Hidden Treasures
in Santa Barbara, CA (showing 1 - 6 out of 6)

If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.

Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park

Painted Caves Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93105   Directions

(916) 653-6995


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.

Franceschi Park

1501 Franceschi Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Directions

(805) 564-5418


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.

Paradise Café

702 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Directions

(805) 962-4416


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.

Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market

232 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101   Directions

(805) 962-5354


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.

Santa Barbara Waterfront

Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 564-5531


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.

The Funk Zone

Santa Barbara, CA

(805) 963-0611


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.

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