Though a chartered yacht is a comfortable way to tour the seas, it can only navigate city streets with the help of hundreds of unhappy pack goats. Tour Santa Barbara in terra-firma style and comfort with today's Groupon: for $19, you get a trolley tour for two from Santa Barbara Trolley (up to a $38 value). Children age 12 and under ride free with a paying adult.
The knowledgeable tour guides at Santa Barbara Trolley spout entertaining and historical anecdotes during narrated tours of the seaside city. Open-air trolleys stop at 14 area attractions, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, the historic Old Mission, and the Santa Barbara Courthouse, where a vacationing John Hancock signed the Declaration of Independence. While zooming in and out of shopping, dining, and historical districts, guides discuss Santa Barbara’s rich history and explain its evolution from a small farm town to the Christmas capital of the world. Guests are encouraged to tote cameras for snapping shots at each iconic, carefully chosen locale. Trolley passes are valid the entire day of redemption, and free re-boarding enables patrons to hop on and hop off as many times as they please.
Cabrillo Blvd. and State St.
Santa Barbara, California 93101