Funk Zone Studios
The Santa Barbara Art & Entertainment District
The Funk Zone is known for its cluster of great wineries, distilleries, art studios, live music, fabulous cuisine and “funky finds!”
The Funk Zone is the perfect place for tasting some of Santa Barbara's finest local wineries and breweries. There is also often live music on any given day of the week.
The Funk Zone is THE hot spot of Santa Barbara at the moment. It's full of wine tasting rooms, restaurants, a few bars, and a brewery (Fig Mountain). Some of my favorite wineries are Kunin Wines, Lafond, and Riverbench. The Zone is just about a block from the beach! Wineries normally close around 6…
“Cold Spring Trail (I've been admonished that there is no "s" in the name) begins gently in shade by a creek that almost always has plenty of water. After a gentle uphill for 1/4 of a mile you reach a bench by the creek where you can sit and clear your mind with the gentle sounds of small waterfalls. This bench is at the junction of the West Fork of Cold Spring Trail. To stay on the main Cold Spring Trail, continue from the bench without crossing the creek. The trail climbs up and out of the shade to an Edison road with power lines. If you are tall enough to see over the bushes you'll get a good view of Montecito. On the way up to this spot, be careful on one of those switchbacks that you don't head straight and get off the trail. You will end up on a loop trail that brings you back to the trailhead. Another place to find this loop trail is from the power lines by turning right (west) and following the Edison road. Either one of these detours will provide you with a nice short work-out hike perfect for after work or early morning, or just when you feel like a shorter hike. After reaching the power lines the trail continues eastward in chaparral up a very steep, rocky climb all the way to East Camino Cielo Rd. Before reaching the top is a turnoff to Montecito Peak, a very steep, but short climb to a pointy peak in the mountain range. There is a box hidden somewhere at the summit for logging your triumphant summit. At the top of Cold Spring Trail at East Camino Cielo Rd. by the water tower the trail actually continues down the other side of the mountain and deep into the back country. That part of the hike is described under Camino Cielo Hikes as Forbush Flat and Blue Canyon. 9 mile round trip.”
Point of Interest
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