Discover the enchanting seaside Spanish paradise known as Santa Barbara, through tours offered by a variety of services. Visit local hot spots as well as tourist phenomena such as the Mission, Stearns Wharf, the Courthouse, El Presidio, the Zoo, the Museum of Natural History, Old Town Santa Barbara, the Harbor and Waterfront, and Wine Country.

Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals is one block away from the beach and Stearns Wharf, in the heart of the Funk Zone. Here lies the perfect starting point for rolling expeditions along our World Famous Coastal Bike Path. Follow our boardwalk though Santa Barbara, past beautiful sandy beaches, and on to the bird sanctuary. Rent from California’s largest bike rental featuring hundreds of bicycles including specialty cycles, bicycles, Taga Bikes, Electric Bikes, beach rentals, and more!

Art Tours

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art offers a docent-led gallery tour. Gallery tours are informative and eye-opening. They provide an opportunity to experience and discuss a selection of artworks in a relaxed, informal setting. Gallery tours are free with Museum admission, and begin in Colefax Gallery in front of the elevator on the Main Level.

Courthouse Tours

This magnificent Spanish-Moorish "palace" was built in 1929 and is surrounded by lawns and a sunken tropical garden that plays host to many functions throughout the year. The Courthouse tower offers 360 degree views of the city, mountains, ocean and the Channel Islands. Free docent tours are conducted daily at 2pm. Additional tours are conducted at 10:30am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. A tour information booth is located in the lobby near the main archway. The booth is open 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays and 10am to 4:30pm on weekends.

Santa Barbara Adventure Company

With over 11 years of experience, the Santa Barbara Adventure Company offers three wine tasting adventures designed to get the most out of your wine tasting experience. Whether you choose a Santa Ynez Valley van tour, a Foxen Valley bike tour or a Santa Barbara wine blending experience, you will receive unique tours, knowledgeable guides, an air conditioned van, discussion on wine making as well as natural and human history.

Walking Tours

John Ummel, a long-time resident of Santa Barbara, offers Waterfront and Funk Zone walking tours. The 2 hour (1.5 mile) Waterfront tours is easy walk along Santa Barbara’s beautiful waterfront makes 12 stops of interest. The Funk Zone tour is approximately 90 minutes long, you’ll explore the 10 square block area of Santa Barbara’s converted warehouse district now home to wine and beer tasting rooms, art galleries, and restaurants. The tours are free provided there are at least 4 people on the tour. There is a cost per person for tours with fewer than 4 people.

Wine Tours

Experience Santa Barbara County's premier wineries with knowledgeable guides. Enjoy tasting the region's exceptional wines and have an unforgettable experience in the Santa Barbara and Santa Ynez wine country. Visit exclusive boutique wineries, vineyards, cellars and tasting rooms. Most tours depart daily and provide all you will need for a great day.