Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone is home to many of the unique and distinctive things that make the city special. A rich artistic culture, a dynamic dining scene, and some fun attractions and activities provide plenty to enjoy and choose from. To help sift through all of the Funk Zone’s great attractions, we’ve put together a short list to help guide you to the best galleries things to do.

Santa Barbara Surfing Museum

• 16 Helena Avenue

• Santa Barbara, CA 93101

One of the Funk Zone’s smaller attractions, the Santa Barbara Surfing Museum is an intimate exhibition on the history of surf and its importance to the neighborhood. Decked out with old wooden surfboards, ukuleles and an expansive variety of other artifacts, this museum offers a fun exploration of vintage surfing culture and the history of the sport.

Pali Wine Co.

• 116 Yanonali Street

• Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Pali Wine Company has a relatively new tasting room in the Funk Zone, just a few blocks away from the ocean. The delicious wine, sourced from Lompoc California — just north of Santa Barbara — can be sampled in the Funk Zone during the store’s Tuesday tastings.

The Lark

• 131 Anacapa Street

• Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Located in the old Santa Barbara Fish Market Building, The Lark brings delicious local food, served with artisanal flair to the Funk Zone. Some beloved menu items include the herb-roasted diver scallops and deviled eggs with crispy pancetta. Add in an amazing drink list filled with local wine and craft beer, along with a breezy, friendly atmosphere and the Lark is a hands-down Funk Zone favorite.

Eat This Shoot That

• 800-656-0713


Eat This Shoot That hosts guided tours of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone featuring food, wine and spirits tastings throughout the neighborhood’s many renowned establishments. The tour guides are professional photographers who add an educational aspect to the experience, teaching guests how to capture the neighborhood’s unique beauty. Bring your camera, phone, and hungry belly on this wonderful exploration of Santa Barbara’s most vibrant neighborhood.

Santa Barbara Art Foundry and Gallery

• 120 Santa Barbara Street

• Santa Barbara, CA 93101

The Santa Barbara Art Foundry and Gallery stands at the center of the Funk Zone’s highly regarded arts community. Acting as a shop, gallery and event space, there’s a lot being showcased at the Foundry and this gem is a must see to experience the true vibe of Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone.