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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 about an hour and a half, 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!  For more information contact Joanna Kaufman, Program Director (

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Here’s our 2017 season planned so far!

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All walks start promptly at 5:30 and end around 7.


July 26th – Walk for Wellness with Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE

This month’s Walking Wednesday is brought to you by a collaboration between COAST and Sansum Clinic’s Healthy People Healthy Trails program. Join diabetes and nutrition educator Gerri French, MS, RD, CDE, for a leisurely walk through the neighborhood of Pilgrim Terrace with stops at the community soil and hydroponic tower gardens. This is an opportunity to learn and ask an expert your questions on living and eating well. The Healthy People Healthy Trails program aims to work collaboratively with land agencies, health care providers and community partners to improve the health and wellbeing of community members through the use and enjoyment of trails, parks and open spaces. Starting location will be the Pilgrim Terrace Community Gardens at the corner of Modoc Road and Pilgrim Terrace Drive.  Please park at La Cumbre Junior High which is located across the street.

August 23rd – The Funk Zone and Art Studio Tour with area artist Marcello.

September 28th – Chinatown & Japanese History of Santa Barbara with Anne Petersen, Executive Director, Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation


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.