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Eat your way through the Funk Zone - Santa Barbara's hip, new 'hood - while learning about local culture and how to take great food photos.

This food & 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 with bites of fresh seafood, gastropub creations, Mexican food, artisan beer, and locally grown wines several different locations. Along the way,  you’ll get immersed in the local culture and hear interesting stories about each place you’ll 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!

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Guido J
May 3, 2021
The trip offered a nice variety of quality foods and wines. We went to places we probably would have not seen. The food was plentiful. I wasn't too excited about sharing chips with strangers so individual portions would have been better but for the most part of the tour the foods were all individually served. Overall a good value for the money and the photo tips were also valuable.
Sal A
February 25, 2020
Our guide, Christy, a friendly person and became a friend to us. Her knowledge of area made walking the zone much more enjoyable to entire group. She brought group together by having a go around with each person doing intro and little info on them selfs.
Josephine G
July 3, 2019
We had a good time. Sampled lots of delicious food and we were stuffed st the end. We learned so much too. We had a nice tour guide as well that was full of energy.
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Stop At: Funk Zone, Yanonali Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Begin your 3-hour Santa Barbara walking food tour at a central location in the Funk Zone, located near lower State Street. This region once housing warehouses and scuba shops — now revitalized into a bustling neighborhood of hip eateries, wine-tasting rooms, and artist studios — is where you’ll meet your guide for an afternoon food tasting and photo tour.

Set out on foot at a moderate pace as your guide shares insights into Santa Barbara’s history and burgeoning art culture. Keep your smartphone ready so you can practice the helpful photo tips your guide offers along the way. You'll have many opportunities to take food photos and colorful portraits in the lively Funk Zone.

Along the way, your guide stops for food & drink tastings (all included) at restaurants, a wine bar/bakery, & one microbrewery. Learn how to properly position your food for the best photos as you sample local fare.

After your tour you can continue to explore and capture this fun & funky neighborhood on your own.

Duration: 3 hours

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • We are still adhering to all current guidelines for Santa Barbara County. Please do a quick online search for "mask mandate Santa Barbara County" so you can stay in-the-know for your trip! We will also be updating all our guests on any COVID guideline changes as is needed.
  • Food tasting
  • Beverages
  • Wine tasting
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - Funk Zone

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Departure Point
119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Departure Time
11:15 AM

3 hours

Return Details
Cutler's Artisan Spirits, 137 Anacapa St suite D, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

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