Things To Do In Santa Barbara


Two-Hour Whale Watching Cruise for One, Two, or Four at Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara (Up to 50% Off)

Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara

Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara

Seasoned captain and crew take passengers along Santa Barbara coastline on scenic afternoon tours

$45 $27

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$269 for Five-Day Kids' Camp at Destination Science ($339 Value). Eight Options Available.

Destination Science

UCSB

During five-day summer sessions, kids build robots, solve a galactic mystery, design chemical reactions, or create an invention

$339 $269

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$29 for Private and Group Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio-Santa Barbara ($289 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio-Santa Barbara

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Learn dances such as swing, salsa, and the hustle in one-on-one lessons, then hone skills in a group class and party-style practice session

$289 $29

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5, 10, or 20 Zumba Classes at Curves (Up to 50% Off)

Curves

Santa Barbara

Exercisers boogie up a storm during high-energy dance-fitness classes set to uptempo Latin beats

$15 $10

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Acting Course for One or Two or Three Acting Courses for One at Witty Entertainment (Up to 77% Off)

Witty Entertainment

Santa Barbara

Actors with all levels of experience are coached on the physical and vocal skills needed to improve theatrical abilities

$75 $29

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Two-Hour Open Jump Session for Two or Four at Cloud 10 Jump Club (Up to 41% Off)

Cloud 10 Jump Club

Santa Barbara

Two-hours of open jumping time at Santa Barbara trampoline park

$34 $20

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$86 for a Flight-Simulator Package at Above All Aviation ($149 Value)

Above All Aviation

Santa Barabara Municipal Airport

A certified pilot gives personal instruction to students, who further their education in a full-motion flight simulator

$149 $86

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Teen or BYOB Painting Class at The Woods Art Studio & Classes (Up to 63% Off). Six Options Available.

The Woods Art Studio & Classes

The WOODS Art Studio

In an eclectic outdoor studio, teens practice their painting skills while adults pair their lessons with a glass of wine

$40 $19

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One or Three Months of Unlimited Classes with Nutritional Counseling at Sirens Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Sirens Fitness

Sirens Fitness

Before starting, an in-depth evaluation helps clients create effective, science-based regimens; guests also meet with nutrition coaches

$310 $120

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At Curves, exercisers move around a circuit of hydraulic resistance machines that have been designed to work with women?s bodies and promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and deal with arthritis. During your first visit, an experienced trainer can appraise fitness skills and help set attainable goals through a personal-training assessment, fitness assessment, and adrenaline-pumping Rorschach test that will highlight an ideal slim-down strategy. During each workout, guests spend 30 minutes moving around a circuit that positions machines inward so that calorie torchers have a chance to laugh with their fellow fitness frontierswomen. Instead of fiddling with weight stacks and losing momentum, the hydraulic machines use each client?s body weight and fitness level to create resistance that matches their abilities, decreasing the risk of soreness or injury. Since traditional lift-and-lower motions create bulky muscles, each machine at Curves uses push-and-pull motions to create toned, lean muscles perfect for crushing a grapefruit without looking like you can.
185 S Patterson Ave
Santa Barbara,
CA
US
For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access. In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.
6144 Calle Real
Goleta,
CA
US
At Cloud 10 Jump Club, you'll be so busy bouncing, sliding, and laughing that you may not even notice you're getting tons of healthy exercise. The 19,000-square-foot facility houses large trampoline open-jump courts, dodge-ball and basketball courts, 40-foot trampoline half-pipes that lead to an air bag, and ample sprung floors for volleyball games and cheerleading. There's also a kid's play area outfitted with trampolines designed specifically for children under 7.
187 S Turnpike Rd.
Santa Barbara,
CA
US
The male and female firearm experts of American Home Defense shape their shooting and self-defense classes around legal regulations with an emphasis on personal safety. In private shooting lessons, students learn to handle three of the most common handguns and home-defense classes equip participants with the know-how to protect their families from intruders or a neighbor's moat monster.
500 James Fowler Road
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
Once a costumer for TV shows including House and Weeds, Tami Macala switched careers midstream when she discovered the art of creating mosaics, according to a Santa Barbara Sentinel profile. She started mosaicking everything from fireplaces to fountains to other, lesser mosaics, eventually landing high-profile projects at the Florida Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Arby?s restaurants. After more than a decade of working as a professional mosaic artist, Tami opened the Santa Barbara School of Mosaic Art (SBSMA). At the school, Tami and guest artists from near and far teach how to trick out tables with colorful shingles, coax gently luminous Mexican smalti into intricate patterns, or fuse glass for even more complex designs. Students can pick up tools and tiles at the SBSMA supply store and drop by during lab hours to work on independent projects.
1815 State St
Santa Barbara,
CA
US
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