Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

Stearns Wharf is one of the top attraction in Santa Barbara, California. The Stearns Wharf was first open in 1872, aged more than 100 years old, named after lumberman John P. Stearns. The Wharf served the passenger and freight shipping needs of California’s South Coast for over a quarter century. Today the restored wharf is an ideal destination for shopping, dining and outdoor activities.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

There are many specialty shops at Stearns Wharf where you can get your souvenirs, candy, Ice cream and fish and chips. It is great to browse the shops, buy something or eat something.  Check out the top things to do at Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara!

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

1. Dine in Waterfront Restaurant

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

2. Birds Watching At The Pier

Seagulls here are super big, they fly near human to ask for food.  You may see them fighting with each other for food.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

2. Rent a Bike

Rent a bike to pedal along the stunning beachfront is also another great way to spend the day in Stearn Wharf.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

3. Rent a Fishing Rod

Fishing rods and baits are available at the Stearns Wharf shop.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

4.  Wooden Planked Structure

This wooden planked structure where cars that drive by make a thump, thump sound.  Cars can enter the wharf and park so it saves you a lot of walking.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

5. Picture with Moby Dick Mural

You won’t missed the big whale – Moby Dick mural at the Stearns Wharf.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

6. Palm Readings with Madame Rosinka

Want to learn about your fate?  Do it in Madame Rosinka Palm Reading cottage.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

7. Comfort Food – The Fish &  Chips

Comfort food no. 1 is the fist & chips, life could not be completed without fist and chips at the waterfront.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

8. Hidden Gem in Coastal Treasure

Go find any jewelry in Coaster Treasure, over 3000 piece of items, including hats, bags, belts and plenty of arts piece.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

9. Wine Tasting at Deep Sea Wine Tasting Room

Wine tasting here is special because of the stunning view!  It should be a great romantic night out checking out the sunset plus the wine.

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

10. Skaters Point

Bring your skate board along and skate your heart out at Skater point near Stearns Wharf.  The facilities is great with huge space of concrete park open to skaters of all ages free of charge.  I enjoyed watching the young skaters doing their lesson.

Located few mins away from Stearns Wharf.

Cabrillo Blvd & Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

Final thoughts:

Stearns Wharf is an icon for the beach city Santa Barbara, southern California and Central Coast California. I guess the best time to visit is during sunset as the view from the pier offers stunning view of the whole city of Santa Barbara including the ocean view. One thing I love is the stately palm trees which line the oceanfront and make the city so pretty!

Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA

Other nearby attractions in Santa Barbara :

Old Mission Santa Barbara

22 Replies to “Top 10 Things To Do At Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara California -USA”

  1. I’ve been to California twice and it is still not enough. It is my favourite state. I will have to check out some of your recommendations.

  2. Beautiful shots and adorable socks by the way! Would love to visit more of CA. Thanks for sharing this post!

  3. Santa Barbara is the quintessential California beach city, and you have captured it perfectly. From the pier to skaters point you have encapsulated the mood that is this coastal city: relaxed, engaging, and utterly beautiful.

  4. Amazing! I should definitely visit this place once I visit California again. The wharfs, the wood steps, the sea, the food, and even the palm trees, they’re all so perfect. It’s like one of the places I’ve always dreamed about.

  5. This looks like such a lovely place to visit in Cali. It would be a great location for a date or a family day out. I hope you had a lovely time.

  6. Such a great tips and ideas that can do in that place but what I like the most are renting a bike and fishing rod, eating comfort food and also the skaters point.

  7. I’m hoping to go next year and this would be perfect place to start!This is truly a bucket lists material.

  8. I feel super connected to you because of the harry potter socks, so cute! these photos are awesome

  9. This looks like so much fun and has a variety of things to do which I love! Never been to California yet but it’s on the list to hopefully see this year or next! Thanks for sharing, I’ll definitely be checking Santa Barbara out!

  10. Who wouldn’t want to go to a place this awesome! It’s definitely nice that you’re sharing these 10 things to do there. I’d probably have fun walking around and enjoying the view!

  11. Wow I have been wanting to go to California, this place looks beautiful and full of great sites to create memories in. Thanks for sharing your time there looks like you have a really great time 🙂

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