Local Connection: Santa Barbara In Depth

4.75 hours | Santa Barbara | S B A - 3 7 0
Average Guest Rating
$ 159.95
Exceptional Value

Exceptional Value

Exceptional Value

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Points of Interest

  • Santa Barbara Mission
  • Santa Barbara Courthouse
Includes meal, Moderate activity


Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your Local Connections adventure in Santa Barbara offers a meaningful, authentic experience hosted by a knowledgeable guide and introduces the best of this beautiful coastal enclave, affectionately known as the American Riviera. Your half-day excursion begins with a scenic drive to the "Queen of the Missions," founded in 1786, where you will learn about this historic structure's graceful architecture and cultural significance. Continue with a drive to the Santa Barbara Courthouse, designed to resemble an Andalusian castle. Learn about its Spanish-Moorish origins and take in the magical city views from the clock tower. Then embark on a walking tour of the downtown area, including the Presidio, built in 1782. Stroll through paseos and see the historic theater district and other key points of interest. Refresh with a beer tasting by a local brewery and a sampling of handmade empanadas. Walk back to the motorcoach and return to the sparkling waterfront.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes. Not advisable for guests using a wheelchair or for guests with mobility limitations. Cannot bring strollers or other wheeled transport. Paved surfaces, a few steps, elevators available at the courthouse.


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.