Now booking groups of 20-30 guests
INCLUDED: This excursion begins with a greeting by a Spanish-costumed guide with songs of early California playing in the background. Your guide, a Local Expert, will accompany the group on the Trolley Ride Through History, explaining the itinerary, sharing the towns cultural history, and pointing out interesting landmarks and architecture in the downtown area, showcasing why the town is called “The American Riviera”. The ride also includes the most popular areas along Cabrillo Blvd, Chase Palm Park and coastline views of the Channel Islands, by the lagoon known as The Bird Refuge, and Montecito’s shopping/dining area on Coast Village Road, the Funk Zone. Legendary landmarks of Santa Barbara, i.e., the Court House, Presidio, De la Guerra Plaza, and Natural History Museum, will be seen on this ride. Guests will hear interesting stories about the architecture, the cultural context and local uniqueness of these venues. We will also stop at Old Mission Santa Barbara for a brief tour of the Exterior Grounds. Restrooms and vendor refreshments are available.
Roundtrip transport – From the public beach parking lot to the Museum — by an open-air trolley of classic design. Details provided with ticket confirmation.
Tour admission to Santa Barbara Historical Museum. You’ll have special skip-the-line priority access and a tour of several interior exhibits and the charming courtyard, led by friendly, trained Museum docents.
Experience the history of America’s Riviera from our earliest residents, the Chumash, to the Silent Film Era, to the founding of Fiesta, and everything in between!
Lockwood De Forest: Lighting The Way In honor of Kathleen and Oswald Da Ros, a collection of paintings by the acclaimed artist and interior designer.
Huguette Marcelle Clark: Portrait of the Artist The storied heiress was a student of renowned portraitist Tadé Styka. On loan from Bellosguardo, her work has not been exhibited since 1931.
Downloads (to guest mobile device) of the Tours4Mobile featuring the Mission Exterior, Haskells Beach, The Walk from the Mission to the Wharf, Along the Waterfront, and the Legends & Landmarks of Downtown. A perfect way to preview different areas and learn about the fascinating local history.
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$85 Includes Trolley Excursion to Montecito and Downtown SB, Photo Stop at the Old Mission, Historical Museum Tour of Exhibits