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Day Trip to SB: Historic Architectural Walking Tour of Santa Barbara

  • Dec 15, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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Please Note: Read the following instructions carefully...

1) I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate.

2) We will be meeting at the Sepulveda Garden Center at 8 AM to carpool to Santa Barbara. The Sepulevda Garden Center is at the corner of Hayvenhurst and Magnolia in Encino. You can access it by heading North on the 101 Freeway and exiting Hayvenhurst.

3) If you carpool please give your designated driver at least $20 to compensate for gas and car maintenance.

4) The Walking Tour of Santa Barbara costs $10 per person.

5) This is part of a series of events being held in the Santa Barbara throughout the day so if you carpool then plan ot spending the entire day in that area. I expect for us to return to LA around 6 PM.

6) The events are all a la carte, meaning you don't have to attend the other events to attend this one provided you drive there on your own.


Experience Santa Barbara, its' architecture and its' past in a unique and personal way. Join in a small-group walking tour of the downtown area. Led by trained Docents of the Architectural Foundation, the tour focuses on architectural styles, historic buildings, aesthetics, past and present building usage and landscaping history.

Discover why Santa Barbara is so often called "The Riviera of America"


They'll lead you to hidden courtyards, secret fountains and original adobes. Photographic opportunities abound and their leisurely pace invites relaxed enjoyment. View at first hand varying architectural traditions and appreciate close up Santa Barbara's hallmarks: Hand made tiles, wrought iron detailing, stonework, balconies, doorways, arches and fragrant plantings.


See the historic de la Guerra Adobe, El Paseo, the Hill-Carrillo Adobe, the Meridian Studios, the Lobero Theatre and much, much more. Hear the rich anecdotal history of these buildings, their designers, and their builders. Learn what created the stunning transformation that forever changed Santa Barbara from ordinary to extraordinary:


Celebrate the rich heritage left by the first Mexican settlers and those giants of Southern California Architecture Morgan, George Washington Smith, Reginald Johnson, Joseph Plunkett and many others. Catch up today with modern interpretations of Moorish/Mediterranean tradition.


Tours leave from the centrally located de la Guerra Plaza (watch for the docent holding the walking tour sign) Saturdays at 10 a.m

Bring your camera and the children. Children under 12 are free and should be accompanied by an adult. Please no strollers or young children. Walking shoes and suntan lotion or a hat are recommended Tours for private groups and the physical challenged by arrangement. $10.00 per person:

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  • Paula

    Hi Robert. I unfortunately cannot do this tour this weekend, but I'd like to go on a future date. What is the name of the tour company that hosts this? I know there are a number of groups that do SB tours.

    December 12, 2012

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