The Santa Barbara Pier
When you see the dolphin fountain, you know you are at the pier and a lot of fun is in store for you. Boutique shops offer gifts and treats. Pick up a tee shirt or take a stroll through the museum to absorb the incredible facts and history of Santa Barbara!
If the ocean air starts to make you hungry then try a bite to eat at Moby Dick's. I love the art both inside and out, and the memorabilia rivals a small museum. The staff is friendly and informative. The owner is almost always there and he loves kids. When we visit, and the kids are good at lunch or dinner, he opens up a drawer in his mahogany dresser which is overflowing with little toys and treats that the kiddies get to take home. It’s easy to have a great experience at Moby Dick's because the moment you sit down they bring you fresh bread rolls from the oven. My boys love the clam chowder.
Your experience at the pier can also get you a glimpse of the many hungry gulls, pelicans and sea lions which lounge around and make a lot of noise. They must like the attention. Enjoy.