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


Yellow Bird Music Inc.

Welcome to Yellow Bird Music, the premier destination for enriching music education in Santa Barbara, California. Perfect for visitors and locals alike, our music studio offers a variety of engaging classes and private lessons tailored for children…


Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Celebrate 5,000 years of human history and creativity on a visit to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA). First opened in 1941, the Museum is located in the heart of downtown in a stately building that was once the Santa Barbara Post Office.…


Art Spot on Wheels

Art Spot on Wheels is a full-service art studio that hosts outdoor painting experiences throughout Santa Barbara County. At the beach or in a vineyard, you can learn how to capture the scenery on canvas! Art Spot on Wheels can come to your location…


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 tours packed with…


Santa Barbara County Courthouse

For a firsthand look at one of the country’s most beautiful public buildings, look no further than the Santa Barbara County Courthouse. Designed in the Spanish-Colonial style and completed in 1929, the fully operational Courthouse is an…


Free Santa Barbara Walking Tours

Modeled after the tip-based European tours, Free Walking Tour Santa Barbara has been offering their award winning tours to locals and tourists alike since 2017.  Choose the 90-minute Funk Zone Tour and you'll explore…


El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

Explore an 18th-century historic symbol of Santa Barbara—and the many cultures that intersected here—at the site of the last Spanish fortress in California. Operated by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) for…


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