Santa Barbara Scavenger Hunt Walking Tour



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  • The scavenger hunt leads you on a unique guided tour of historic Downtown Santa Barbara, California. See beautiful the lively downtown, unique artwork, historic buildings, and discover some of the fascinating history of this jewel of the Riviera of California.
  • You and your team solve 22 fun puzzles and challenges along the way.
  • It’s one of the best Santa Barbara activities for families, or for couples looking for a unique date, or anyone looking for fun things to do in Santa Barbara.
  • Explore Santa Barbara at your own pace. Most groups take between 90 minutes and two hours to finish. Expect about 2 miles of walking on this fun Santa Barbara activity.
  • $49 covers your whole team (2 to 6 people recommended)
  • More than 6 people? Buy one scavenger hunt per team – still just $49 per team of up to 6. Race each other to the finish, or for the highest score.

Points of Interest Along the Way

  • Janssens-Orella Adobe
  • Bustling State Street
  • Historic Santa Barbara County Courthouse
  • Monuments to Spanish Explorers
  • Site of the Royal Spanish Presidio
  • De La Guerra Plaza
  • Many often overlooked sights

What to Bring

  • Required: A fully-charged smartphone or other device with Internet connection to get the questions and submit your answers as you complete the scavenger hunt.
  • Paper, pencil or pens to take notes and solve puzzles
  • Water bottle and comfortable shoes for walking

How to Play

  • Add this scavenger hunt to your cart and complete checkout.
  • When you’re ready to begin the scavenger hunt, start near the free City Parking Lot #3 at 32 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
  • Once you’re at the starting location, log in to your account using the email address and password you entered when buying the scavenger hunt.
  • The scavenger hunt content will be available on this page, and under the My Account section on the menu.
  • If you’re playing with more than 5 or 6 people, we recommend having a captain of each team complete these steps to create their account for the team.