Santa Barbara isn’t just a place families visit; it’s a place they always remember. Safe, expansive beaches offer the perfect place to make a splash with a surfboard, boogie board, stand up paddle board or simple bare feet in the sand. The Santa Barbara Harbor features a variety of family-friendly activity—take a sunny water taxi ride, wander along Stearns Wharf where you’ll find shops, restaurants and can spot sea life. Choose from a museum visit or guided tour for an educational aspect to your vacation. And don’t miss the Santa Barbara Zoo, featuring over 500 animals, engaging open-air exhibits and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean.