Carless and Carefree in the Funk Zone

Carless and Carefree in the Funk Zone

The Funk Zone is a roughly 12-block area between Highway 101 and the beach and within walking distance of the train station. What was once a dilapidated and neglected part of Santa Barbara has been reborn into an energetic collection of restaurants, distilleries, wine tasting rooms and shops.

Here’s a walking tour of the area that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, an urban wine trail and a tiki nightcap…

Read about the Funk Zone in this week's cover story.


The Funk Zone is a roughly 12-block area between Highway 101 and the beach and within walking distance of the train station. What was once a dilapidated and neglected part of Santa Barbara has been reborn into an energetic collection of restaurants, distilleries, wine tasting rooms and shops.

Here’s a walking tour of the area that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, an urban wine trail and a tiki nightcap…

Read about the Funk Zone in this week's cover story.

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