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, be sure to check the provided Official Public Land Website to make sure your destination is open. Also, some activities may be limited.

Hope to see you outdoors soon!

Browse All Destinations

View an alphabetical list
of all destinations
Thank you! Your submission was successfully sent :-)×
Opps! Some went wrong... Your submission did not go through :-(×

Search by Distance

Distance from UCSB

Choose a Map Location

Search by Activity

Step 1. Check the box next to the activities that interest you.
Step 2. Click the "Search" button to see the results.

© Great Public Land Destinations. All Rights Reserved.

Terms of Use