48 Hours in Santa Barbara


We’ve got your must-see, must-eat, must-do list for Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, and its neighboring wine country region, was put on the map over 10 years ago when the cult classic film Sideways hit the big screen and portrayed everything wine. Over a decade later, many of the traditional and long-standing restaurants and wineries in the area are still thriving, while a whole other burgeoning community has emerged.

Take, for instance, The Funk Zone. This 12-square-block area near Santa Barbara’s waterfront has everything a food- and beverage-lover could ever ask for: wine tasting rooms, artisanal food shops, craft breweries, a host of innovative restaurants, and newly-launched hotels like The Wayfarer that are awakening this relatively new neighborhood. Read on