9:05 am - 0.1 miles / a minute - 9:07 am
2. Santa Barbara Public Library
9:12 am - 0.0 miles / - 9:13 am
3. Santa Barbara Museum Of Art
The Museum features important works by American, European and Asian artists and rotates an impressive collection of exhibits and events.
9:18 am - 0.1 miles / 2 minutes - 9:22 am
Entrance to La Arcada Plaza
Has bronze statuary and informational plaques on buildings
9:27 am - 0.2 miles / 4 minutes - 9:33 am
4. Hill-Carrillo Adobe
Has the city’s first wooden floor inside. Some Adobes may require advanced reservation to go inside.
9:38 am - 0.2 miles / 3 minutes - 9:42 am
5. El Paseo
California’s first shopping center, built in the 1920s. Enter at the corner of State and De la Guerra Streets. El Paseo houses popular restaurants, specialty shops and art galleries.
9:47 am - 0.0 miles / - 9:48 am
6. Casa de la Guerra
Continue through El Paseo to De la Guerra Street, and enter the charming courtyard of Casa De la Guerra. Casa De la Guerra was constructed between 1819-1827 by the fifth Presidio comandante, José de la Guerra, who was among Santa Barbara’s wealthiest and most influential citizens.
9:53 am - 0.1 miles / 2 minutes - 9:56 am
7. De La Guerra Plaza
This is where the first city council met in 1850. Next to it stands both City Hall and the offices of the Santa Barbara News-Press.
10:01 am - 0.0 miles / - 10:02 am
8. Oreña Adobes
Formerly owned by some of early Santa Barbara’s wealthy families. (but today feature businesses)
10:07 am - 0.1 miles / a minute - 10:09 am
9. Presidio Avenue
The oldest street in Santa Barbara! See the plaque commemorating the Guard’s House at the corner of Presidio Avenue and De la Guerra Street. Now go into the Presidio Gardens on the site of the Presidio parade grounds.
10:14 am - 0.0 miles / - 10:15 am
Santiago de la Guerra Adobe
One of the city's oldest structures, next door is Lugo Adobe.
10:20 am - 0.0 miles / - 10:21 am
10. Lugo Adobe
Lugo Adobe is nestled in a picturesque courtyard.
10:26 am - 0.1 miles / a minute - 10:28 am
11. Santa Barbara Historical Museum
Check hours first and enter through the museum front door. The museum holds documents, furniture, decorative and fine arts from all periods of the area’s history, plus rotating exhibits and artwork. Open daily except holidays.
10:33 am - 0.0 miles / - 10:34 am
12. Casa Covarrubias
10:39 am - 0.0 miles / - 10:40 am
10:45 am - 0.1 miles / 2 minutes - 10:48 am
13. Rochin Adobe
Built with some of the bricks salvaged from the Presidio walls.
10:53 am - 0.1 miles / a minute - 10:55 am
14. El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
Turn left on Canon Perdido Street and take note of the reconstructed Presidio Chapel and Cañeda Adobe, named after the Presidio soldier to whom it was deeded when the Presidio became inactive. Presidio was the last military outpost built by Spain in the New World, dedicated in 1782. You can visit authentically restored quarters, living history exhibits and take a docent guided tour. Open daily except major holidays. Free.
11:00 am - 0.0 miles / - 11:01 am
15. El Cuartel
The family residence of the soldier assigned to guard the western Presidio gate.
11:06 am - 0.0 miles / - 11:07 am
16. Main Post Office
The post office is a prominent example of Mission Revival-influenced Art Deco design
11:12 am - 0.1 miles / a minute - 11:14 am
17. Lobero Theatre
One of California’s oldest theaters
11:19 am - 0.2 miles / 4 minutes - 11:24 am
1. Santa Barbara County Courthouse