Harbor and Seafood Festival

During your stay at Hotel Milo, explore the dense and dynamic downtown Santa Barbara area. Head downtown with the family to find a wide range of fun things to do and places to go. If you’re looking to spend a full day hanging out, or just want to spend some time shopping, eating and enjoying local culture, then you can find everything you need and want by taking some time to explore downtown Santa Barbara.


Once you’ve made it to downtown Santa Barbara, be sure to peruse some of the city’s most beloved retail locations. The variety of shopping in the neighborhood is sure to please all sorts of shoppers. Check out Diani Boutique and other small locations for an intimate and specialized experience, or stop by Anthropologie and other franchise outlets. From clothes to accessories to books to art, there’s plenty to purchase and pick up in downtown Santa Barbara.


Downtown Santa Barbara is stocked with great restaurants serving delicious food. For those who arrive early in the day, check out Handlebar Coffee Roasters for a rich cup of fresh roasted coffee. Stepping onto the food side of things, there’s plenty to choose from. Have a taste of Santa Barbara’s excellent Mexican cuisine with Mony’s Mexican Food and Carlitos Cafe Y Cantina. Downtown offers a variety of other restaurants, including The Santa Barbara FisHouse and Jamie Slone Wines. Considering all there is to enjoy, you can be sure to find something tasty for everybody in the family.


From water taxi rides in Stearns Wharf to catching a flick at Paseo Nuevo Cinemas, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in downtown Santa Barbara. Take in the beautiful weather and eclectic surroundings by walking around town and hopping into all of the art galleries and wine houses. Regardless of the path you choose, one thing will remain certain, you will have a good time by heading down there and exploring the city.