Activities in Santa Barbara

50%Off Indoor Rock-Climbing Package

Santa Barbara Rock Gym

Lower State

$60 $30

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Duos get to experience indoor climbing with help from a trained instructor

Up to 48% Off from Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara

Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara

Waterfront

$36 $20

Seasoned captain and crew take passengers along Santa Barbara coastline on scenic afternoon tours that depart at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Up to 53% Off Martial Arts Classes

Martial Arts Family Fitness

Lower State

$99 $49

Martial arts classes infused with karate techniques

Up to 50% Off Children's Dance Camp

Westside Dance

Santa Barbara

$150 $80

Children create art and learn dance styles from hip-hop to flamenco during a week-long summer camp that culminates in a parade

Up to 61% Off from The Woods Art Studio Art Camps

The Woods Art Studio Art Camps

Santa Barbara

$510 $199

Welcoming outdoor studio led by state-certified art teacher pushes kids' creative impulses with teen art camp

Up to 54% Off One Week of Gymnastics and Trampoline Summer Camp

Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club

Santa Barbara

$215 $99

Kids spend five hours a day tumbling, doing gymnastics, and even bouncing on trampolines under the supervision of certified coaches

Up to 80% Off Standup-Paddleboard Lessons

Scott Crawford of Soma Get Fit

Santa Barbara Downtown

$125 $25

Students learn the ins and outs of standup paddleboarding, including how to balance on the board and how to maneuver through the tide

66% Off Gyrotonic or Active Isolated Stretching Sessions

Karen Burka at Gyrotonic

Santa Barbara

$210 $72

Gyrotonic exercises borrows movements from dance, tai chi, and yoga

Up to 73% Off Dance Classes

World Dance Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Downtown

$100 $29

Staff members blend cardio and dance during fun classes and disperse 100% of proceeds to local and global charities

Up to 79% Off Yoga Classes

Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio

Santa Barbara Downtown

$75 $19

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Physically invigorating and meditation-based yoga styles for students of varying skill levels

64% Off Dance Classes

Dance Fever Professionals

Santa Barbara

$70 $25

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 80% Off Dance or Drumming Classes

Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara

Capoeira Batuque

$100 $20

Energetic instructors lead Afro-Brazilian dance, drumming, and Afro-Brazilian martial-art classes that allow for self-interpretation

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum – Up to Half Off Visit 

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Waterfront

$30 $15

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Exhibits, historic sailing vessels, and films bring the California Coast and other areas of maritime history to life

53% Off Week of Music Summer Camp

Girls Rock SB

Santa Barbara

$425 $200

The music camp, open to girls ages 7-15, blends music lessons and original songwriting into a jam-packed week, culminating in a showcase

Santa Barbara Historical Museum – Up to 64% Off Membership

Santa Barbara Historical Museum

Santa Barbara Downtown

$70 $25

Members get access to events and exhibitions that illuminate Santa Barbara's history, art, and culture

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James Pike started riding waves when he was 8 years old, when his father would drive him out to the boardwalk in Santa Cruz to go boogie boarding. As he grew up, he learned to surf with a local club, buying and repairing his own used surfboard, which was weathered after 40 years of challenging the ocean and being used to write down mermaids’ phone numbers.

As an adult, James founded Pike’s Surf School, where he teaches students of all ages how to balance on boards in surfing and skateboarding classes. Following lessons on technique and etiquette, students can glide through the waves or fly over pavement, and youths can take a combination surfing and skateboard clinic in groups of four. Pictures and video help pinpoint errors in technique, and cross-training improves students' ability to maintain their balance in different situations.

410 West Sola Street
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

After spending years as head coach for the Weil Tennis Academy and tournament director for the Bulgarian Tennis Federation, USPTR professional Dimitar Yazadzhiev now leads a team of professional tennis coaches at Oceanside School of Tennis. Through group and private lessons, the coaching staff aims to help students develop critical areas such as technique, footwork, peak performance, intimidation grunting, nutrition, and strategy. During each camp and clinic, students also take part in fitness sessions with certified athletic trainers and certified conditioning specialists. All Oceanside School of Tennis sessions take place at Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort, which is surrounded by a natural enclosure of mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

633 East Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History seeks to educate its visitors about the world around them through in-depth exhibits on nature, wildlife, and native cultures. A 72-foot blue-whale skeleton stares down and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered. Traverse these halls to see everything from outer space, fossils to bears and a nature trail.

2559 Puesta Del Sol
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

All 78 acres of the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden are bursting with life. More than 1,000 species of native Californian plants and regional flora line its 5.5 miles of serene, public trails, allowing visitors to witness the overwhelming diversity of the Pacific coastline's plant life. Along with stands of oaks and riparian woodlands, botanical collections inhabit precisely arranged landscapes, echoing the founders' goal from 1926 to create a garden that would "unite the aesthetic, educational and scientific." In 2003, Santa Barbara County rewarded the garden's decades of cultural and scientific contributions, granting County Historic Landmark status to 23 of the acres.

The garden's specimens and displays exist just as much for education as they do for appreciation. Guests can gather landscaping ideas from the Home Demonstration Garden, a cottage surrounded with water-conserving plants. The Japanese Teahouse and Demonstration Garden melds traditional East Asian design with California-native flora. Throughout the grounds, tour guides dispense invaluable information on the displays and the retired tree nymphs that tend them. Additionally, scientific researchers use the facilities in their efforts to both study and conserve numerous rare and endangered species.

1212 Mission Canyon Rd
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

GolfTEC's thirteen locations in the Los Angeles area, all staffed by experienced golfing professionals and computers who’ve sworn allegiance to the Three Laws of golfing robotics. Motion sensors and high-speed cameras monitor your swing and break down your form on a high-definition video display. GolfTEC’s certified teaching professionals point out your flaws, strengths, and coach you on how to permanently improve your game, from tee to green. Sensors chirp with approval when you’ve executed a perfect stroke or cracked an especially witty golfing joke.

126 E HALEY ST STE A1
SANTA BARBARA,
CA
US

At Fly Above All, owner and P-5 Master-rated pilot Chad Bastian leads a staff of paragliding enthusiasts in their mission to provide training as well as gravity-defying experiences for aspiring aeronauts and purple people eaters. Each tandem flight floats guests down the Elings Park training hill on an approximately one-minute-long jaunt through the lower reaches of the sky, introducing prospective paragliders to the sensation of flight in a controlled setting. A briefing prior to liftoff prepares passengers for the impending retreat of the ground, and attire-aware guests don sturdy footwear, pants, and their luckiest tricorne hats.

2550 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara,
CA
US