Santa Barbara


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Santa Barbara, California

With mild weather year-round, Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera, is the perfect place for exploring Spanish architecture on a walking tour, browsing downtown’s outdoor shops or enjoying a leisurely lunch along historic Stearns Wharf. Don’t miss visiting Mission Santa Barbara, perched on a hilltop overlooking the city. Built in 1786, “The Queen of the Missions” as it is known features a twin bell tower and beautiful murals. Also visit Santa Barbara Presidio, built by Spain in 1782. If sun, sand and awesome surfing are your thing, take your pick of gorgeous beaches just outside downtown.


  • Port Name & Location
    Santa Barbara. Ship will ANCHOR OFF SHORE at this port.
  • Time Zone
    PST (Pacific Standard Time) UTC/GMT -8 hours
  • Language
    The local language is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD)
    • Famous For
      Although the Spanish occupied Santa Barbara in the 18th century, Native Americans inhabited the era about 13,000 years ago.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Santa Barbara is known for its superb surfing, and many of the sport’s living legends, including Kelly Slater, call the city home.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Head to historic Stearns Wharf for souvenirs, fresh fare at multiple seafood shacks and a visit to the interactive, kid-friendly Sea Center.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Don’t miss exploring Mission Santa Barbara, built in 1786 and known as “Queen of the Missions.”

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