Shopping Tour in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara (Self Guided)

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.
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Shopping Tour in Santa Barbara Map

Guide Name: Shopping Tour in Santa Barbara
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: 1.5 km
Author: HollyZ
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Santa Barbara Cigar and Tobacco

1) Santa Barbara Cigar and Tobacco

Santa Barbara Cigars and Tobacco opened in 1996 and provides the city with refined cigars and original accessories. The selection of humidors, lighters and cigar cutters will satisfy even a very pretentious consumer. This is a shop for all your smoking needs. Inside the store you can relax and enjoy aromas of the shop and flat screen TVs. This shop carries all the top brands available today, like Canacho Liberty, Tatuaje, La goria Cubana Artesanos de Miami, Rood 101 and many others.
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Bella Rosa

2) Bella Rosa

Bella Rosa is a shop that should be visited as a gallery; even if you don't intend to buy anything, just enter and enjoy the warm atmosphere, check out the luxurious items and enjoy the exclusive paintings of local artists. In Bella Rosa you'll find exciting Estate Jewellery, Coloured Diamonds, Rare Antique and Modern decorative Art. The products sold there represent an impressive collection of cultural diversity from around the globe. At Bella Rosa you have a great chance to select the best present in the world for yourself and your friends and relatives.
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La Arcada

3) La Arcada (must see)

Right in the center of the city, La Arcada shopping street is a peace of history, with modern malls with plenty of unique art galleries, shops and the best restaurants in the city. Sidewalks decorated with beautiful sculptures, fountains, and well-groomed flowers decorate the lush landscapes. You'll find casual clothing in natural fabrics for women, marvellous treasures and fine things, original artworks by Santa Barbara Art Association and other unique items to see and to buy.
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Paseo Nuevo

4) Paseo Nuevo (must see)

Paseo Nuevo is an open air shopping center, dotted by small cafeterias and restaurants along the center. There is a great variety of shops and boutiques in Paseo Nuevo, where you'll find world renowned brands like Victoria's Secret, Gap,Chico's, Cashe, Banana Republic and others. After shopping you can spend your free time in Paseo Nuevo's numerous restaurants, bars, cinema's and even a theater.
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Chocolate Maya

5) Chocolate Maya

Chocolate Maya is a one-of-a-kind candy shop that you would want to live in, as they sell pure, fresh, luscious chocolates of all possible shapes, tastes and color blends, as well as candies, from classical truffles and creamy bonbons to spicy candies. Also you can find spicy and traditional chocolate drinks to soothe your soul. There is a large selection of organic, natural chocolate products for those who are close to nature. Special products for gifts, parties, weddings, corporate specials and holidays can be found as well.

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.
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
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
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
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 Nightlife Walk

Santa Barbara Nightlife Walk

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.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.7 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

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.