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SANTA BARBARA FUNK ZONE WINE AND TRAVEL GUIDE

The Funk Zone is a must visit neighborhood on your trip to Santa Barbara. Situated only blocks from the majestic Pacific Ocean and famous Stearn’s Wharf, the Funk Zone offers wineries, dining, shopping and activities galore.
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WHERE TO

STAY ~ DRINK ~ DINE ~ PLAY

IN THE FUNK ZONE

SANTA BARBARA, CA

 

STAY

HOTELS

Hotel Californian

36 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-882-0100

On a palm tree-lined street in the walkable Funk Zone neighborhood, this upscale Spanish Colonial Revival hotel is 1 block from Santa Barbara train station, a 7-minute walk from Stearns Wharf on the Pacific Ocean, and a quick walk to downtown. 

Elegant rooms with Moroccan accents offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, Nespresso machines and bar equipment. Upgraded rooms and balconies, and some have ocean views and fireplaces. Suites include separate living areas.

There’s a hip cafe with a terrace, plus a stylish Mediterranean restaurant. Other amenities include a rooftop pool and hot tub, as well as a posh, Moroccan-style spa.

Hotel Indigo

121 State St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-966-6586

Set in the trendy Funk Zone neighborhood, this chic adobe-style hotel is 2 blocks from Stearns Wharf and the beach – and a short walk to downtown. 

The contemporary rooms, some with exposed brick walls, offer free Wi-Fi, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemakers. All also have desks, while upgraded rooms add patios with town and mountain views.

There’s a fashionable Mexican restaurant with a sidewalk patio. There’s also an art gallery with a hip cocktail bar, a fitness studio and a business center. Parking is available (fee).

Harbor View Inn

28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara, CA

805-963-0780

This luxury oceanfront hotel is located where State Street meets the Pacific Ocean at Stearn’s Wharf. It is a quick walk to the Funk Zone and just a little further into downtown. 

Each of the contemporary guest rooms has free Wi-Fi and a patio or balcony; many offer ocean or resort/city views. All suites have balconies with views, separate living rooms with wet bars, and sunken tubs in bathrooms.

Amenities include an outdoor heated pool, a hot tub, an adults-only exercise room.

The Waterman

12 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA

805-845-1000

A Moxy Hotel and a part of Marriott Bonvoy, The Waterman is located in SB’s trendy Funk Zone neighborhood right in downtown Santa Barbara. Just steps from State Street, enjoy being walking distance to nearby restaurants, award-winning microbreweries, wine tasting rooms, shopping, and local beaches and attractions like Stearns Wharf and East Beach. Our modern boutique amenities include a communal kitchen equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, onsite library, outdoor pool, and community games like ping-pong, Corn Hole, and Connect 4. Beach cruisers are also available for rent and an on-site marketplace is stocked with refreshments from local vendors. Cozy guest rooms averaging 135 – 175 sq ft in size with a 42″ flat screen TV with premium cable, free WiFi, plush linens, and a modern bathroom with LATHER toiletries giving you everything you need and nothing you don’t. With an array of bed types and views, each Santa Barbara hotel room is styled to perfection, featuring shiny mermaid wallpaper, cheeky tiger pillows, and retro inspired telephones.

VACATION RENTALS

DRINK

WINERIES & WINE TASTING

Riverbench Santa Barbara
DV8 Cellars
Margerum Wine Company
Fox Wine Co. and Blair Fox Cellars
Kunin Wines
Deep Sea Tasting Room
Area 5.1 Winery
Paradise Springs Winery
J. Wilkes
Pali Wine Company
Oreana Winery
Melville Winery
Santa Barbara Wine Collective

31 Anacapa St., Ste. C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805-456-2700

Santa Barbara Wine Collective is both a neighborhood hangout and an uncommon experience for visitors who are interested in tasting a wide range of local wines produced in Santa Barbara County. It is the perfect place to taste wines throughout all AVAs of the county and to compare producers of award-winning chardonnay and pinot noir wines side by side. A shared space with Helena Avenue Bakery allows for the perfect pairing of wine and picnic fare to take with you out on the Urban Wine Trail.

2017 Best Tasting Room, Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Winery
The Valley Project
Lafond Winery
Municipal Winemakers
Corks n' Crowns

WINERY TASTING ROOM + FULL FOOD MENU

Santa Barbara Wine Collective + Helena Avenue Bakery
Waterline: Fox Wine Co. and Blair Fox Cellars + The Nook
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room

WINERY TASTING ROOM + LITE BITES

Santa Barbara Wine Collective + Helena Avenue Bakery

31 Anacapa St., Ste. C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805-456-2700

Santa Barbara Wine Collective is both a neighborhood hangout and an uncommon experience for visitors who are interested in tasting a wide range of local wines produced in Santa Barbara County. It is the perfect place to taste wines throughout all AVAs of the county and to compare producers of award-winning chardonnay and pinot noir wines side by side. A shared space with Helena Avenue Bakery allows for the perfect pairing of wine and picnic fare to take with you out on the Urban Wine Trail.

2017 Best Tasting Room, Santa Barbara Independent

Waterline: Fox Wine Co. and Blair Fox Cellars + The Nook
Margerum Wine Company Tasting Room
J. Wilkes Winery Tasting Room
Melville Winery Tasting Room
Santa Barbara Winery
Lafond Winery
Corks n' Crowns

BREWERIES, TAP ROOMS & GARDENS

Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Santa Barbara
Captain Fatty's Brewery Funk Zone
Brass Bear Brewing & Bistro
Rincon Brewery Santa Barbara
Topa Topa Brewing Co. Santa Barbara
Llama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop
Corks n' Crowns
The Biergarten
Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen Santa Barbara

BREWERIES, TAP ROOMS & GARDENS + FULL MENU KITCHEN

The Waterline: Topa Topa Brewing Co., Llama Dog Tap Room + Bottle Shop + The Nook
Brass Bear Brewing & Bistro
Rincon Brewery Santa Barbara
Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen Santa Barbara
The Project: Captain Fatty's Taproom + Corazon Cocina
The Bier Garten

COCKTAILS

Test Pilot
Pearl Social

SPIRITS

Cutler's Artisan Spirits Distillery & Tasting Room

COFFEE

Dart Coffee Co.
Helena Avenue Bakery
State Street Coffee
Goat Tree

EAT

BREAKFAST & LUNCH ONLY

Helena Avenue Bakery
Goat Tree
Metropulos Fine Foods Merchant

ALL DAY CAFE’

Goat Tree

DINNER ONLY 

The Lark
Loquita

BAKERIES

Goat Tree
Helena Avenue Bakery
Metropulos Fine Foods Merchants

ICE CREAM SHOPS

McConnell's Fine Ice Cream

SANDWICHES & SALADS

Metropulos Fine Foods Merchant

216 Yanonali St, Santa Barbara, CA

Helena Avenue Bakery
The Nook Santa Barbara
Shalhoob's Funk Zone Patio
Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen
Goat Tree

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BURGERS

Finney's Crafthouse & Kitchen
The Nook Santa Barbara
Shalhoob's Funk Zone Patio
Brass Bear Brewing & Bistro

BBQ

Shalhoob's Funk Zone Patio

SEAFOOD

Santa Barbara Shellfish Company
Santa Barbara FisHouse
Bluewater Grill
Harbor Restaurant
Longboard's Grill
Moby Dick Restaurant

CALIFORNIAN CUISINE

The Lark

ASIAN – SUSHI

OKU

SPANISH TAPAS

Loquita

MEXICAN

Mony's Mexican Food
Santo Mezcal
The Project Corazon Cocina & Bar
Flor De Maiz

ITALIAN

Lucky Penny
Rusty's Pizza Parlor

PLAY

SHOPPING

Loveworn
Seaside Makers Collective - Funk Zone
The Shopkeepers
The Blue Door
Sirena
ShineUP Men's
SeaVees
Jules By The Sea
Mollusk Surf Shop
Channel Islands Surfboards Flagship Store Santa Barbara
Surf N Wear's The Beach House
Cabana Home
Lighthouse Skate Shop
Michael Kate Contemporary Furniture
Dylan Star Women's Clothing Store
Hazard's Cyclesport
Mountain Air Sports
Raoul
Isla
Jess Conti Leather Goods

MUSEUMS

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Centre
Reagan Ranch Center

ARTS

Doty Studio
Ruth Ellen Hoag Fine Art at GraySpace
Green House Studios
Loveworn and Rodeo Gallery
Meadow Rose Photo & Art
Seaside Makers Collection
Silo Gallery
Studio 121
Santa Barbara Arts & Crafts Show

BIKE, ELECTRIC BIKE, SURREY,  MOKE, BUGGIE, ROLLER BLADE BOOGIE BOARD, UMBRELLA & CHAIR SET RENTALS

Wheel Fun Rentals

Rent from CA’s largest bike rental featuring hundreds of bicycles including specialty cycles, bicycles, Taga Bikes, Electric Bikes, Moke Electric Vehicles, beach rentals, and more!

2 locations in The Funk Zone area. This is the perfect starting point for expeditions along our World Famous Coastal Bike Path. Follow our boardwalk through Santa Barbara, past beautiful sandy beaches, and on to the bird sanctuary. – Wheel Fun Rentals

Wheel Fun Rentals

24 E Mason St, Santa Barbara

805-966-2282

Electric Bikes by Wheel Fun Rentals

29 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

805-966-2282

3rd location at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

633 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara

805-966-2282

Electric Bikes by Wheel Fun Rentals

2 locations in The Funk Zone area:

Electric Bikes by Wheel Fun Rentals

29 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

805-966-2282

Wheel Fun Rentals

24 E Mason St, Santa Barbara

805-966-2282

3rd location at Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort

633 East Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara

805-966-2282

SB Buggie
SB BUGGIE IS SANTA BARBARA’S NEW GO ANYWHERE DO ANYTHING KIND OF TOUR.

Our Buggies provide fun for everybody who wants an exciting, adventurous, and enjoyable way to explore Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara’s picturesque coastline and Mediterranean climate are perfect for seeing and discovering the town gems that this gorgeous city has to offer. Whether its getting into the mountains of Montecito, exploring under the overhanging oaks of Hope Ranch, or winding your way through America’s Riviera, we are sure your experience will be the best experience you can possibly have when you hop into our Buggies. – SB Buggie

120 E Yanonali, Santa Barbara, CA

805-755-6778

[email protected]

Segway of Santa Barbara

Take a tour of Santa Barbara on a Segway PT with one of our experienced guides and see the hidden gems it takes locals years to find. Segway Personal Transporters (PT) are a great way to experience Santa Barbara with friends, family, and kids– 12 years or older. Our corporate tours provide an excellent opportunity for staff building and bonding too.

For those that would prefer to glide on their own: rent a Segway PT by the hour and explore Santa Barbara your way!

** NEW – Polaris Slingshot Rentals **

Get behind the wheel of a 2018 Polaris Slingshot for an exhilarating cruise along the coast in style! Take it on the freeway to explore Santa Ynez Valley and Solvang, or travel south for an unforgettable coastal adventure. These open-aired, three-wheeled roadsters are an experience you won’t want to miss! – Segway of Santa Barbara

122 Gray Ave, Santa Barbara, CA

805-963-7672

SURF LESSONS

Surf N Wear's The Beach House

GUIDED EXCURSIONS

Grape Adventures Wine Tours

Private Tours  or Shared Small Group Tours (up to 6 people in large SUV or up to 12 people in 2 SUV’s)

Email us at [email protected] to find out more and let us help you plan your next Grape Adventure in Santa Barbara County. Wine Tours also available in Malibu, Ventura and the Ojai Valley.

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Segway of Santa Barbara

122 Gray Ave, Santa Barbara

805-963-7672

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