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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!

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Here’s our 2017 season planned so far!  

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

March 22nd – The Santa Barbara Waterfront, Part 2 with Dave Davis, former SB Planning Director and former Executive Director of CEC.  A special fundraiser walk for COAST.  We will continue our tour of the SB Waterfront where we left off last year, including La Entrada and the Funk Zone, Skaters’ Point, Chase Palm Park, Fess Parker DoubleTree, the Chromatic Gate, our old/new desalination facility, Wright properties, Garden Street back through the Funk Zone to Figueroa Mountain Brewery where a portion of all beer proceeds benefit COAST!


April 26th – A Tour of Old Town Goleta! with Fermina Murray.  Meet at the Goleta Valley Community Center.


May 24th – Valerio Street Victorians & More!
with Betsy Green, area historian.  There’s a wonderful assortment of historic Victorian houses along Valerio Street, and some other more recent styles, as well.  And how many Santa Barbarans know there’s still a wooden bridge in our city?  Explore West Valerio Street from State Street to the wooden bridge and back.

June 28th – More Riviera Gems! with Karen Feeney.

July 26th – TBA with architect Cass Ensberg.

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

September 28th – TBA


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