A Santa Barbara Walking Tour from State to the Funk Zone

Red Rooftops of Santa Barbara.

Ditch the car for the day and take this walking tour of downtown Santa Barbara. Showing off the American Riviera at its best, the itinerary rambles from historic paseos flanked by whitewashed adobe walls to the bustling food and drink scene of the Funk Zone.


5 Destinations from State Street to the Funk Zone

5 Places to Visit from State Street to the Funk Zone

  1. Photo by Stian Rasmussen

    Scarlett Begonia

    This restaurant treats breakfast with gourmet sensibilities. It serves morning guests on the quaint patio of Victoria Court, away from the constant chatter of State Street. Start with a biscuit sampler, then opt for lemon-ricotta pancakes.

  2. Photo by Stian Rasmussen

    County Courthouse

    Head to the top of the clock tower to take in views of red-tiled roofs, mountains and sea. Then stop at tasting rooms in the Wine Collection of El Paseo, La Arcada and Casa de la Guerra open-air malls.

  3. Handlebar / Photo by Stian Rasmussen

    Handlebar & C’est Cheese

    Get a freshly roasted cup of coffee at Handlebar while you admire the historic Spanish outpost at El Presidio de Santa Báarbara State Historic Park. Around the corner, C’est Cheese features deliciously gooey lunches.

  4. Photo by Jay Sinclair

    Funk Zone

    Hit this hip district for pintxos, paella and Spanish-influenced gin and tonics at Loquita. Finish with a Oaxacan Dead cocktail at Test Pilot, a modern spin on the tiki bar.

  5. Photo by Stian Rasmussen


    Meander along the harbor to catch the best views in town. Then ride the Lil’ Toot water taxi to Stearns Wharf for oysters at the Shellfish Company and a glass from Deep Sea wines.

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Published on July 18, 2017
Topics: Travel