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Santa Barbara, CA: Murder Mystery Detective Experience

1. Santa Barbara, CA: Murder Mystery Detective Experience

Step into the shoes of a newly-minted detective, tasked by Commander Mahoney to solve a gripping case... murder on the streets of Santa Barbara. During this crime solving audio adventure, you'll visit each of the 10 locations marked on the map, either in person or virtually via the web version (included). You'll have the choice to experience the downtown area with the walking map, or go with the driving route on the outskirts of the city. Once you choose, the exact starting point will be revealed. *See images for route New for 2024, you'll also have the option of exploring the downtown area from your couch while playing the web version on any browser enabled device (PC, tablet, cast to Smart TV). You'll park or stop at each location, listen to the audio story and put your detective skills to the test by gathering clues and piecing together the evidence. At the end, you'll make your deductions and issue an arrest warrant. Your all around detective skills will be tested too, culminating in a Case Performance Score to gauge your sleuthing prowess. Suitable for solo detectives, dynamic duos, or groups of mystery enthusiasts, this game will have you immersed in an audio tale full of intrigue. The game awaits, detective – are you prepared to crack the case?

Santa Barbara: Self-Guided Walk with App-Based Audio Guide

2. Santa Barbara: Self-Guided Walk with App-Based Audio Guide

Take an idyllic walk through Santa Barbara with a GPS-based app as an audio guide. Walk the route at your own pace, and stop by sights including El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, West Beach, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Start on the corner of Alice Keck Park Memorial Garden and Alameda Park, where you’ll learn about Santa Barbara’s earliest roots, including the Chumash Natives who lived there more than 9,000 years ago. Discover one of the city’s most important historical sites, the El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park, before walking the city’s Urban Wine Trail. Soak in the fresh air along West Beach, and learn how the Funk Zone got its name. Stop by spots significant during prohibition, and take in some of Downtown’s most iconic landmarks including Hotel Californian, Lobero Theatre, Hotel Santa Barbara, and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Gaze at one of the city’s oldest structures, the Covarrubias Adobe. As you wind your way across State Street to Stearns Wharf where the walk ends, hear about the disastrous 1925 earthquake that destroyed the area, and the preservation efforts in place in the Downtown district.

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What people are saying about Alameda Park, Santa Barbara

Doing this self-guided tour was a wonderful way to learn about Santa Barbara. It was easy to purchase, download, and use throughout my 3-4 hour walking tour (I got ~20,000 steps doing this tour). I was able to control the app settings and pause the narration when I wanted to explore an area or monument or museum in more depth. The voice of the narrator was calming and entertaining. The narrator was clear, specific, and lively! I was able to do this tour at my own pace and in my own time which was wonderful!