Culture in Santa Barbara, Part II

Terravant in Santa Ynez Valley near Santa Barbara, California Palm Trees in Santa Barbara Whale Watching in Santa Barbara, California Whale Watching in Santa Barbara, California Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California Ghost light at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara, California Presidio of Santa Barbara, California Presidio Neighborhood of Santa Barbara Presidio Neighborhood of Santa Barbara Grassini Vineyards Tasting Room in Presidio Neighborhood of Santa Barbara The Cheese Shop in Presidio Neighborhood of Santa Barbara Presidio Neighborhood of Santa Barbara Jamie Sloan Tasting Room in Presidio Neighborhood of Santa Barbara Casa Del Herrero in Santa Barbara, California Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara, California Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara Butterfly Beach in Santa Barbara Cielito in Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Nightlife

Part II (Part I Here) of my journey to learn more about Culture in Santa Barbara, I was given a docent-led tour of the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Going into the tour I never considered myself an art buff, but hearing the stories behind the featured works helped give me a different perspective. Sadly it was one of the stops I wasn’t allowed to take photos during, even though it was a surprise favorite. Afterward it was a short drive to Terravant in the Santa Ynez Valley for a winemaking tour with Gary Hartley from the movie Sideways. Dinner (and dessert!) at the Hitching Post II was only appropriate to end the evening.

The next morning after breakfast at On The Alley was a magical whale watching trip in the Santa Barbara Channel, a tour of the Lobero Theatre (with a ghost light!) and a wine-themed walking tour of the Presidio Neighborhood. After a sunset tour of Casa Del Herrero, we enjoyed some tapas at the Four Seasons Biltmore, a sunset at Butterfly Beach, and then settled in to Cielito for a delicious dinner.

For a full list of stops during my trip, visit my Guide To Santa Barbara.

This trip was sponsored by Visit Santa Barbara and the wonderful local establishment(s) listed above. To learn more about Santa Barbara and their cultural offerings (beyond the beach), please visit their website. All opinions, text, and images are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make life here at Team Wiking a little sweeter.

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