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Arts and culture lovers take note: plan ahead! In fact, treat a visit to Santa Barbara the way you might a trip to Chicago or New York (with a lot more sunshine and fresh air) - you don't want the stand-out memory of your trip to be what you didn't get to see. To help you hit it all, visit Culture 101—your go-to guide to over 101 art and cultural attractions in Santa Barbara, all just off Highway 101!Pick your passion and explore it further here. Or follow a tried and true route to cultural bliss with one of these itineraries:
Besides annual arts events and festivals, Santa Barbara offers time-tested standbys: monthly 1st Thursdays, when galleries extend their hours and downtown streets become outdoor stages, and Sundays all year, when Cabrillo Boulevard transforms into a stretching seaside celebration of local arts and crafts.
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TROLLEY TOURS Welcome aboard Santa Barbara Trolley Tours, formerly known as Santa Barbara Old Town Trolley! We offer fully-narrated tours packed with anecdotes and well-researched historical ...MORE
Founded in 1983, the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara is a public non-profit charitable corporation. With the goal of enhancing our community's awareness and appreciation of architecture and ...MORE
The Arts & Letters Café serves classic California cuisine with an emphasis on local seafood, all set in our beautiful courtyard in the heart of Historic Arts District in downtown Santa Barbara. We ...MORE
4th Annual Winter Wine Classic Enter Code SBWINTER ...MORE
The Carriage and Western Art Museum of Santa Barbara was founded in 1972 and is located in Pershing Park near the waterfront in Santa Barbara, CA.The collection consists of over 50 saddles once ...MORE
Noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America, the 1925 Casa del Herrero is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, in January 2009, was ...MORE
An intimate black box theater with weekly performances by a variety of artists and companies, located in Paseo Nuevo in the heart of the downtown Santa Barbara cultural district.
Close to Santa Barbara, yet worlds apart, Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary encompasses the ocean environment surrounding five of the eight California Channel Islands - Anacapa, Santa Cruz, ...MORE
Santa Barbara Classic Wine Tours is committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine country. We offer a tailored tour that includes a variety of ...MORE
DeeTours offers personalized tours in our stretch Jeep Limo or mini-Jeep Limo! Jeep top can be on or off, you decide! WINE COUNTRY adventure (6hrs, but can be customized for a shorter tour) --mini ...MORE
Santa Barbara Food Tour in The Famous Funk Zone This 2.5 hour walking tour takes guests to various eateries and tasting rooms for 8 different tastings. This Funk Zone tour starts out near the beach ...MORE
A new comedy based on a real event, LOOPED takes place in the summer of 1965, when a boozed-up Tallulah Bankhead needed eight hours to redub—or loop—one line of dialogue for what turned out to be her ...MORE
Savor Santa Barbara Food Tours are guided 3 1/2 hour walking tasting tours which emphasize local foods, flavors and fun. Eat and drink like a local! Combining some of the oldest and newest eateries ...MORE
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