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…


Santa Barbara Trolley Company

Welcome aboard Santa Barbara Trolley Tours. With over 30 years in service, we know Santa Barbara!  Let our experienced Santa Barbara native drivers guide you through Santa Barbara’s hot spots! We offer fully-narrated…


Casa del Herrero

Casa Del Herrero Experience Montecito as it was during the 1920s and 1930s on a tour of Casa del Herrero, one of Santa Barbara’s finest architectural landmarks. Built in 1925 and designated a National Historic Landmark in 2009, Casa del…



Surreal Virtual Reality Studio

Surreal will blow you away! It's the ultimate Virtual Reality Studio located right on State street. Fun for all ages and group sizes. Special events and Birthday parties are available. Take on thrilling missions, travel into…


Old Mission Santa Barbara

Travel back in time to Santa Barbara’s earliest days at the historic Old Mission Santa Barbara. With its grand double bell towers, lush gardens and the majestic San Ynez mountains as a backdrop, the Mission is one of the city’s most…


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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