Area Guide to Santa Barbara, California

Whether you want a relaxing vacation with beachfront walks and romantic dinners or an active vacation filled with nature hikes and scenic bicycle rides, Santa Barbara is a destination with many things to do. Simpson House Inn is only a five-minute walk from the historic downtown district that is filled with boutiques, art galleries, wineries, cozy cafes and elegant restaurants. Call us at (805) 963-7067 to learn more about local attractions that are sure to delight you during your stay at Simpson House Inn.

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Attractions on the Water

With a beautiful oceanfront location, Santa Barbara hosts a wonderful array of watersports and waterfront activities. Whether you picnic on a quiet beach; watch the activity at Stearns Wharf; or depart Santa Barbara on a whale watching tour, you'll enjoy fresh air and scenic water views. The friendly innkeeper of Simpson House Inn will be happy to help you plan a waterfront outing.

Museums and Cultural Attractions

Santa Barbara has a rich cultural history that is evident in the galleries of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, exhibitions of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the stage of Arlington Theatre and weekly art festivals. In addition to these attractions, the Santa Barbara Zoo will delight children and adults of all ages and the extensive gardens of the Santa Barbara Botanical Gardens will provide a beautiful backdrop for quiet meditations.

Outdoor Activities

From walking or cycling the quaint neighborhoods of Santa Barbara to hiking challenging nature trails, there are plenty of ways to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in Santa Barbara. Whether you browse the shops of the historic district or visit one of the many local parks, natural beauty abounds. Call us at (805) 963-7067 to plan an outdoor picnic during your stay at Simpson House Inn.