Welcome to “50 Great Public Lands Destinations – Santa Barbara and Beyond.”
Whether you are a student, a newcomer, a visitor, or a long-time resident, this website is designed to introduce you to many wonderful places to visit and enjoy in the remarkable city, county, state and national public lands in and around Santa Barbara. With an emphasis on public lands close-by, on this website you will also find numerous special areas to explore within 300 miles of UCSB.
Please Note: During the pandemic, before making final plans, definitely check the official Public Land Website (a link is included on each Destination Page) to make sure your destination is open. Also, some activities may be limited.
Hope to see you outdoors soon!