Activities in Santa Barbara, CA


10 or 20 Tokens or a One-Hour Batting Cage Session at East Beach Batting Cages (Up to 49% Off)

East Beach Batting Cages

East Beach

Perfect your swing at one of eight baseball cages with speeds ranging from 35 mph to 80 mph, or one of six softball cages

$27.50 $14

One or Three Group Surf Lessons from iSurf (Up to 44% Off)

iSurf

Santa Barbara

People overcome any obstacle keeping them from the waves, be it financial or emotional, with supportive surfing lessons

$190 $109

Up to 50% Off Paint Night & Drawing Classes at The Woods Art Studio & Classes

The Woods Art Studio & Classes

Ladera Vista

From the merchant: Nothing is more inspiring then creating Art outdoors. Gentle instruction brings out a new level of creativity in all!

$80 $40

Four or Eight Adult Ballet Classes at Santa Barbara Festival Ballet (Up to 51% Off)

Santa Barbara Festival Ballet

Santa Barbara Downtown

Classes broken out by skill level and no experience necessary for adults learning ballet; instructors with professional dance experience

$55 $27

Four Dance Classes from Inspire Dance Santa Barbara (48% Off)

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara

Downtown Goleta

From the merchant: Baby & Me dance class promotes active involvement in listening, moving, and mastering a wealth of skills music & dance!

$54 $28

Swimming at City of Santa Barbara-Parks and Recreation-Aquatics Division (Up to 53% Off)

City of Santa Barbara - Parks and Recreation-Aquatics Division

Santa Barbara

Beautiful, beachside 50-meter pool offers swimming for adults and kids

$96 $49

Two Private Dance Classes from Bonnie Maire Dance (73% Off)

Bonnie Marie Dance

Santa Barbara Downtown

From the merchant: Two 45-minute private dance lessons in one of the following: Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Salsa, Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz

$180 $49

$69 for $230 Worth of Services — Dance Fever Studio

Dance Fever studio

Coast Village

From the merchant: We offer 2 Ballroom Group classes and 1 Private lesson. NO Wedding Choreography applied to this deal.

$230 $69

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

Martial arts classes infused with karate techniques

$99 $49

$140 for Four Dance Lessons — Nigel's Dance

Nigel's Dance

Santa Barbara Downtown

From the merchant: Has danced all his life and can’t wait to share his knowledge in a very comfortable easy to learn environment

$400 $140

$50 for $200 Worth of Services — Dancewithfelipe

Dancewithfelipe

Santa Barbara Downtown

From the merchant: Two 45 minute private lessons in Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing and Salsa.

$200 $50

$59 for Two Private Dance Lessons at Arthur Murray Dance Studio ($160 Value)

Arthur Murray Dance Studio

West Downtown

Experienced instructors lead 45-minute private lessons for more than 25 social dance styles

$160 $59

Four or Eight Weeks of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Santa Barbara Jujitsu Kai (Up to 67% Off)

Santa Barbara Jujitsu Kai

West Downtown

During jujitsu classes that teach both technique and coordination, students learn self-defense skills while also building confidence

$120 $49

$90 for $180 Groupon — Sandcastle Music Together

Sandcastle Music Together

Multiple Locations

Young children learn basic music skills through play in this internationally acclaimed program.

$180 $90

$135 for $300 Worth of Services at United Studios of Self Defense

United Studios Of Self Defense

North State

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

$300 $135

One Month Family Membership with Optional Lesson or Racket Stringing at Dimitar Tennis Academy (Up to 54% Off)

Dimicar Tennis Academy

Santa Barbara

Tennis lessons and services administered by professionals at seaside resort

$185 $89

Admission for 2 or 4 to Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show on September 30-October 2 (Up to 47% Off)

Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show

VENTURA COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS​

More than 300 vendors sell artwork, jewelry, and handmade clothing at this family-friendly fest, which also features live music

$18 $10

Two 60-Minute Jump Passes or a Birthday Party for Up to 10 Jumpers at Sky Zone - Ventura (Up to 50% Off)

Sky Zone - Ventura

Sky Zone - Ventura

Bounce on a massive sea of connected trampolines and angled wall trampolines with Sky Slam, Foam Zone and Ultimate Dodgeball

$28 $14

$27 for Two-Hour Kayak, Canoe, SUP, or Aqua-Cycle Rental at Carlsbad Lagoon (Up to $50 Value)

Carlsbad Lagoon

Carlsbad

Kayaks, peddle boat, canoes, standup paddleboards, and aqua cycles ferry patrons over tranquil waters at a private beach

$50 $27

18-Hole Round of Golf with Range Balls for 1, 2, or 4 at La Purisima Golf Course (Up to 47% Off). 6 Options.

La Purisima Golf Course

Lompoc

Course listed among Golf Digest’s 50 toughest demands precise shot selection across a par 72 layout in the heart of wine country

$79 $59

Standard Shooting-Range Package for Two or Four at Island View Enterprises (34% Off)

Island View Enterprises

Island View Enterprises Gun Range Inc.

Groups of two or four enjoy and hour of shooting at 55-foot indoor range with 12 bays

$60.99 $40

Standup-Paddleboarding Lesson with Rental for One or Two at Channel Islands Kayak Center (Up to 64% Off)

Channel Islands Kayak Center

Hollywood

Expert guides lead basic lesson before solo or paired paddleboarders explore the harbor

$89.95 $35

Bike Rentals from Wheel Fun Rentals (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Pismo Beach

Enjoy a ride on a beach cruiser, multiple-rider surrey, or quad-sport bikes

$30 $15

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Cheese at D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars (Up to 50% Off)

D'Anbino Vineyards & Cellars

El Paso de Robles (Paso Robles)

Tasters can imbibe half-ounce samples of the seven wines and pair them with cheese

$30 $15

Pinot on the Patio Outdoor Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards (Up to 50% Off)

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards

Seated outdoor tasting event pairs four reserve Pinots from Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards with four cheeses

$30 $17

18-Hole Round of Golf for Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Avila Beach Golf Resort (Up to 51% Off) 

Avila Beach Golf Resort

Avila Beach

An 18-hole course characterized by distinctly different front and back nines hugs the banks of a tidal estuary

$154 $75

$14 for $25 Worth of Bicycle Rental — Beach Cycle Rentals

Beach Cycle Rentals

Pismo Beach

From the merchant: Enjoy a bike ride on your choice of a beach cruiser, electric bike, 5- or 8-person surrey, wetsuit, or surfboard

$25 $14

Wine Tasting and Bottle for Two or Four or Winery Tour for Up to Six at Lucky Dogg Winery (Up to 42% Off)

Lucky Dogg Winery

Downtown Solvang

Winery shines spotlight on California-grown grapes with Pinot Noir, Viognier, and Chardonnay aged in neutral stainless steel or oak barrels

$40 $29

$159 for a Guided Kayak Tour for One of Anacapa Island from Blue Ocean Kayaking ($250 Value)

Blue Ocean Kayaking

Channel Islands Harbor

Groups hop aboard a custom-built boat before getting into kayaks and paddling through Anapaca Island’s natural sea caves

$250 $159

Wine Tasting for Two or Four at J Ludlow Vineyard (Up to 51% Off)

J Ludlow Vineyard

Los Olivos

After sampling wines from a small tasting room, guests take home one or two bottles of 2014 Sauvignon Blanc

$56 $29

Select Local Merchants

  • Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara
    Mestre Mariano Silva, a dancer and student of the Brazilian martial art capoeira, has always believed that "if you can walk, then you can dance." This positivity permeates everything he does, from his work with underprivileged youth to his time professionally dancing. It was this contagious optimism that caught the attention of master Amen Santo in Brazil, who invited him to tour globally with the renowned Ballet Folclorico do Brasil. As it turned out, Mariano was a huge hit, playing to sold-out crowds all over the world. His skill and popularity on the stage led Amen to convince him to relocate to Southern California and bring his passion for Afro-Brazilian dance to the States. Today, Mariano owns Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara along with the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara, sharing his talents and affirmative worldview with adults and children through a slew of classes and community-outreach programs. Each of mestre Mariano's fast-paced classes introduces pupils to the rhythmic techniques and cultural significance of traditional Afro-Brazilian dance forms. Capoeira—considered Brazil's second national sport—fuses martial-arts techniques with the rhythmic and collaborative elements of dance. He teaches stylistic combat maneuvers, which weave in aerial acrobatics and various instruments. During his Afro-Brazilian dance class, he'll calibrate students' hips to swivel to movements that fuse traditional African dance with Brazilian moves, and in his Samba classes, he introduces students to the history, culture, and traditions inextricably linked to each movement. He also lets dancers try their hand or fourth toe at banging timbaus, repiniques, and other Brazilian drums in the Brazilian batucada drumming course.
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    5370 Hollister Ave.
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Sandbar
    It's always a party at Lower State's Sand Bar, where the Mexican dishes are so incredibly tasty fans have a hard time containing their excitement (just read the chain of five-star reviews!). Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new. What do you need at the end of the workweek? A happy hour at Sand Bar. Having a lot of friends can be complicated, but Sand Bar makes it easy to please everyone. Bring your laptop here and tap into the complimentary wifi. Enjoy the luxury of eating a delicious meal outside at Sand Bar. Dance the night away — the restaurant offers plenty of space to get down. The restaurant can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation. Diners who appreciate a no-frills environment come to Sand Bar in jeans and a hoodie. If you're strapped for time, take out food from this restaurant. You can also have Sand Bar cater your next event. Sand Bar's diners will appreciate the free parking in a lot next door. Store your bike at a nearby rack and enjoy a bite to eat at Sand Bar. Treating yourself doesn't mean breaking the bank, come taste the great dishes Sand Bar has to offer. Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Sand Bar serves up all three meals. So come to Sand Bar, where you can expect nothing less than the highest rated Mexican fare. When you're looking to indulge in a bit of Mexican fare, there's no better place than Sand Bar. If you're searching for a great restaurant with traditional Mexican eats, look no further than Sand Bar.
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    514 State Street
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
    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.
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    1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
    Like most of the 500-plus other creatures at Santa Barbara Zoo, Duncan runs, blinks, and growls. Unlike his fellow animals, however, Duncan isn't real. The life-like Tyrannosaurus Rex, Lily the Duckbill, and Baby Triceratops Tulip star in a lively 15-minute "cooking show" that reveals how zoo animal diets are created. 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. 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.
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    500 Ninos Dr.
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Montecito Country Club
    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.
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    Summit Rd
    Santa Barbara, CA US
  • Destination Science
    Build an electric powered roller coaster. Create a superhero mobile. Design and battle a team of robots. Launch rockets to new speeds and heights. The children who engage in these once-in-a-lifetime activities at Destination Science camps aren't just having fun—they're learning science. At over 130 camp locations in six states, counselors lead campers ages 5 to 11 through a full week of hands-on exploration in various disciplines. Aided by kid-friendly tools, entertaining demonstrations, and inventive lesson plans, they teach campers the basics of scientific inquiry through the fun of exploration and experimentation. The four main camps focus on topics ranging from human and marine biology to astronomy, engineering, and physics, often with engaging games and hands-on projects. All of Destination Science's instructors are experienced educators and university students, each focused in the sciences and chosen for their ability to relate to children and build an effective baking-soda volcano.
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    711 Ribera Drive
    Santa Barbara, CA US

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