Santa Barbara Nightlife Walk, Santa Barbara (Self Guided)

Santa Barbara is a wonderful city in California that has been always attracting many tourists with its beautiful architecture, shopping opportunities and numerous sparkling nightspots. Cozy bars, cocktail lounges and explosive clubs offer everything you need to experience an unforgettable night out in Santa Barbara. Take this walking tour to check out the hottest clubs and bars of the city.
How it works: Download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" from iTunes App Store or Google Play to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

Download The GPSmyCity App

Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for IOS   Download 'GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities' app for Android

Santa Barbara Nightlife Walk Map

Guide Name: Santa Barbara Nightlife Walk
Guide Location: USA » Santa Barbara (See other walking tours in Santa Barbara)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 km
Author: sabrina
1
The Press Room

1) The Press Room

Press Room is a little British pub with traditional pub attributes like a juke box with great old punk tracks and a big TV screen showing football games. This pub is a popular hangout among locals. The bar has wide selection of different beers and cocktails at quite cheap prices. Press Room is a great place to start your party night out.
2
Wildcat Lounge

2) Wildcat Lounge

Wildcat Lounge is a modern night club with retro chic décor. This attractive night spot lets its visitors enjoy the party on the dance floor, chill out with friends in red sparkly booths, play pool or try some creative cocktails from the cocktail list at the bar. Local bands and the best national DJs are always there to make sure you have an incredible night out in Santa Barbara. Wildcat Lounge is open daily from 4pm to 2am.
3
Old Kings Road

3) Old Kings Road

Old Kings Road is a traditional English Pub. Here visitors can chill out while having a drink with friends, playing darts or billiards, listening to good live music or watching their favorite football team play. The bar is well stocked with a huge array of beers, ales and cocktails - happy hour from 4 to 7pm. Old Kings Road is one of those cool places where you can spend an enjoyable time. Open daily from 12pm to 2am.
4
The James Joyce

4) The James Joyce

James Joyce is another laid back pub popular among locals and tourists. The pub is situated in the heart of the nightlife hub of the city. This lovely pub has everything that the pub is all about – pool tables, darts, great live music, karaoke nights and a friendly party atmosphere. The bar offers a large selection of liquors, whiskey, cocktails and other drinks with drink specials. The pub was named after the famous Irish author James Joyce. Open daily from 11am to 2am.
5
EOS Lounge

5) EOS Lounge

EOS Lounge is a very stylish cocktail lounge and nightclub. Modern décor and Mediterranean exotic atmosphere make this place popular among trendy local crowds and visitors. The club always has something special to entertain and please customers, be it a cool fashion show, live band performances or the best DJ music. A fully stocked bar offers a wide choice of drinks and tasty cocktails; don’t forget about nightly happy hours. Catch up in a beautiful outdoor patio, chill out in a comfy private booth or hit the dance floor. The club is open Thursday through Saturday from 9 am till 1:30 pm.

Walking Tours in Santa Barbara, California

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Barbara

Create Your Own Walk in Santa Barbara

Creating your own self-guided walk in Santa Barbara is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Santa Barbara Art Galleries

Santa Barbara Art Galleries

Santa Barbara is a poplar tourist destination in California. This lively city has a number of art galleries hosting exciting art collections. Most of the galleries highlight the visual creativity of local artists. The following walking tour will help you discover the most visited art galleries in Santa Barbara.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.9 km
Museums Walk in Santa Barbara

Museums Walk in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has a variety of interesting museums, most of them situated in the downtown area of the city and in the harbor, the most important of which is Santa Barbara's Old Mission and Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Discover the astonishing Spanish heritage of America and the beauty and richness of local nature through this Museums self-guided walking tour.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.1 km
Kids Entertainment Tour in Santa Barbara

Kids Entertainment Tour in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a beautiful Californian City, with plenty of family-friendly attractions. In the American Riviera you’ll find plenty of museums, exhibitions, playgrounds and educational places where you and your children have the opportunity to spend some quality time together. In this walking tour you’ll find attractions for children of all ages, with interesting developing programs, and...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Santa Barbara Downtown Walk

Santa Barbara Downtown Walk

Santa Barbara is a beautiful city in California. Popular as a tourist resort, the city has everything you need to enjoy a fabulous holiday – sunny beach, interesting museums, art galleries, numerous lovely shops and an impressive historic architecture. This walking tour will guide you to Santa Barbara’s most popular tourist attractions.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Shopping Tour in Santa Barbara

Shopping Tour in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has plenty of world class retail shops and diverse local crafts shops for pleasing the most meticulous consumers. Wonderful outdoor paseos, shadowed plazas and long-brick sidewalks make shopping in Santa Barbara the most enjoyable way to spend your free time. Take this tour to discover the best venues for shopping in Santa Barbara.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Nowadays widely regarded as a posh location favored by the rich and famous, Santa Barbara is a beautiful coastal town and a popular weekend spot in Southern California. Other than its beaches and warm climate, the city is also famous for its red-tile roofed stucco architecture, reflecting Spanish colonial heritage, and a plethora of cultural attractions. Follow this orientation walk and discover...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.9 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Santa Barbara for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Santa Barbara has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Santa Barbara, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.