Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Photo by Kelsey Chabot/The Funk Zone
Get FunkyThis formerly industrial warehouse district has undergone a drastic transformation over the past few years. Adjacent to the Amtrak station, the Funk Zone sits between the ocean and Highway 101, and colorful murals and street art have seduced a new cadre of creative and enterprising tenants, from gallery owners and surfboard makers to chefs and spirit distillers. These new residents created the Urban Wine Trail and opened art galleries, tasting rooms, vintage stores, and new restaurants, making the area Santa Barbara's hippest neighborhood.