Classes & Tours

Are you interested in nurturing your own inner artiste, developing a new talent or going behind the scenes? Santa Barbara cultural tours and classes will help you tap into your creative side and leave you feeling inspired. Whether you want to paint, take photography classes, take a step back in history, sample Santa Barbara’s best food and wine, or just sit back and admire on a sightseeing excursion, there is a tour or class for every interest.

Santa Barbara inspires people not just to follow their passions in life, but to share them with others. As a result, the community has founded and fostered a number of cultural tours and classes that highlight the very best our city has to offer, including local art galleries, museums, artists’ studios, historical landmarks, culinary destinations, wineries and more. We encourage you to immerse yourself into our spirited creative haven, with hands-on activities that are guaranteed to create unforgettable experiences.

Classes & Tours in Santa Barbara


Kaplan International

Kaplan International has 80 years of excellence in education and is the largest network of schools in the English-speaking world. Kaplan Santa Barbara is centrally located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara just steps from world famous…



Old Mission Santa Barbara

Due to county and state COVID-19 mandates, docent guided tours are not available until further notice. Self-guided tours are now open Mon -Sat from 9:30am -4:00pm and Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm. The Mission Gift Shop, parking lot, and restrooms are open…


Cal Coast Adventures

If you’re looking for a rental or tour of Santa Barbara or just something fun to do, you’ve found the right place! Cal Coast Adventures offers 10 different types of bike tours from electric bike tours of the city to leisurely mountain…


Santa Barbara Ghost Tours

Santa Barbara Ghost Tours offers a variety of exciting, informative and entertaining ghost tours in some of the beautiful neighborhoods in Santa Barbara. We offer a many of ghost tours for our guests to enjoy. View our website for public…


Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

Let us take care of all the details while you enjoy the heart of Santa Ynez wine country, home to some of the best California vintners. All of our tours are a great opportunity to sample and learn about the region’s wines. Santa Ynez Wine…


The Painted Cabernet

The Painted Cabernet is a locally-owned paint and sip studio. If you aren’t an artist or haven’t painted before, step into The Painted Cabernet and your inner artist will be found! Our instructional artist will guide you through the…


Additional Experiences


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Fresh berries at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market