Private Vehicle: Funk Zone Guided Food, Drink & Photography Tour

Private Vehicle: Funk Zone Guided Food, Drink & Photography Tour

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      Santa Barbara, California, USA
      3 Hours
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      $ 1,068
      • Spirited tastings: Savor wines, craft beers, and distilled drinks in distinctive venues, including the region's only wine tasting room that sits over the ocean.
      • 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.

      Meeting point

      Please make your way to Mony's Tacqueria, 217 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, to meet your guide.

      Helpful hints

      Since we must keep to the restaurants' schedules, shopping is not allowed during the tour. But we can make some suggestions for afterwards.

      Getting around

      This tour includes approximately 1.5 miles of walking and does include venues that have stair access only. This tour is not recommended for those in wheelchairs or in need of walking assistance, such as crutches or canes.

      Activity type

      Cultural, Food & Wine, Scenic, Walking Tour, Private Tour

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      Activity Level

      This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.

      Age restrictions

      Suitable for all ages.

      Special Medical Restriction

      Wheelchairs are not suitable for this tour as there are stairs involved at two of the tastings.

      Sunny Santa Barbara has its share of unique neighborhoods. But none as hip as the Funk Zone with its contemporary vibe fueled by artisans, winemakers, and chefs 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 two local wine tasting rooms. Riverbench Vineyard brings the bubbles with their sparkling wines while the Deep Sea Tasting Room showcases Conway Family Wines with panoramic ocean views. If wine isn't your drink of choice, no problem. This tour also stops at Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. and Cutler's Artisan Spirits, Santa Barbara's first distillery since Prohibition.

      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 Santa Barbara Shellfish Company or feast on flatbreads at Lucky Penny. And try the ""crack"" (a name locals have lovingly given to the mind blowing salted caramels) at Koval Confections.

      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.

      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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      Santa Barbara, California, USA
      Santa Barbara, California, USA
      Great photo opportunities
      Bring photo ID
      Wear sunscreen
      Wear comfortable shoes
      Wear Hat
      Wear Sunglasses
      Wear warm layers

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