Santa Barbara > Activities> Day Trips

Hearst Castle - The incredible vacation home of newspaper giant William Randolph Hearst is a phenomenal trek through the life and vision of one of America's 20th century icons.  It defines the word Grandeur. 
Aquarium of the Pacific - This wonderful aquarium specializes in the Pacific ocean and features enormous tanks, interactive exhibits, sea lion shows and well designed exhibits depicting the major regions of the Pacific Ocean.
Disneyland - A California classic that is just two hours away.
Knott's Berry Farm - Another California classic, this theme park is a huge hit with kids of all ages.
Reagan Library - Take a tour of the Reagan Library in nearby Simi Valley. Includes dozens of photos, web movies and highlights of things to see and do.
Six Flags Magic Mountain - Boasting the largest number of roller coasters anywhere, this park is a screamers dream.
  Universal Studios - Between the theme park and their new City Walk, there is plenty here to entertain just about everybody.
See also: self-guided tours of Santa Barbara's Wine Country.