From land to sea, Santa Barbara is a small town packed with a lot to do, but don’t be in a hurry. You’re on vacation so slip on your flip flops and embrace the laid-back beach vibes. Immerse yourself in local history, take in a concert or art show, rent a kayak at the harbor, visit a nearby town or vineyard, or picnic in one of the many beautiful parks. Below is a summary of the area’s attractions to spark some ideas. If you’re already tired from reading about everything there is to do, skip the rest and head straight to the “Beaches” category where you can plan a nap next to the Pacific Ocean, preferably with a chilled mojito.