Taste of Santa Barbara Tour

sb tasting tour

Walk the streets of Santa Barbara and eat your way through the city one bite at a time on the Taste of Santa Barbara Tour! The starting point for the tour is an 8-minute walk (0.4mi) from the Spanish Garden Inn, making it the perfect location to stay while you visit the city.


About Taste of Santa Barbara Tour

Owner Allison Costa started the Taste of Santa Barbara Tour in 2014 after successfully running food tours in Ventura and Ojai for over 3 years. Her passion for all things food, the success of her first company Ventura Food Tours, and the growing popularity of the Taste of Santa Barbara Tour led her to launch her second company, Santa Barbara Tasting Tours, in early 2015.


There are 6 scheduled tasting tours for the month of December: December 2nd, 5th, 12th, 14th, 19th, and 27th. The tour runs from 11am-2:30pm and starts at the corner of State Street and Figueroa Street in downtown Santa Barbara. An exact starting point will be provided once the tour is booked. Tickets are available for $75 per person and must be reserved in advance. The price of the ticket includes tastings at six different locations, all sales taxes, and tips. Tour tastings vary, but all guests will become acquainted with historical locations throughout Santa Barbara such as the Arlington Theatre, the Granada Theatre, the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, and the Presidio. If you are traveling in a large group and are interested in taking a tour together, Private Tasting Tours are available 7-days a week for groups of 8 or more.


All of the tours showcase Santa Barbara favorites including French pastries, northern Italian dishes, gourmet cheese, local wine, handcrafted chocolates, and more! Partnering businesses include:


There is a significant amount of walking required for the Taste of Santa Barbara Tour, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. For more information on the tour and answers to frequently asked questions, click here.


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Taste of Santa Barbara Tour

Where: Santa Barbara, California

When: December 2, 5, 12, 14, 19, & 27; 11am-2:30pm

Admission: $75/person



Where to Stay


Spanish Garden Inn

Santa Barbara’s finest luxury boutique hotel, located downtown. The Spanish Garden Inn is your perfect summer festival basecamp. Enjoy its unique atmosphere and luxurious accommodations while planning out your days itinerary! 915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. 805.564.4700