Recent Searches
Clear
Old Mission Santa Barbara
Old Mission Santa Barbara

Old Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93105

The Basics

Built in a commanding position on a hill overlooking the valley area, the Spanish mission is a long-standing Santa Barbara favorite, known for its rolling lawns and impressive rose garden, both open to the public year-round. Learn about brutal early colonization efforts on a tour, wander the well-kept grounds, and see the beautiful church nave. Depending on the day, it's possible to catch a performance by the longest-running choral singing group in California.

Show all
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
$95.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great tour of the city and viewpoints
We enjoyed our trip a lot! It was a nice way to see the city and some lesser known viewpoints. It wasn't so much of a historical tour but still interesting as our guide shared some points of interest. He was very attentive and took some nice photos for us. He also gave us good restaurant recommendations and was very friendly.
Heidi_P, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Santa Barbara

star-5
Must do activity!! Ally was an amazing guide! Our favorite part of our time in SB!
amy_s, Dec 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Great experience!! Fun for every member of the family ! Ally was knowledgeable and she personalized our ride!
star-5
Santa Barbara Ebike fun
Michael_M, Dec 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Mike, out tour guide was so wonderful! He was professional, well informed and overall a very personable guide.
star-5
E-bike gang
AndyUrban, Nov 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Davis did a great job keeping us moving on our e-bike tour. The master if puns. We had a great day and saw a nice chunk of SB and learned some history along the way.
star-4
Good Time
Sandra_M, Sep 2021
3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Yosemite
Had a great time our tour guide Jacob was very knowledgeable. The hotel accommodations were very good. The weather was not on our side when we stopped in Twin Peaks, but otherwise it was a good time.
star-5
Loved seeing all the hi...
Cindy_L, Oct 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Loved seeing all the hi lights of Santa Barbara!! We only had an afternoon so this was perfect!! Davis was a great guide!
star-5
Good vibes!
Kerri_S, Oct 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Davis, our tour guide was amazing. We had the best time. Bikes were maintained nicely and we had a smooth ride. The tour was a great balance of beach and views and learning some history about SB.
star-5
Great time for all!
Holli_R, Sep 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
We had such a great experience! Our guide, Davis, was fun and informative. He gave us lots of great tips about the city. The views were great, and the bicycles were so fun to use and easy to ride. Highly recommend!
star-5
SAnta Barbara Private Tour
Barbara_P, Nov 2019
Santa Barbara Private Tour and Wine Tasting Experience from LA
We couldn't be happier with the venue on our tour and the service provided by Glenn. He was very accommodating and informative.
star-5
A Great Three Day Tour of California
PETE_K, Mar 2019
3-Day California Coast Tour: Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Yosemite
We visited areas and locations from LA to and including SF. A well organized, pleasant and informative itinerary. . The weather was just right. It was sunny and not cold at all. Very nice indeed. Our tour guide (Dorit), a very knowledgeable and always courteous individual, did outstanding work throughout. Both, Dorit and Leo (our driver) were fantastic
star-5
Fantastic day
Mike_H, Sep 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Great tour with our Guide Davis! Shared with us his local knowledge and experiences throughout the day. Best way to see Santa Barbara. Highly recommended.
star-5
Don’t miss this great bike tour!
Dennis_L, Sep 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
Dale was a great guide! We loved the off road portion of the trip and the scenery was gorgeous. This was our second tour with this company and they never disappoint!
star-5
Great way to see Santa Barbara
JPCurtis, Sep 2021
Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour
The tour leaders were wonderful. They took into account all levels of riders. They have electric bikes to match to the experience of the rider. All the stops were great for taking photos. This is a fun tour and highly recommended.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Mission Santa Barbara is a must-visit for travelers interested in history and architecture.

  • The Old Mission's extensive gift store, Serra Shop, sells all sorts of books, jewelry, and religious paraphernalia.

  • Most of the Old Mission is accessible by wheelchair, and ADA restrooms are available.

Show all

How to Get There

The Old Mission is situated north of downtown Santa Barbara, about a 5- to 10-minute drive into town or 15 minutes by car to the Santa Barbara Airport. The nearest bus stop is at the corner of State and Pueblo streets, about a 15-minute walk away. It’s easiest to visit the mission by car or as part of a guided tour that includes transportation.

Show all

Trip ideas


When to Get There

Mission Santa Barbara is open daily from 9am to 5pm, with the last entry at 4:15pm. Hour-long docent-led tours are held weekdays at 11am, Saturdays at 10:30am, and Sundays at 12:30pm. Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Show all

The Mission Museum

One of the most interesting parts of the Old Mission is its on-site museum, full of art and artifacts. Highlights include a re-creation of an old-fashioned kitchen, a priest’s room (complete with an antique chess set), trade rooms featuring traditional weaving and blacksmithing tools, and the Chumash Room, dedicated to Native American artifacts.

Show all