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Visiting Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara
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Transport yourself into whole another world with tempting sights and iconic landmarks at Santa Barbara's most fascinating tourist spot, Stearns Wharf. Embrace the perfect spot of stunning views, salty breezes, and soak up the sun at one of the most visited attractions of the city. one of the most treasured places of the city, the Stearns Wharf offers amazing souvenir shops, restaurants, unique clothing stores, boat rides, cruises, and much more. Cool off your summer desires at Stearns Wharf with the handmade scoops of ice creams, freshly served seafood, and the most adored celebration cruises. From sunrise to sunset, the site will keep you amazed with its astonishing beauty and numerous spots to clock the best of photographs. Make your vacation count at the Stearns Wharf with your family and friends and embrace the beauty of Santa Barbara's most popular pier.

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A day at the Stearns Wharf

A day at the Stearns Wharf

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Centre at the Stearns Wharf

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Centre at the Stearns Wharf

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Centre at the Stearns Wharf pier focuses on the conservation and history of the marine life. The museum is also known by the name Ty Warner Sea Centre. The major exhibits of the museum feature an interactive pool, the Living Beach, a bio lab which depicts the marine creatures' biological life cycle including that of the sharks, the Wet Deck which exhibits oceanography and inhibits a moon pool which allows the visitors to access the external seawater along with a theatre which indulges the guests with videos about the Santa Barbara Channel and an interactive science lab, and last but not the least, the Mammal Mezzanine which houses species of 36 variants of the marine mammals along with an exhibition of the language of the marine mammals.

The Restaurants at Stearns Wharf

The Restaurants at Stearns Wharf

The Restaurants at Stearns Wharf includes a lot number of options for the visitors to indulge in delightful cuisines which offer the best of the local food along with continental food which is liked by a major number of tourists. The Char West restaurant features yummies char burgers, fish and chips, cheeseburgers. The Harbour Restaurant offers dynamic views of the sea and beautiful scenic delights along with serving a great range of food in a perfect ambience for excellent dining. The Longboard's Beach Bar and Grill offers the views of the ocean along with casual dining including numerous cocktails, drinks, mocktails, etc, the restaurant is particularly famous for its barbecued food and grilled fish. The Moby Dick restaurant is an excellent venue for breakfast and offers a wide variety of pancakes, cupcakes, omelettes, coffee, tea, juices, salads, sandwiches, waffles, and much more to make your breakfast a treat.

The Speciality Shops at the Stearns Wharf

The Speciality Shops at the Stearns Wharf

The Speciality Shops at the Stearns Wharf offers the visitors a combination of various activities to indulge which are amazingly fun and thrilling. The Deep-Sea Wine Tasting Room offers the guest to taste innumerable wines from different regions of the world including the 5 most famous Deep-Sea Wines. The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea is a great place for the kids to wander around as it offers gifts and toys which are bound to make your kids happy. The Mother Stearns Candy Company is a candy store which offers a number of varieties of different candies ranging from gummy bears to old school hard candies. The Natures Own Gallery is an amazing shop which offers a wonderful collection of fine jewelry, interior design items, candles, and shells. The Old Wharf Trading Company is the biggest general merchandise shop at the site. The Great Pacific Ice Cream Company is an ice cream parlor which sells almost 32 flavors of sherbets and ice creams which are handmade locally.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Stearns Wharf tickets can be booked online through this website.

How To Get Around?

The Stearns Wharf pier can be accessed on boats, cruises, bicycles, and foot.

What Should I Wear?

Wear a long flowing gown in blue, green or yellow to match the time of the pier. Carry a hat and a pair of sunglasses. Wear rings and funky jewelry with colorful beads. Wear flats with straps or colorful slippers.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The Stearns Wharf pier is open on all days at all times of the day. The various attractions may have different timings.

Currency

United States Dollars.

Will I Need a Guide?

No. This website is the best guide for your tour to Stearns Wharf.

How To Get There?

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city to visit. Book the tickets and fly to Santa Barbara Municipal Airport. You can also take the bus from Greyhound Station. Amtrak welcomes several trains from its domestic cities. Moreover, getting around in Santa Barbara is quite easy. Pick any of the public transit which suits to your budget. Furthermore, explore on foot is best to opt for nearby attractions.

Additional Info

Do not touch the exhibits of the museums and do not use the cameras if not allowed in the museum. Pre-book your tickets for the attractions. Make sure you carry your travel documents at all palaces with you. Carry a water bottle.

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