Why not do something a little different on your next visit to Santa Barbara? (Or on your next free weekend, if you're lucky enough to live here. But in that case, why are you reading this when you could be out surfing, hiking or wine tasting?)
We've got just the thing! Schedule a food or wine and photography tour with Eat This, Shoot That! The good folks at Eat This, Shoot That! will walk you around to all the best places in town, order you all the best things to eat and drink and teach you how to take really, really good food and wine photos with your camera or even your smartphone.
Prepare to wow your friends with your vacation photos and make their taste buds jealous!
The Lucky Penny is a popular stop on the Eat This, Shoot That! food tour of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone — Photo courtesy of Geneva Ives
Eat This, Shoot That! offers two standard tours at multiple times every week. Book the food and photo tour to get your bearings in Santa Barbara's hip Funk Zone neighborhood, or reserve a space in the wine and photo tour to learn more about the downtown wine scene.
On the Funk Zone Food and Photo Tour, you'll learn food photo tips and tricks from a pro while you enjoy tastings, bites and sips from eight different restaurants and artisans. You'll visit Santa Barbara's first legal distillery since Prohibition, savor some amazing seafood and chow down on pizza and beer.
On the El Paseo Wine and Photo Tour, you'll check out local wine tasting rooms that are certain to please your palate. Try some award-winning Central Coast varietals and see the sights in beautiful downtown Santa Barbara while learning travel photo tips from your expert tour guide.
And you know what pairs great with wine, don't you? Cheese! You'll have plenty of that when this tour swings by C'est Cheese, the best cheese shop in Santa Barbara.
Eat This, Shoot That! wine and photography tours are fun for bachelorette parties and reunions, too — Photo courtesy of Eat This, Shoot That!
Both of these tours are around three hours long and cover only a mile or so, just perfect for a leisurely afternoon of indulgence and discovery. There is one flat price for drinkers and another for non-drinkers. Children four and under are free.
The Eat This, Shoot That! team can easily accommodate private tours for 10 or more if you call or email to schedule in advance. If you have other questions about their tours, be sure to check out their FAQ page.
After your tour, you'll still have plenty of time to freshen up before dinner. Check out our list of the 10 best restaurants in downtown Santa Barbara to make a reservation or wait to find a new favorite during your stroll.