Recent Searches

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

Badge of Excellence
Santa Barbara, United States
Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour

Select Date and Travelers

Number of travelers
2 Adults3 Adults4 Adults5 Adults6 Adults7 Adults8 Adults0 Children1 Child2 Children3 Children4 Children5 Children6 Children7 Children8 Children
Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance. Learn more
Loading available options...

Safety measures
icon3 hours  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Indulge your passions for food, photography and fun during this 3-hour, small-group, culinary and picture-taking tour in Santa Barbara. Dig into some tasty food and drink during stops at three different local eateries, a microbrewery, two wineries and a distillery in the city’s artsy Funk Zone. As you snack and imbibe, you’ll get helpful tips to capture high-quality food photography using anything from a smartphone to a high-end digital SLR. This small-group trip, limited to 14 guests, includes a guide and all food and drink.
  • Explore Santa Barbara's Funk Zone area on a food and photography walking tour
  • Discover the culinary delights and eye-catching art of this up-and-coming neighborhood
  • Sample of mix of snacks and drinks at local eateries, wine rooms, a distillery and a craft brewery
  • Get expert photography tips from your knowledgeable guide to take the perfect food photo
  • Small group tour is limited to no more than 14 guests
  • Great way to improve your photo skills while sampling a few drinks and snacks
Saved to wishlist!
Food tasting
Wine tasting
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transportation to/from attractions
119 State St , 119 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

Look for your guide wearing a denim shirt with the Eat This Shoot That logo on front. They will be standing in front of Santo Mezcal at 119 State Street.

11:15 AM
Cutler's Artisan Spirits , 137 Anacapa St suite D, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA

This tour will end approximately 2 blocks from the starting point at either Cutler's Artisan Spirits on Yanonali Street or McConnell's Ice Cream on lower State Street.

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.
Stop At:  
Funk Zone
Begin your 3-hour Santa Barbara walking food tour at a central location in the Funk Zone, located near lower State Street. This region once housing warehouses and scuba shops — now revitalized into a bustling neighborhood of hip eateries, wine-tasting rooms, and artist studios — is where you’ll meet your guide for an afternoon food tasting and photo tour. Set out on foot at a moderate pace as your guide shares insights into Santa Barbara’s history and burgeoning art culture. Keep your smartphone ready so you can practice the helpful photo tips your guide offers along the way. You'll have many opportunities to take food photos and colorful portraits in the lively Funk Zone. Along the way, your guide stops for food & drink tastings (all included) at restaurants, a wine bar/bakery, & one microbrewery. Learn how to properly position your food for the best photos as you sample local fare. After your tour you can continue to explore and capture this fun & funky neighborhood on your own.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 21 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for vegan or celiac dietary restrictions. Shellfish allergies cannot be accommodated, but will only miss out partially on one tasting.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Eat This, Shoot That!
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour.

Traveler Photos

See More
See More


88 Reviews
3 stars

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-8 of 88 reviews
Delicious, informative and a whole lot of fun!!
, Jan 2022
The tour was amazing! Each stop had its own vibe and reasons to want to stay longer. The food was amazing and I tried multiple dishes I would have never tried and I was happy to go outside of my comfort zone. We learned interesting things about Santa Barbara and the history of the Funk Zone. The folks on the tour were great. Our tour guide was one of the best parts of the tour. She made sure we had a fantastic experience! I would highly recommend this tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
, May 2021
The trip offered a nice variety of quality foods and wines. We went to places we probably would have not seen. The food was plentiful. I wasn't too excited about sharing chips with strangers so individual portions would have been better but for the most part of the tour the foods were all individually served. Overall a good value for the money and the photo tips were also valuable.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for your review, Guido! It was a pleasure having you and your wife on our tour!
Not worth it
, Oct 2020
The guided tour in Funk Zone was not worth what we paid for. The trip started off with confusion, we attempted to meet our guide in the designated meeting area provided to us via email. After 10 mins past our meeting time and still not spotting our guide, she (guide) eventually called us and let us know she was at a different location but had a hard time articulating where she wanted us to meet her. She kept saying by the train tracks without giving us names of the street? She was real bad at giving us directions so we could make our way. The tour started 25 min late. The tour guide seemed like she didn’t know what she was doing, and worst of all we felt we didn’t go to all the places described in this food tour when booked. For example, we never went to a distillery? Also, we didn’t get very many picture tips? At times it seemed as though we were just zig zagging down the same street hitting different eating places but walking up to a spot then back down to a different spot then back up....on the same street. We really got to know that one street :) The tour gets one star for giving us the opportunity to know where to go if we want good drinks and food and another star just because Santa Barbara is truly beautiful and we enjoyed the historical facts portion of the tour. Overall, I wouldn’t book this tour just go to Funk town on your own and google historical facts and food pics tips, you’ll get more for your buck that way!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Thank you for your honest feedback. We take all comments and feedback seriously as we are always looking for ways to improve. I'm sorry to hear the tour did not live up to your expectations and we apologize for the late start. With all the changes we've had to accommodate with our restaurants and other places we visit, some of the details have had to change quite a bit and often last minute. Just know that we, too, are sad that some of our places have not been allowed to reopen or didn't make it through the shut down. We are doing our best to keep all sites updated with the latest info, but with all the constant changes we seem to fall a day behind here and there. Again, our apologies for that. We truly are grateful for your coming out and supporting small businesses like ours and many others while we navigate these uncertain times. I hope the rest of your stay in Santa Barbara was enjoyable.
Funk Zone fun
, Feb 2020
Our guide, Christy, a friendly person and became a friend to us. Her knowledge of area made walking the zone much more enjoyable to entire group. She brought group together by having a go around with each person doing intro and little info on them selfs.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Thank you for your review! Glad you had a good time with us!
A nice time in the funk zone
, Jun 2019
We had a good time. Sampled lots of delicious food and we were stuffed st the end. We learned so much too. We had a nice tour guide as well that was full of energy.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thanks for your review, Josie! So glad you had a good time with us!
Graham was a great guide! He knew...
Niels E
, Apr 2016
Graham was a great guide! He knew his Santa Barbara history and ensured everyone had a great time by interacting with each person. He is very friendly and is happy to share thoughts about Santa Barbara. I definitely recommend this tour, especially with Graham at the helm.
I treated my husband and a girlfriend...
sun k
, May 2015
I treated my husband and a girlfriend and they both enjoyed the tour.
We had a great time on our Eat This...
Virginia S
, Jan 2015
We had a great time on our Eat This, Shoot That tour! The food was awesome, the photo tips were awesome and the history of Santa Barbara from our tour guide Tara was awesome! We highly recommend this tour!

Compare Similar Experiences

Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour
Santa Barbara Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour


3 hours

Free Cancellation




Free Cancellation



7 hours

Free Cancellation



3 hours

Free Cancellation



7 hours

Free Cancellation



5 minutes

Free Cancellation



6 hours

Free Cancellation



3 hours 30 minutes

Free Cancellation



6 hours

Free Cancellation


Explore Similar Things to Do