Things To Do In Santa Barbara

60-Minute Standup-Paddleboard Lesson for One or Two from Soma Get Fit (Up to 80% Off)

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

3, 5, or 10 Adult Dance-Fitness Classes at Westside Dance (Up to 55% Off)

Westside Dance

Santa Barbara

$30 $15

Group fitness classes fuse ballet, cardio dance, free weights, and stretching for a rhythmic, well-rounded workout

Three or Five Gyrotonic Fitness or Active Isolated Stretching Sessions with Karen Burka at Gyrotonic (66% Off)

Karen Burka at Gyrotonic

Santa Barbara

$210 $72

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

On the Rocks Package for Two at Santa Barbara Rock Gym (50%Off)

Santa Barbara Rock Gym

Lower State

$60 $30

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

Teen Painting Class or BYOB Painting Class for One or Two at The Woods Art Studio & Classes (Up to 56% Off)

The Woods Art Studio & Classes

Santa Barbara

$20 $11

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

90-Minute Coastal Cruise with Drink for One, Two, or Four from Celebration Cruises Santa Barbara (Up to 48% Off)

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.

Two or Three Hours of Electric-Bike Rental for Two People from E-Bikes Santa Barbara (50% Off)

Santa Barbera E-Bikes

Oak Park

$60 $30

Electric motors help power Lee Iacocca–model bikes across Santa Barbara; includes helmet and lock

Two-Hour Glass-Blowing Class at Santa Barbara Art Glass (60% Off)

Santa Barbara Art Glass

Lower East

$250 $99

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A veteran glass artist leads classes, offering step-by-step instruction that results in a unique piece of self-made artwork

One Month of Martial Arts Classes with Optional Two Weeks of Fitness Classes at Martial Arts Family Fitness (53% Off)

Martial Arts Family Fitness

Lower State

$99 $49

Martial arts classes infused with karate techniques

12 or 18 Sunrisers Bootcamp Classes, or 12 Launch at Lunch Classes from Coley Fitness and Massage (58% Off)

Coley Fitness and Massage

Lower State

$165 $69

Outdoor bootcamp classes held at 6 a.m. for full-body conditioning; lunchtime classes are specifically for women

Six Training Sessions from Corps Progression (50% Off)

Corps Progression

On Location

$100 $50

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

One or Two Months of Unlimited Dance Classes at World Dance Santa Barbara (Up to 73% Off)

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

One or Three Months of Guitar, Bass Guitar, or Drum Lessons at Nick Rail Music, Santa Barbara (Up to 53% Off)

Nick Rail Music Santa Barbara

Steve Stockmal

$140 $69

Students develop technique, music-theory knowledge, and a strong sense of rhythm in one-on-one guitar, bass guitar, or drum lessons

5 or 10 Barre Fitness Classes at Barre 101 (Up to 50%

Barre 101

Multiple Locations

$95 $49

60-minute barre classes combine cardio with muscle-sculpting moves to tone the entire body while blasting calories

Five-Day Summer Art Camp for One or Two Teens from The Woods Art Studio Art Camps (Up to 61% Off)

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

One Week of Gymnastics Summer Camp for Kids Ages Three and Up at Santa Barbara Gymnastics Club (Up to 54% Off)

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

One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes Yasa Yoga (88% Off)

Yasa Yoga

Oak Park

$170 $19.99

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Husband-and-wife team of yogis guides students through series of poses in a Mission-style mansion once owned by Charlie Chaplin

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Divinitree Yoga and Art Studio (Up to 79% Off)

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

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for Two or Four (50% Off)

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Santa Barbara

$24 $12

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A 72-ft. blue-whale skeleton stares down at you, and Chumash Indian relics wait for their secrets to be uncovered or hike a nature trail.

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For more than 20 years, Channel Islands Outfitters's Paddle Sports Center has helped humans commune with nature through their guided expeditions, courses, and gear rentals. Their expert guides lead kayakers and hikers to California destinations such as Anacapa Island and Santa Cruz Island, where explorers enjoy picturesque scenery and native wildlife that haven’t yet learned about sarcasm. The outdoor fitness center also offers instruction for outdoorsmen ranging from courses that cultivate Wilderness First Responders to lessons in the art of standup paddleboarding. Meanwhile, their surf shop doles out aquatic equipment such as surfboards, paddleboards, and an array of kayaks that are available in single-seat or tandem models.

117 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Like most of the 400-plus other creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, Duncan runs, blinks, and growls. Unlike his fellow animals, however, Duncan isn't real. The life-like adolescent Tyrannosaurus Rex stars in the zoo's 15-minute stage show "How to Train Your Dinosaur," where zookeepers demonstrate the special care given to each actual animal. This compassion is on display throughout the 30-acre zoo, where critters such as female Asian elephants, California condors, and Chilean flamingos roam in open, naturalistic habitats.

Elsewhere on the grounds, guests can ride around the zoo's perimeter in replicas of C.P. Huntington trains from 1863, marvel at stunning Pacific Ocean views, or hand-feed domestic sheep and Baringo giraffes. More hands-on experiences are afforded through the zoo's behind-the-scenes packages, such as the Keeper for a Day program, where visitors work alongside pros as they train and clean up after animals. Along with the daily sights available during visiting hours, the zoo hosts events, camps for youngsters, and overnights, where participants can sleep beside the lion exhibit, across the street from the beach.

500 Ninos Dr
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Having just completed his studies in winemaking at UC Davis, Mark Cummins headed to San Luis Obispo in a 1970 Volkswagen bus, his belongings wedged into the back. Originally intending to pursue a career in music, his plans changed after taking a grape-crushing job at an area winery and meeting a girl named Andi, who later became his wife.

Today, Mark and Andi share their love of wine with others as the winemakers, tasting guides, and operators of Drake Wines. Since 2008, they’ve produced limited bottlings of small-batch varietal wines culled from designated blocks at local vineyards. They press and age these wines themselves, using grapes from each vineyard's pinot noir, chardonnay, and viognier plantings.

In their downtown tasting room, Mark and Andi, often joined by their two sons, guide guests through tastings of their wines. They pour libations into conventional wine glasses, growlers, or old-fashioned test tubes amid eye-pleasing decor that includes a wood-paneled and painted bar and modern, star-shaped chandeliers. Regular performances by area musicians accompany tastings, with Mark sometimes taking the stage himself to play guitar.

34 B Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara,
California
US

Nick Sanregret's passion for golf began when he was a youngster playing in junior events and dreaming of one day competing against the sport's top players. Over the next 15 years, Nick attended the Golf Academy of America to refine his craft and eventually turned pro in 2008. Today, at Montecito Country Club, Nick applies his cultivated wisdom to tailored instructional programs that help other golfers achieve lower scores and develop their own passion for the game.

In lessons and clinics, Nick's teaching philosophy centers on solid fundamentals, including good posture, correct grip, and course-management skills. Private and group instruction takes place on the driving range, whereas the practice green is the locale for short-game clinics' combination of drills and dueling techniques with sand-wedge swords. Golfers interested in a drastic handicap reduction can enroll in the Player Improvement Program, an all-encompassing boot camp that incorporates ongoing lessons, club fitting, and access to training aids.

Summit Rd
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

Above Giovanni's Pizza you'll find Mesa Hot Yoga, where Courtney Enright combines her two passions: yoga and teaching. A former high-school teacher, Courtney discovered a love of hot yoga, which was ignited when she was accepted into the Absolute Hot Yoga teacher training in Thailand. Popular in Asia and Europe, the Absolute Hot Yoga style has only recently made an appearance in the United States, something that Courtney was determined to help grow.

Classes follow the basics of the 50 poses in the Absolute Hot Yoga series, allowing every part of the body to be engaged. The 60- and 75-minute classes also include variations and modifications, while the 90-minute classes follow the 50-pose series of seated and standing positions. Classes, which range from Rooted in Reggae with reggae music to set the mood to Yoga Core & More for a focused glutes and core workout, are open to all levels.

1905 Cliff Dr
Santa Barbara,
CA
US

The California Wine Festival – Monterey Peninsula celebrates the Golden State's vintners by allowing attendees to sample a selection of more than 250 Californian wines. The event includes winemakers and representatives from 53 wineries—including Grgich Hills Estate, Bernardus Winery, and Paraiso Vineyards—as well as booths with artisan cheeses, fresh fruits, and barbecued meats from local, gourmet restaurateurs. Spread across two afternoons and evenings, the festival encourages guests to revisit their favorite wineries or discover obscure gems at a new booth or through a trap door connected to a hidden cellar. The California Wine Festival – Monterey Peninsula aims to support the community by donating 100% of the net proceeds from the Silent Auction to The Food Bank for Monterey County, which distributes food and provides antihunger education throughout the region.

P.O. Box 90358
Santa barbara,
California
US