Address: 12 E Montecito St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Friends Toasting with Wine

The Funk Zone

Santa Barbara's "It" Neighborhood

Home to the Urban Wine Trail, Art Galleries, Foodie Spots, & More!

The Wayfarer hotel is located in downtown Santa Barbara's Funk Zone - home to the city’s burgeoning art scene. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Highway 101, the Funk Zone is brimming with a vast collection of artisan shops, hip eateries, 20+ wine tasting rooms, and award-winning micro-breweries. From winemakers to surfboard shapers to adventurous chefs, it's a must do for Wayfarer guests!

The Urban Wine Trail

Over 20 wineries make up the Urban Wine Trail, which is located in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone and near The Wayfarer hotel. If you’ve come to the area hoping to experience the much talked about Santa Barbara wine tasting in the center of downtown, you couldn’t pick a better starting point than The Wayfarer! This prominent collection of tasting rooms represent Santa Barbara County wineries and are accessible by foot via a 3-block walking trail.

Stearns Wharf

One of Santa Barbara’s most popular attractions, Stearns Wharf is known for its sights, dining, and shopping. Guests of The Wayfarer hotel near Stearns Wharf can check out Conway Family Wines to taste local wine, or check out the SB Shellfish Company for their catch-of-the-day.

Second Saturday Art Walk

Every second Saturday, be sure to check out the Funk Zone Art Walk - featuring local photography, paintings, mixed media, and more. And don’t be fooled by unassuming warehouses; you’ll be surprised by all the culture within.

  • Photo of doughnut and bread
  • Lucky Penny sign
  • Woman standing in front of Lucky Penny penny-wall in The Funk Zone
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