Funk Zone Neighborhood Guided Food, Drink & Photography Tour

3 Hours

From (USD) $89 Per Person

Funk Zone Neighborhood Guided Food, Drink & Photography Tour

3 Hours

From (USD) $89 Per Person

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      Funk Zone Neighborhood Guided Food, Drink & Photography Tour

      Santa Barbara, California, USA
      From (USD) $89 Per Person
      • Spirited tastings: Savor wines, craft beers, and distilled drinks in distinctive venues, in a part of the country that can't be beat.
      • Artisan foods: From fresh-caught seafood to handmade tacos and creative flatbreads to sweet treats, you'll taste the very best the Funk Zone has to offer.
      • Sub-culture & photography tour: Discover Santa Barbara's funkiest neighborhood and score expert tips for snapping first-rate food photos on your smartphone.
      About this Santa Barbara, California Tour

      Sunny Santa Barbara has its share of unique neighborhoods. But none as hip as the Funk Zone with its contemporary vibe fueled by artisans, chefs, and winemakers, and just this side of normal. Leading you through the Funk Zone is your guide, an expert on the city, its history and culture, and the affluent lifestyle that has captivated the nation. So if you have a question, go ahead and ask. You'll soon know Santa Barbara like your own hometown.

      You can't say "Santa Barbara" and not immediately think vino. Enjoy the bounty of the Santa Ynez Valley at a local wine tasting room. Santa Barbara Wine Collective, known for top-shelf educational wine tasting of wines from the county. If wine isn't your drink of choice, no problem. This tour also stops at American Ale, also known for its known for artisan, creative burgers.

      This tour also blocks plenty of time for you to gorge yourself on some fun and funky foods. Munch on Mexican fare at Mony's Tacos, savor seafood at Enterprise Fish Company, or feast on flatbreads at Lucky Penny. And try the fresh-baked bread, paired with housemade seasonal jams at Helena Avenue Bakery, the Funk Zone's only bakery featuring bread made daily

      But before you clean your plate, make sure to photograph and add all those tempting little morsels to the vast collection of "food porn" on social media. You'll learn how to snap the perfect culinary pix during mini photography lessons given throughout the tour. You can also use your new skills to capture the scenic spots along the Funk Zone route as well. Far out, Man.

      A Funk Zone by any other name

      What is the origin of the Funk Zone's quirky moniker? Some folks chalk it up to the foul-smelling fish processing plants that have long since closed up shop. Others say it portrays the neighborhood's edgy industrial vibe. Turns out, the name was coined by a senior city planning official during a mid-1990s zoning initiative that was spearheaded to preserve a slice of Santa Barbara for artists being forced from the city by skyrocketing rents.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID Bring photo ID
      Wear comfortable shoes Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear warm layers Wear warm layers
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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