The coastal cities of Southern California lure flocks of visitors year-round with their sunny weather, wide sandy beaches, charming shops, and delicious food options. Santa Barbara is certainly no exception. Stearns Wharf is not only one of Santa Barbara’s most popular attractions but is also California’s oldest working wharf. This historic beachfront attraction in Southern California will keep you coming back for more.

Parking on the wharf itself is free for the first 90 minutes, or you can walk on for free. You can also board the Santa Barbara Trolley and hop off right at the wharf.

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