The mission of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art is to integrate art into the lives of people.
We believe in the power of art to ignite imagination, stimulate thought, and generate personally rewarding experiences.
Located on Stearns Wharf at the end of State Street, the Ty Warner Sea Center is owned and operated by the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and offers numerous marine exhibits and aquaria and a window on the Santa Barbara Channel.
The garden at Lotusland is home to more than 3,000 plants and offers a walking tour, providing a glimpse of subtropical and tropical plants from around the world. As part of our partnership with Lotusland, the Simpson House is delighted to be able offer our guests exclusive access to Lotusland reservations. Call us at (800) 676-1280 for details and we’ll be happy to set up a reservation and tour during your visit.
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices.
The Garden is a place of beauty and serenity, of education, research and conservation, of history and stewardship. We welcome you to visit and enjoy our exquisite exhibits of California native plants set in beautifully designed landscapes.
Fresh, local ingredients, prepared with care. Excellent wines that reflect the quality and character of our region and work in concert with the cuisine. Warm, inviting ambience with engaging service at a relaxed, leisurely pace.
Cielito Restaurant is located within the historic La Arcada complex and has been a longtime favorite gathering place for dining and relaxation around the famous turtle fountain. With Chef Ramon Velazquez, Cielito introduces Santa Barbara to authentic regional Mexican cuisine and South American flavors at their finest. Emphasizing fresh seafood and seasonal offerings, Cielito is the latest culinary venture by Gordon Hardey, from the renowned local family-owned restaurants Jeannine’s, and business partner and longtime Santa Barbara resident, Karen Phillips, They were inspired to open a restaurant that celebrates the richness and diversity of Mexican cuisine. Together with Velazquez, they bring their passion for extraordinary food to life, writing a new story for Mexican food in Santa Barbara.
Our restaurant is small, comfortable and personal. Adorning the soft green walls of Downey's dining room you will find beautiful plein-aire paintings of local scenes by Liz Downey. If you would like to enjoy a true Santa Barbara Dining Experience where you will not be rushed, but cared-for, we invite you to visit Downey's for dinner. To paraphrase more than one satisfied guest, you just may have "the very best meal of your life."
Louie's is that "hidden jewel" located in a picturesque, amiable neighborhood, in Santa Barbara, tucked away on the ground floor of the historic Upham Hotel, and walking distance from hip State Street and the theater district that calls it home...a favorite among locals and tourists alike and has become one of the true destination dining spots in Santa Barbara.
At opal restaurant and bar, the entire dining room staff is available to take care of each table. The goal is to not only to give you exceptional service, but also to serve you in a manner that is warm and engaging, and properly nuanced to your mood and situation. To that end, we hire people with a heart who genuinely care about giving you the best possible experience.
Olio e Limone is a place where each guest is a “V.I.P.”, where European hospitality and reverence for quality food and convivial dining reign supreme. The menu features dishes from all over Italy, but you’ll also be treated to some touches of Sicily. Be sure to try one of their fabulous quail dishes.