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California beach towns love their wharfs. Stearns wharf is a great destination for a walk and perhaps a touristy meal. It's a good family experience and worth an hour or two during your Santa Barbara visit. Parking is limited, so consider other options for getting...More
We walked to the pier when we arrived for a day visit to Santa Barbara. No doubt it is historic and you read some of that history on the plaques along the walkway. But unless you want to purchase inexpensive souvenirs, fish off the end...More
My family visited the Wharf the last night of our trip. There are shops for clothing, souvenirs, food and ice cream. There is also the beautiful view of the ocean. This is a good way to round up your trip and grab any collectibles to...More
The five of us strolled across its worn, wooden planks during the day and visited the Sea Center and experienced "hands-on" marine life. There are also four seafood restaurants. The views of Santa Barbara are awesome. Our evening stroll was a beautiful moonlit ocean experience....More
A big fat wooden pier with lots of gifts shops, restaurants and even a palm reader. Its rare that you can actually drive your car along the pier to the end and park it there too. The very last restaurant, the shellfish company, serves great...More
Stearn's Wharf (actually a pier) is historic in Santa Barbara and worth a stroll. Go to the end and watch people fishing or watch the sunset. As in most touristy places, there are souvenir shops and restaurants. I would avoid them and shop and dine...More
I love visiting the Wharf. Whether to visit the amazing retail stores, the ice cream store, the fabulous restaurants or the Ty Warner Sea Center (where they have amazing and educational touch tanks - even sharks!) - it’s always fun, relaxing and entertaining. You can...More
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I have seen pets on the pier, but there's no place for them to do their business so you'll want to see to that first! I'm not positive the souvenir shops would allow them, but there are outdoor cafes where they could join... More
I have seen pets on the pier, but there's no place for them to do their business so you'll want to see to that first! I'm not positive the souvenir shops would allow them, but there are outdoor cafes where they could join you.