While visiting it is imperative to make a stop at Santa Barbara Mission, also known as “Queen of the Missions”. At Old Mission Santa Barbara visitors can explore the museum, mausoleum, retreat center and church all in one trip. Built in 1786, the Santa Barbara Mission is one historic Santa Barbara attraction that shouldn’t be left unvisited. It is a parish church of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the only mission that still remains under the leadership of Franciscan Friars. The Mission of Santa Barbara can be found 5.4 miles away from our Holiday Inn hotel.
Santa Barbara Mission
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Hours of Operation: Daily 9am-5pm
*Not open on Easter, Thanksgiving & Christmas
Seniors (65 & over) $4
Adults (age 16-64) $5
Youth (age 5-15) $5
Kids (age 4 & under) FREE
Today the Mission Santa Barbara continues serving the surrounding community and used as a place of worship. The tenth mission for the religious conversion of the local Chumash, the Santa Barbara Mission contains a Mission Renewal Center which provides productive and comfortable visits for nonprofits, businesses and churches. There’s so much to discover and learn about the rich, diverse history of Old Mission Santa Barbara throughout its gorgeously maintained Californian grounds.
If you’d like to take a piece of history back with you from this unforgettable experience stop by the Serra Store to browse religious artifacts, jewelry, postcards, clothing, statues and other souvenirs.
Santa Barbara Mission Attractions
- Mission Renewal Center – retreat facilities
- Franciscan Friary
- Cemetery & Mausoleum
- La Huerta - 10 acres of beautiful gardens
- Mission/Museum Tours
- Gift shop
- Family Events
- Less than 6 miles from Holiday Inn
Unlike any other Santa Barbara landmark, the Santa Barbara Mission contains something that will intrigue just about anyone visiting. One out of twenty-one California Missions, this chief landmark is filled with history dating back to more than 200 years. Reserve a room at Holiday Inn Santa Barbara Goleta and free shuttle service, free Wi-Fi, free kids meals, heated swimming and fine dining at the on-site Goleta restaurant.