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Great place to learn about the history of the Missions and Santa Barbara. Very peaceful grounds. There was a funeral going on while we were there, so charged half price and told we could come back later in the day. Worked perfectly for us!! A...More
We stayed at the Simpson House which was delightful. They give you a lovely walking tour which swings you right by the mission. It has been restored but still is charming. It has lovely gardens to wander in and is bounded by a rose garden.
We stayed close by to the Mission so walked to the Mission, passing the gardens and taking photos from the front. The admission fee is well worth the money and the Mission is surprisingly large inside. All the information was informative and interesting on the...More
Do yourself a favor while in Santa Barbara and take some time to visit this historical site. The exhibits are excellent. You can also view a brief movie documenting the fascinating history while there.
The docents are very informative and really seem to enjoy giving...More
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We rented a car but from SBA airport the beach area and hotels is pretty close. We drove up in the hills and did some other site seeing. There is a touring trolley to many of the attractions, but not sure of the price... More
We rented a car but from SBA airport the beach area and hotels is pretty close. We drove up in the hills and did some other site seeing. There is a touring trolley to many of the attractions, but not sure of the price. google the SBA trolley