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Walking Wednesdays

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Walking Wednesdays is a series of free, local walking tours around Santa Barbara during the Spring and Summer months.  COAST organizes these walks to promote safe, fun and educational walking in Santa Barbara, as part of our Santa Barbara Walks initiative. Each Walking Wednesday explores a different area and theme.

Walking Wednesdays are on the fourth Wednesday of every month from March thru September, starting at 5:30 PM.  Locations vary, and walks last until around 7:00 PM. Docents in 2016 included architects Anthony Grumbine, Jeff Shelton, Dennis Allen and Alex Pujo, former S.B. City Planning Director Dave Davis, Riviera expert Karen Feeney and landscape architect Robert Adams.

We thank our docents and sponsors for enabling us to continue our popular Walking Wednesdays program for our seventh year in 2017:

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            Stephen Murdoch        Rod & Susan Hersberger

Here’s what’s next for our 2017 season:
(All walks start promptly at 5:30 and end around 7)

September 27th – Asian & Presidio District History with Anne Petersen, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation

Meet in front of the El Presidio Chapel at 123 E Canon Perdido St., near the corner of Santa Barbara Street.  Free parking is available off E Canon Perdido St. behind Panino deli restaurant (look for the ‘Free Event Parking’ sign).

For more information contact Joanna Kaufman, our Program Director at

Check our Facebook page or here monthly for updates, and contact us at if you have a suggestion for a walk or would like to lead one.