdays from 8:00am - 5:00pm and Sat, Sun, and holidays 10:00am - 5:00pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Santa Barbara County Courthouse tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Santa Barbara County Courthouse can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 9 Santa Barbara County Courthouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Santa Barbara County Courthouse 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Santa Barbara County Courthouse costs USD 20.52. Guided Santa Barbara County Courthouse tours start around USD 20.52 per person. See all 9 Santa Barbara County Courthouse tickets and tours on Viator.
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