Tuesday, June 20th
John Ummel, a long-time, retired local resident of Santa Barbara, will take you back in time during the upcoming Waterfront Walking Tour, as he relates stories of Santa Barbara’s past with a particular focus on events occurring in or near the ocean. Learn about the city’s rich and intriguing history, from the early Native Americans to the new chic Funk Zone that is transforming SB’s warehouse district.
Whether you are a long-time local resident or a first-time visitor, this guided tour is a great way to learn about the city’s unique past while walking along (and a few blocks behind) the spectacular Santa Barbara waterfront.
The tour will begin at the Maritime Museum at 11 AM on Tuesday, June 20th and end at the Visitor Center. It will be an entertaining 1.5 mile walk taking just under 2 hours, and it will include brief stops at historic points of interest.
You will learn fascinating facts about Santa Barbara’s past that even locals are largely unaware of. And to help take you “back in time”, your tour guide John will provide hand-selected old photos (11 x 17) of historic points of interest to help you visualize the passage of time and the dramatic changes that have taken place in Santa Barbara through the years.
If you are still not convinced that this tour is for you, consider the following news: According to an article by Carolyn Gregoire in Healthy Living, “Taking a walk in nature could be the best thing you do for your mood all day.” A study, conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, found that taking group nature walks is associated with a whole host of mental health benefits and that getting your daily steps in can lead to: better cardiovascular health, reduced stress, improved mood and self-esteem, healthy weight, strengthened bones, and boosts in creative thinking.
And best of all…this Waterfront Walking Tour is FREE!!