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Free Walking Tour Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA, USA
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About Free Walking Tour Santa Barbara
Select from two free walking tours: The 2-hour guided Waterfront Tour where John Ummel, a long time retired resident will take you back in time relating interesting and entertaining stories of Santa Barbara's past with a particular focus on events occurring in or near the ocean or the 90 minute Funk Zone Tour, Santa Barbara's converted warehouse district now home to wine tasting rooms, brew pubs, art galleries and eateries. Both tours include optional wine tasting for $8 per person!
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balmeetsingh wrote a review Aug 2020
Bakersfield, California3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had the opportunity to take both of John's tours. They were filled with history, interesting anecdotes, storytelling, and great photos. Loved learning about this little known history of Santa Barbara and especially the fig tree!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Suzanne wrote a review Jun 2020
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We recommend this enjoyable and informative tour of the Funk Zone. Have lived in Santa Barbara more than 40 years and yet learned fun and interesting history during the walkabout. John is an enthusiastic storyteller with a fun and energetic style. We plan to take the Waterfront Tour as well.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Lea W wrote a review Jun 2020
Santa Barbara, California1 contribution
Take this tour - definitely! I grew up here & still learned so much. The whole group had a blast. Plus it’s a different, spicy side of Santa Barbara.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Loren M wrote a review Jun 2020
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John offered an excellent tour. I appreciated many aspects of the experience. John clearly devoted the time and energy to doing his research and putting together his walking tour. He provided lots of historical photography for context and always made sure to answer any questions we might have. I can't wait to get back any take the waterfront tour!
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Brandon G wrote a review Jun 2020
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John is awesome! He is very knowledgeable about the city and its history and is also very friendly. He has a bunch of really neat historical photos as well! My wife and I had a great time and I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Free Walking Tour. It was best thing we did in our 3 days In Santa Barbara.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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