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Santa Barbara: Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour

1. Santa Barbara: Funk Zone Food & Photo Tour

This food and photo tour starts on lower State Street and will walk you through the Funk Zone neighborhood where you will taste what Santa Barbara is known for. Try bites of fresh seafood, gastropub creations, Mexican food, artisan beer, locally grown wines and hand-crafted spirits. Along the way, you’ll get immersed in the local culture and hear interesting stories about each place you visit. You’ll also learn easy-to-shoot photo tips from your pro tour guide and take your food photo skills to the next level using your smartphone’s camera app. By the end of your 3-hour tour, you’ll be eating like a local and shooting like a pro!

Santa Barbara: Wine, Chocolate and History Walking Tour

2. Santa Barbara: Wine, Chocolate and History Walking Tour

Find out about the wines, chocolates, and historical highlights of Santa Barbara on a guided walking tour. Sample 2 of the region's excellent wines as well as 2 chocolates, including artisanal handmade local chocolates or bakery delights. From the meeting point, set off on your walk with your guide. Enjoy an in-depth historical tour of Santa Barbara as you stroll through downtown. Engage in some sightseeing as you pass Santa Barbara County Courthouse, La Arcada, State Street, and more. During your tour, discover two boutique wineries and taste 2 wines. Get insider information on the area's wine industry and its renowned wines. Also, savor tastings of 2 local chocolates to satisfy your taste buds further.

Santa Barbara: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

3. Santa Barbara: Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of beautiful and interesting parts of downtown Santa Barbara while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the way. Play with your group as the game guides you through the city. Score points for correct answers and try to get a high score on the leaderboard. See major attractions as well as less-known gems of Santa Barbara on this unique interactive tour. Work together with your group to solve the 22 challenges on the scavenger hunt as you walk approximately 2 miles. Play any time that fits your schedule. There is no in-person guide you have to wait for. Explore downtown Santa Barbara California at your own pace. See the bustling State Street, the historic Spanish Presidio, De La Guerra Plaza, the Old Lobero Opera House, and many interesting and lesser-known sights. Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends that are perfect for all ages.

Santa Barbara Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

4. Santa Barbara Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Looking for a way to turn Santa Barbara into a giant game board?   Urban Adventure Quest has created an interactive scavenger hunt that combines the fun of the Amazing Race with a three-hour sightseeing tour of Santa Barbara.  Guided from any smart phone, groups make their way among well-known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history Your amazing scavenger hunt adventure will start at the famous Sterns Whart and take you from beautiful ocean views to the downtown art, architecture and historic sites of the city. Your scavenger hunt route will show you the hidden historic gems of Santa Barbara and uncover the city's secrets. So enjoy one of the most beautiful seaside towns without a flight to the Mediterranean. Play the game, see the sights, and experience Santa Barbara in a whole new way.

Santa Barbara: Craft Beer Walking Tour

5. Santa Barbara: Craft Beer Walking Tour

Head to three unique craft breweries and enjoy tastings at each one. Learn about the history of each brewery, and listen to fun cultural and historical facts about the beautiful city.See the brewmasters drawing their brew inspirations from Santa Barbara and beyond. Explore downtown hotspots, which will include a visit to the bustling Funk Zone and the excitement of the State Street scene. Enjoy plenty of beer tasting choices and get the option to purchase lunch featuring fresh local California cuisine as you sip along the way. Experience the liveliest and most interesting beer crawl in paradise. Come get your beer on and learn about Santa Barbara along the way!

Santa Barbara: Maritime Museum Entry Ticket

6. Santa Barbara: Maritime Museum Entry Ticket

Enjoy a fascinating day out at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum! Experience the area's maritime history through engaging, interactive exhibits. Learn about area's original inhabitants, the Chumash, and how they built their plank canoes, called a tomol. Touch an otter pelt, and learn why they were almost hunted to extinction. See videos of legendary surfers and fire one of the Goleta Cannons. Then learn about the Honda Disaster, where seven U.S. Navy Destroyers sank in 1923. Hear readings from the diaries of 4 survivors of the 1851 sinking of the Winfield Scott, a ship running gold, mail, and passengers from San Francisco to Panama. Visitors can also see four to six feature films in the 88-seat, high-definition Munger Theater. Film selections include two films by James Cameron, Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure, and Santa Barbara and the Sea, a 13,000-year maritime history of the area.

Santa Barbara: 3-Hour Cocktail and History Walking Tour

7. Santa Barbara: 3-Hour Cocktail and History Walking Tour

Get an insider's view of Santa Barbara on this fun, guided walking tour. Learn about Santa Barbara's history, architecture, and pop culture, all while enjoying cocktails and snacks at boutique bars. This cultural tour includes two cocktail tastings and one brewery stop, two of which will feature mouth-watering snacks to please your palette. All of the special cocktails, beverages, and food included in the tour are pre-selected, historically significant, and perfectly complement the tour. You’ll love what the mixologists and chefs have in store for you. It’s a celebratory way to get the lay of the land, learn about Santa Barbara’s rich history, and start an evening off right.

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What people are saying about Santa Barbara, California

Overall rating

3.0 / 5

based on 1 reviews

Tour guide Melissa was great! My friend and I took a girls trip to Santa Barbara and had a great time walking around the city, drinking local wines, and tasting a few delicious local chocolates. We even got a bonus olive oil and vinegar tasting! Melissa told us some history about some notable places in downtown which was cool to learn about too. She’s very personable and gives a great tour. I would definitely recommend if you’re looking for a fun way to explore SB!

Christina was great! it ended up just being my bf and me but we had such a good time. we got to have a more one on one experience and take our time. and the places we stopped were not on our radar and the food and drinks we tried were definitely not things we would've ordered on our own. but we loved it all! we even took leftovers back to our hotel. we got some great photos and an awesome mini tour of the city.

I really enjoyed this tour. Tour guide, Melissa, is very informative and has a friendly and fun demeanor. There was more informative historical information than had been mentioned on the description, which added to the overall satisfaction of this tour. The wine/chocolate venues were top notch. The olive oil visit was also an added treat. My friends and I had a great visit in Santa Barbara on this tour.

Great guides, wonderful food and beautiful weather.