Ideas for free time – Santa Barbara

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Spend your free time strolling along the gorgeous beaches, enjoy great shopping on State Street, visit the historic mission and the stunning county courthouse, all surrounded by mountains, national parks and some incredible wine regions. There are plenty of tasting rooms along the Urban Wine Trail and in nearby wine country, the Santa Ynez Mountains. Jutting out into the ocean is Stearns Wharf, built in 1872 by John Peck Stearns and remains the oldest working wharf in California – this is also a great spot to watch the sun set over the ocean. Take a trip to the Funk Zone – a bohemian-style district where you will find art galleries, tasting rooms, artisan restaurants, craft breweries and the odd surfboard shop thrown in for good measure!

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