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Santa Barbara County Courthouse Tours and Tickets

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The white-walled Santa Barbara Courthouse is one of the city’s most famous landmarks and is considered one of the most beautiful public buildings in the US. The hand-painted frescoes, sunken gardens, and 85-foot (25-meter clock tower draw many visitors.

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1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour
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Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour

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Eat delicious lunch food, drink great drinks and learn about downtown Santa Barbara on this 3.5ish-hour walking tour. Indulge your palate for a few hours with sipping, sampling, and savoring. You will enjoy food from 5-6+ local eateries, 1-2 wine tastings or 1 wine tasting plus another alcoholic beverage (depends on the day, it could be wine, beer or a cocktail). Go where locals like to go. This fun, informative and local walking lunch tour is sure to pleasantly fill you up and entertain the whole family. Great for a daytime activity and awesome way to learn about other places to eat and drink on your visit! TOURS CAN EASILY BE MADE PRIVATE - please email, call or text us for more information regarding private experiences. IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE WALKING OR HEALTH ISSUES, please let us know, we do occasionally offer slower paced tours or please consider a private tour experience to meet your comfort level.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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$130.00

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

Santa Barbara Electric Bike Tour

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Explore Santa Barbara by electric bike, covering plenty of ground on a morning or afternoon excursion. Ride your easy-to-use beach cruiser to key landmarks such as State Street and the Santa Barbara Mission as your knowledgeable guide shares the city’s history during this Santa Barbara bike tour. Have your camera ready as you glide along the renowned Pacific coastline. Numbers are limited to five people, ensuring personalized attention and a small-group experience.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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Private Santa Barbara History and Architecture Walking Tour

Private Santa Barbara History and Architecture Walking Tour

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Santa Barbara offers a wealth of history and architectural splendor—and this private walking tour is the perfect way to discover the city’s highlights and lesser-known attractions alike. Set off with your guide at a time that works best for you, and visit landmarks like El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, City Hall, and the Granada Theatre. Learn about everything from the city’s origins to adobe construction as you go.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.00
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$99.00
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Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Adventure

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Make Santa Barbara your game board with a 3-hour scavenger hunt adventure for a team of 2–5 people. Use a smart phone to follow a series of locally-themed clues that lead to fun challenges with your friends and family. Trace a 2-mile route past historic monuments, seaside neighborhoods and hidden gems to get an insider's look at the city. Rack up points to compete against prior scavenger hunt teams, or simply enjoy the self-guided tour at your own pace, with plenty of stops to eat, drink and sightsee.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$20.52
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Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Barbara
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Wine & Chocolate Walking Tour of Downtown Santa Barbara

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For a foodie-friendly outing combining local history with California wine culture, you can enjoy the best of both with this Santa Barbara small-group tour. Start your midday adventure with convenient meet-up in the downtown area. With your guide leading the way, you can sip wine at two boutique tasting rooms, sample artisanal chocolates, and learn about the region's famed wine industry and top winemakers.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour
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Historic Santa Barbara Food Tasting Tour

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Savor the best of historic Santa Barbara on a 3.5-hour culinary walking tour through the heart of this scenic, seaside city. Meet local chefs and artisans as you explore alongside your local guide, and get an insider’s take on the vibrant gourmet scene. Sample locally-made wines, handcrafted chocolate and gourmet cheese at a series of six tasting stops that include a public market, wineries and boutiques. Learn a bit of local history as you trace the relaxed course, which blends essential landmarks with hidden gems and local favorites.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Santa Barbara Private Tour and Wine Tasting Experience from LA
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Santa Barbara Private Tour and Wine Tasting Experience from LA

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Experience a luxury alternative to crowded sightseeing buses with this private and personalized Santa Barbara day tour from Los Angeles. First, head to the downtown area to see Spanish-inspired architecture, as well as the Santa Barbara Courthouse, and the beautiful Old Mission building. The trip also factors in one wine tasting in the scenic town of Los Olivos.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$280.00
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$280.00
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Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour and Game

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Enjoy a guided walking tour of beautiful and interesting parts of Santa Barbara while following clues on your smartphone and solving interesting puzzles along the tour. Play the game on your smartphone with your group as the game guides you through the city. Score points for correct answers and try to get the high score on the leaderboard. See major attractions as well as less-known gems of Santa Barbara on this unique scavenger hunt and walking tour. Play any time that fits your schedule! There is no in-person guide you have to wait for! Tour downtown Santa Barbara and see State Street, the Presidio, Anacapa Street, the Courthouse building, and more. Your group of 2 to 6 people works together to solve the 22 challenges on the scavenger hunt. Wear comfortable shoes! You'll walk about 2 miles along this scavenger hunt tour. Explore the city at your own pace Enjoy fun challenges with family and friends Discover Santa Barbara's hidden gems and historic sights Perfect for all ages
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$24.50
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$24.50
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Santa Barbara Locals History and Nature Tour

Santa Barbara Locals History and Nature Tour

Discover many of Santa Barbara’s key historical highlights—and most scenic vistas—on this private, half-day tour. Pick a time that works best for you, and set off to explore landmarks like the Santa Barbara Courthouse and Clock Tower, Mission Santa Barbara, and the More Mesa Preserve. You’ll also hike along the city’s seaside cliffs, will learn about the local Chumash people, will discover the Santa Barbara Harbor, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Santa Barbara Highlights Private 2-Hour Driving Tour

Santa Barbara Highlights Private 2-Hour Driving Tour

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World class private tour, completely controlled by you! Come see the best sights in Santa Barbara, at your leisure! Commentary and Tour by Laure Spiers, a local legend! Don't worry about other people, this tour is completely tailored to you! With our app, you can pause the tour, and check out the locations as long as you want! You can skip a stop you don't like, and you have all the best information about each stop at your fingertips.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Half Day Tour of Santa Barbara's Architecture

Private Half Day Tour of Santa Barbara's Architecture

Situated on a south-facing section of Californian coastline, Santa Barbara lies between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara's climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been branded as the "American Riviera" due to its similarities with the French Riviera. The Spanish influence is evident throughout the city with white stucco buildings, red-tile clay roofs and Spanish street names. In fact, two of the city’s iconic landmarks that you’ll visit Santa Barbara County Courthouse and the the18th-century Old Mission appear to have been transplanted directly from Spain. You’ll also visit El Presidio Real de Santa Bárbara a former military installation also known as the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara founded and built by Spain in 1782. The Spanish influence goes way back to 1602 when adventurer Sebastián Vizcaíno landed here after surviving a huge storm on the eve of Saint Barbara’s feast day.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$285.00
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$285.00
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BEST Santa Barbara via Amtrak Coast Starlight Train and Bus Tour

BEST Santa Barbara via Amtrak Coast Starlight Train and Bus Tour

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Ride on a train to Santa Barbara! Explore the beauty of this amazing city. Sightsee amazing sites in a relaxed ride. Experience a perfect family-friendly adventurous day. Today, we will depart from Oxnard Railway Station and ride the Coast Starlight train to Santa Barbara! Here, you can enjoy the stunning coastline views along the way. Upon reaching our destination in Santa Barbara, we will enjoy a lovely lunch and explore the true beauty of Santa Barbara. Itinerary: Los Angeles → Oxnard → Amtrak Coast Starlight (60 mins, ticket included, no tour guide during the trip) → Pier Santa Barbara (90 mins) → Superior Court Of California (60 mins) → Old Mission Santa Barbara (40 mins) → Los Angeles
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  • 10 to 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Full Day Private Tour of Santa Barbara - 10 Hours

Full Day Private Tour of Santa Barbara - 10 Hours

Our private, 10-hour Santa Barbara tour begins in LA and transports your private party (up to 13) to four of the most popular destinations in Santa Barbara. - Drive up the Pacific Coast Highway - Santa Barbara Pier and State Beach - Mission La Reina - Santa Barbara County Courthouse - State Street Promenade You'll be transported to each city destination in our luxury Mercedes Sprinter. Our driver/guides will share local insights and answer questions along the way. Not a native English speaker? No problem. In addition to English, our drivers speak fluently French, Dutch, German, Italian, and more. We’re happy to work with you to customize this tour depending on your time and interests. Just let us know!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,250.00
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Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

Santa Barbara Trolley Tour

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Visitors who want a quick, fun overview of Santa Barbara's highlights will love this 90-minute trolley tour of the American Riviera. Drive past landmarks like the courthouse, the zoo, the Mission, and the Museum of Natural History. Learn about the town's culture and history from live commentary and note places that you might want to return to independently later.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

Private Group Wine Tour of Santa Barbara Wine Country

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Explore Santa Barbara's wine country on a private tour for just you and your group of friends or family. You'll visit four wineries for wine tastings of different varietals, plus enjoy a provided lunch. Up to 14 people can be accommodated with pickup and drop-off in Santa Barbara or surrounding towns.
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  • 6 hours
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Amtrak Coast Starlight+ Santa Barbara 1-Day Tour

Amtrak Coast Starlight+ Santa Barbara 1-Day Tour

Ride on a train to Santa Barbara! Explore the beauty of this amazing city. Sightsee amazing sites in a relaxed ride. Experience a perfect family-friendly adventurous day.
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  • 8 hours
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Santa Barbara County Courthouse hours of operation: Docent led tours Mon-Sat 2:00pm; and Mon-Tue and Fri at 10:30am. The Santa Barbara Courthouse is open weekdays from 8:00am - 5:00pm and Sat, Sun, and holidays 10:00am - 5:00pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.