Funk Zone

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Funk Zone
Funk Zone
Formerly a industrial neighborhood, this outdoor warehouse district has undergone a drastic transformation over the past few years. Colorful murals and street art have seduced a new cadre of creative and enterprising tenants, from gallery owners and clothing boutiques to tasting rooms and casual outdoor cafes. Adjacent to the Amtrak station and straddling the ocean and Highway 101, the Funk Zone is certainly Santa Barbara's hippest neighborhood and most accessible one too.

The Urban Wine Trail is an oenophiles dream realized, the set of galleries an art-lovers paradise. There's some vintage shopping too, and some secret surfboard shapers creating their wares. It's also possible to wander around and simply window shop, enjoying the outdoor murals and colorful art installations.

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