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10 Things To Do in Santa Barbara Before Summer Ends

Maureen McDermut

Having sold residential real estate in Santa Barbara for over 20 years, initiating her career in Los Angeles selling commercial real estate, and daugh...

Having sold residential real estate in Santa Barbara for over 20 years, initiating her career in Los Angeles selling commercial real estate, and daugh...

Jan 24 7 minutes read

Sip Wine. Shop Art

July 28 - August 25 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Santa Barbara Wine Collective, 131 Anacapa Street, Suite C, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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The Santa Barbara Wine Collective is excited to announce our first Summer Art Series! The first of the series kicks off Friday, June 30 from 4-6 PM, featuring Modern Photographer, Collin Dewell and Jeweler, Laura Wooster. Have fun sipping and shopping as we showcase local, talented artists all Summer long!

Branch Out Nature Escape Room

July 16 - August 27

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

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Experience BranchOut, Santa Barbara’s first nature escape room, at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History this summer! (Ages 7 and up). BranchOut designs games that give kids and experience in nature they will never forget. Modeled off the popular “escape room” movement, our timed missions challenge families to work together to unlock clues by exploring the world around them. Go up against your fiercest rival in the hunt for a mammoth fossil, form a league of secret agent scientists to rescue a government project, or give our entirely new theme a try! Admission to the museum is free with purchase.

Sunday Funday Summer Live Music

July 16 - August 27 Recurring Every Sunday from 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

DV8 Cellars, 28 Anacapa St., Unit C, Santa Barbara, CA 91377

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Sunday Funday! Live Music at the DV8 Cellars Tasting Room all summer long. Enjoy a wine tasting, glass or share a bottle while listening to some great LIVE music!

Santa Barbara Certified Farmer's Market

Recurring weekly every Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

232 Anacapa St. Suite 1A, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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Each week the farmers in the marketplace display a colorful bounty of agricultural products grown right in our backyard. Seasonal diversity is available year-round, rain or shine. Music and entertainment liven the markets while creating a positive ambiance. Come shop and  socialize. Various locations around town: Sunday market in Goleta (Camino Real Marketplace, Storke Rd. & Hollister Ave.,10 AM-2 PM, Storke Rd. & Hollister Ave.), Tuesday market in downtown Santa Barbara (Lower State St., 4-7:30 PM Summer, 3-6:30 PM Winter), Thursday market in Goleta (Camino Real Center, 7040 Marketplace Dr., 3-6 PM), Friday market in Montecito (Coast Village Road Shops, 8-11:15 AM), and Saturday market in Santa Barbara (Downtown Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara St. & Cota St., 8:30 AM-1 PM).

Scuba Diving Trips

Recurring Daily

Truth Aquatics, Inc. 301 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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California scuba diving in the kelp forests around the Channel Islands and Big Sur is a unique and different experience for divers more accustomed to tropical waters. Diving in kelp is similar to a walk in a lush forest of trees with these plants growing to heights of more than 120 feet. Giant kelp helps support this rare aquatic ecosystem, providing domicile for more than 800 species of marine life.

Wine Lovers Tour

Recurring Daily from 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Stagecoach Co. Wine Tours Inc., Santa Barbara, CA

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Join us for a fun day of wine tasting in the beautiful valley and vineyards that is Santa Barbara Wine Country. Book your tour today at, or by calling (805) 686-8347.

Santa Ynez Wine Tour

Recurring Daily from 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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A beautiful, scenic tour of the Valley perfect for any wine lover! Come join us today. This wine tour features tastings are three local wineries, lunch in the Santa Ynez Valley, door to door shuttle service and a knowledgeable guide for the day. Groups often enjoy a barrel room tour and explore the small town of Los Olivos. Your guide will discuss local history and insights into Santa Ynez wine region along the way.

Surfing Lessons

Recurring Daily from 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Santa Barbara Adventure Company, 32 E Haley St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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Come enjoy a perfect day in the ocean waters — swimming, catching waves and relaxing on the beach. Your instructor will take care of all the details. The day starts with a beach lesson covering how to position yourself on the board, paddling techniques and proper stance. Once in the water students will get pointers on maneuvering waves, balance techniques and surf etiquette. We are experts are helping time surfers catching waves! A beach picnic will be served mid-day. Guests can relax on the sand and enjoy drinks and food while recharging.

Santa Barbara Waterfront Historical Walking Tour

Recurring weekly every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

113 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Enjoy walking along Santa Barbara’s beautiful waterfront while learning about the city’s rich and intriguing history; from the early native americans to the new chic Funk Zone. John Ummel, a long-time, retired local resident of Santa Barbara, will take you back in time relating stories of Santa Barbara’s past with a particular focus on events occurring in or near the ocean.

Afternoon Sailing Cruise

Recurring Daily from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

125 Harbor Way #13, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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Come aboard the Sunset Kidd, a 41 ft. Sailing Yacht for an adventure at Sea! Santa Barbara offers the best Sailing on the coast, calm waters, great photography, and the excitement of viewing a variety of sea life. Consume an enchanting panoramic view of palm tree lined beaches and mediterranean red-tiled buildings, sun baked days on the Pacific Ocean? We offer a Full Bar on board with a variety of Quality Hard Liquor, Fine Santa Barbara Wines, Firestone Beer, Champagne, Sparkling Wine, Juices, Sodas, and Water. Snacks are available for purchase also. Bring food, pack a picnic! Great for the kids and we are pet friendly! Never crowded with our 15 passenger maximum. Plenty of seating on the back benches, lay out on the bow, or sit under our covered cockpit. Sit back and relax or help the Captain and Crew. This is not a narrated ride, we love to sail and want to share our love of sailing with you!

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