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Visiting Mission Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara
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The 'Queens of the Missions' welcomes you with an open heart. Come and explore the peaceful surroundings and the panoramic view from the Mission Santa Barbara.

Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara

The Mission has continued its chief historic and enduring cultural landmarks for more than two hundred years in the city of Santa Barbara. With the community of Franciscan friars, it houses a magnificent church with colossal and vibrant parish, a landscaped garden of twelve acres, a museum, gift store, mausoleum and a cemetery. Wearing the crown of 'Queen of the Missions', it bears witness to the missionary spirits of France through servicing the almighty God and his people. As you explore the grounds of the Mission Santa Barbara, you watch history come to life. It highlights the marvel architectural structure of the seventeenth century along with the manifests, tools, art and creations of the era's living quarter and kitchen of the Mission.

Mission Rose Garden

Mission Rose Garden

As the name suggests, the rose garden is known for its wealth of blossoms. Adjacent to the Mission Santa Barbara, the Mission Rose Garden features a bed of more than fifteen hundred beautiful rose plants with the best variety of ancient roses. Covering the colossal land of ten acres; it consists of a large verdant area along with hiking trails, an enchanting pond, serene fountain, native oak trees, multiple sycamore and a historic olive grove devoted to veterans of World War I. The stunning enclosures of the garden provide an amazing site suitable for romantic wedding ceremonies. It remains open throughout the day. Visit this garden during the sunrise or half an hour later the sun sets.

Historical Museum

Historical Museum

Situated in the heart of the city, Santa Barbara Historical Museum highlights the photographs, textile, and furniture along with cultural relics and artefacts of Spain, Chum, Yank, Mexico, and China. Erected in the year 1965, it conserves, protects, preserves and then sets the exhibitions on display. You can explore the museum from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on all the days except for Monday.

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Free Drop-in tours with enchanting glimpses. Santa Barbara County Courthouse features four buildings in its area of fourteen thousand square meters. It organises multiple events which attract gaggles of people to come visit. The exquisite collection of hundreds of specimen trees and palm trees from more than twenty-five countries levitates the charm of the Sunken Garden of the courthouse. It offers entrance to its visitors from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Click on the link of our website and get your tickets booked at the earliest with exciting deals. However, you can also buy the tickets from the counter available at the entrance of the Mission Santa Barbara. Prefer to pre-book your tickets as it will save your time and money.

How To Get Around?

Mission Santa Barbara is a vast area but it does not permit any vehicle inside its premises. Once you reach the entrance of the attraction, you'll have to go forward with the journey on foot.

What Should I Wear?

The sun warms up as the grey skies begin to fade away. Wear denim or skirts and pair it with a layered top. Casual Dresses are a norm in Santa Barbara. Pack the outfits that are trendy. You can prefer neutral colour which go well with the bottoms, accessories, and footwear. Moreover, wear classic flat shoes which offer a leisure tour while walking in the vast area of Mission Santa Barbara. Also, pack warm outfits in case the weather at night gets cool.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

March to May and September to November are the best months for planning your trip as these months feature a mild temperature with pleasant surroundings and cool breeze. Mission Santa Barbara remains open throughout the year from 9:00 am to 4:15 pm.

Currency

United States Dollars.

Will I Need a Guide?

No, you will not need a guide as this website holds all the information related to the tour.

How To Get There?

Book your tickets and fly to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. You can also take the bus from Greyhound Station. Located ten miles away from the airport, it takes less than fifteen minutes to reach Mission Santa Barbara. Amtrak welcomes several trains from domestic cities. Moreover, getting around in Santa Barbara is quite easy. Pick any of the public transits which suits your budget. Mission Santa Barbara is at a distance of only 2.5 miles from the bus station. Hire self-driven vehicles for a leisure tour. Furthermore, it is best to explore nearby attractions on foot.

Additional Info

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city to visit. Carry a water bottle with you throughout the excursion. Maintain silence in the chapel. Behave decently at the excursion spot. Moreover, it is advised that you download the official app of the Santa Barbara Tourism in your cell phone from Google Play Store or Apple App Store. It will help you out if you are stuck anywhere. Carry sanitiser, tissues, and personal care products with you. Beware of pickpockets and take care of your valuables and belongings. Empty your pockets and put your cash and cell phone inside a bag. Try to carry credit and debit cards instead of money. Do not stock all the money in one place. To prevent losing your most valuables, keep them in a safe deposit box at your hotel or apartment. Avoid visiting the place during school holidays and festive time.

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