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Santa Barbara Visitor Center

1 Garden St, Corner of Garden and Cabrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
+1 805-965-3021
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All our questions were answered in this center. As pedestrians, it's important to find your way... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
simivalley1699
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Washington, the State
Nice

Bought tickets for the trolley tour and they were so nice and answered a few questions about Santa... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Bridgetpianos
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new jersey
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Quietly nestled between the ocean & the mountains, Santa Barbara represents the essence California -- the art & culture of the big city & the heart & hospitality of a small, coastal town. Between the shopping on State Street, some of the best restaurants in the country & the best that the hotel industry has to offer, Santa Barbara is truly a magnificent place to live or visit! Please come and visit us! We have free Visitors Maps with DISCOUNT COUPONS.
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1 Garden St, Corner of Garden and Cabrillo, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1836
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+1 805-965-3021
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Reviewed 4 days ago

All our questions were answered in this center. As pedestrians, it's important to find your way around and to get help with local attractions.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Bought tickets for the trolley tour and they were so nice and answered a few questions about Santa Barbara. They have a really great little gift shop with many interesting books to purchase

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a hard time finding to begin with, but it has a lot of history, must see if your in town and I'd park across the street as this place has one enterence. At least that's all we found.

Thank JerrysGuzzi
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

This is a teeny tiny room. The staff was friendly. We were parked in the adjacent parking lot so went by it many times. There were always bikes parked in the doorway or people standing in the doorway with dogs and even with polite "excuse...More

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Ken O, President/CEO at Santa Barbara Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi fungramma51. Thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. We have been working with the police department over the last month, and are pleased to say that much of the problem you have described has been addressed. We continue to do all we...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

In a tiny stone building at the corner of Cabrillo Blvd. and Garden St., just opposite the beach, the SB Visitor Center is a fountain of information for all things Santa Barbara. This is the place to go to get city maps, recommendations for things...More

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

We stopped here one afternoon to try to find out what to do on an overcast day. They really had no good suggestions and hadn't gone to many of the local attractions. We went back to the room to look at Trip Advisor ;-)

Thank TravellingBee338
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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We visited on Memorial Day and the women working at the visitors center were so helpful with their suggestions and ideas. Their tips definitely made our trip more enjoyable. We took the trolly tour around town and it was worth the $22 and the 1...More

1  Thank Bonnie V
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

We were only going to be here for a short while, so we stopped here to get some quick information about the area. It was suggested we take a two hour trolley tour. I am very glad we did.. Our guide was very informative and...More

1  Thank djdudley
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We walked to East Beach and on the way back called into the Visitor Centre. We got a ton of advice and ideas from Tarja. What impressed me most is she listened to what we were interested in and then gave the relevant recommendations. A...More

2  Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This small but friendly visitor centre is located near the ocean and a couple of blocks from State Street, which is “the” street in Santa Barbara. We stopped in for a city tourist map, some advice, and to buy tickets for the hop on hop...More

1  Thank dougnorm
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elayne s
13 March 2018|
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Response from junee_ferris | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately i don't know where the Ship Cruise port is, but I am not aware of another Visitors Centre in Santa Barbara. I would advise you to contact the Visitors Centre direct.
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