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Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

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    What to Expect
    Take your food photography skills to the next level before eating and drinking your subject matter on this fun-filled, 3-hour food and photo tour with a small group in Santa Barbara. It’s a great way to explore this Southern California city’s artsy Funk Zone neighborhood while learning some new skills and enjoying great food.

    Start your trip in the late morning from central location in the Funk Zone, a neighborhood within walking distance of the Santa Barbara port. This now-gentrifying area once housed warehouses and is slowly being converted into trend eateries, top-notch wine-tasting spots and hip art galleries. Travel on foot through this happening ‘hood, learning about Santa Barbara’s growing arts scene and city scene history as you walk. When you stumble upon an eye-catching mural or beautiful photo opportunity, listen to your knowledgeable guide as they share a few helpful photo-taking tips.

    As you walk and snap, take a break to enjoy a small sampling of the Funk Zone’s range of tasty food and drink. You’ll hit three restaurants, two wine bars, a distillery and a microbrewery during your trip, enjoying a mix of the best gastronomic delights Santa Barbara has to offer. Best of all, your guide’s useful food photo tips will make sure you have the perfect image to share on social media or with friends and family back home.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    225 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Food tasting
    • Beverages
    • Wine tasting
    • Local guide
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transportation to/from attractions
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Infant meals not included
    • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    What a fun time! My wife and I took the Funk Zone tour during a brief vacation in Santa Barbara. There are other food tour companies in the Santa Barbara area, but we selected this one because of the photography aspect of it. It did not disappoint. The tour took us to eight
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    Response from Adventure33126302441, General Manager at Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
    Responded 2 days ago
    What a wonderful review! We are so happy that you had a great time on the tour with Keith. We hope to see you again on our other tour in Solvang. Thanks again! -Andrew Doran Operations Manager
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    Christy was a great guide and this tour was definitely worth the money. The money easily covers the amount of food and drink that you get, and having the expertise and knowledge of a guide is invaluable. As a local, I learned things that I didn't know before and this tour
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    Response from Tara J, Owner at Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
    Responded 9 Dec 2019
    Thanks for the great review! It's always a pleasure to have locals on our tours and I'm so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully, we will see you on our Solvang tour someday!
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    Along with some friends, I experienced the Funk Zone tour with Kimmie Dee as our guide. What a great time we had, and what a wonderful job Kimmie did!! She gave us such great local history, and took us to several eateries for excellent tastings!! By the end of the tour, we were
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    Response from TaraHaaf, Owner at Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
    Responded 17 Nov 2019
    Thank you for the wonderful review about the tour and our guide! So glad you had a good time with Kimmie!
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    Had an awesome time with my girlfriends as we chose to do this excursion while in port on our Celebrity Cruise! I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I’ve never done a “food tour” before and wasn’t quite sure what the Funk Zone was, but this was an EXCELLENT way to experience
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    Response from TaraHaaf, Owner at Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
    Responded 12 Nov 2019
    Wow! Thanks for the glowing review! We are honored you wanted to spend your time in Santa Barbara with us and we hope the rest of your time on the cruise is just as wonderful.
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    So much food and drinks and everything was so delicious! Had the best time! Lots of laughs and we actually learned a lot about the history of the Funk Zone!
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    Response from TaraHaaf, Owner at Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
    Responded 12 Nov 2019
    Thanks for the wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed your time with us!
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    By: Eat This, Shoot That!
    Lisa C
    81
    Food your
    I’ve been on several food tours...some great, some not so much. This one I really loved. Went with my four sisters
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    Marc G
    11
    A great way to experience life in Santa Barbara.
    What a fun time! My wife and I took the Funk Zone tour during a brief vacation in Santa Barbara. There are other
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    dadena
    3951
    A really fun food and photo tour
    Our daughter bought us a Groupon for the tour as a gift. It was our first time doing a food tour and we had so
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    klintonk7
    Santa Monica, California
    31
    Jan 2020 Solvang Food Tour review
    Bridget was really great! She took us to a few places that we normally wouldn’t of ventured to. The tour was a
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    Waldo E
    10
    Great tour!
    This was our first time ever doing a food tour and I have to say that it was amazing! The food was delicious. The
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    AuntieDons
    10
    If you've never been to Solvang book this tour!
    I just came back from a day trip from Solvang with my friend this last weekend. I've never gone and she had only
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    Ross
    10
    Great way to get to know Solvang
    Bridget was our guide and she was amazing! Knew Solvang's history and loved sharing it. Knew photography and
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    VINCE
    10
    Perfect Way to Walk Through Santa Barbara's Funk Zone and Eat the Necessities
    Christy was a great guide and this tour was definitely worth the money. The money easily covers the amount of food
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    TinaMarieIto
    Altadena, California
    10
    BRAVO FOR KIMMIE DEE!!!
    Along with some friends, I experienced the Funk Zone tour with Kimmie Dee as our guide. What a great time we had,
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    Kim
    20
    A perfect way to experience The Funk Zone!
    Had an awesome time with my girlfriends as we chose to do this excursion while in port on our Celebrity Cruise! I
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