2015 Car Free Experience

2015 Take the Train and Show Your Ticket for the Santa Barbara Car Free Experience

Show your current Amtrak ticket (traditional paper, e-ticket, or mobile device) to Santa Barbara and enjoy special experiences through December 31, 2015.

See our 2015 hotel and activity partners listed below to learn more about their special offers. All inquires and reservations are made directly with them. Some restrictions apply.

See more about how to get here by Train or From the Airport.

See our new video featuring the SB Car Free Experience here!


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  • Adventure Company of Santa Barbara
    Adventure Company of Santa Barbara
    The Adventure Company of Santa Barbara leads high quality adventure travel trips with a focus on experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. Our knowledgeable, safe, and friendly g ...
  • Belmond El Encanto
    Belmond El Encanto
    Bask in the glow of Belmond El Encanto’s stunning five-star experience, from decadent spa treatments, to inspired seasonal California cuisine, to your very own bungalow of peace and tranquility. ...
  • Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
    Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites
    Small luxury hotel with the charm of a Bed & Breakfast Inn. Garden pool, aviary, kitchen suites available. Located mid-town, minutes away from beaches, golf courses, historic attractions. Complime ...
  • Best Western Plus Pepper Tree
    Best Western Plus Pepper Tree
    Spanish style resort hotel with 150 spacious guest rooms, surrounding pools, and garden courtyards. Adjacent to shopping and dining. Minutes away from beaches, golf courses, and historic attractions. ...
  • Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
    Best Western Plus South Coast Inn
    The South Coast Inn is located 8 miles north of Santa Barbara.  Perfect for the vacationers and business travelers, just minutes from Santa Barbara Airport & Goleta Amtrak platform.  Rest comforta ...
  • Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
    Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach
    A Santa Barbara classic, Brisas del Mar, Inn at the Beach offers spacious guest rooms, suites, and penthouses, some with full kitchens and fireplaces.  The hotel serves a complimentary deluxe continen ...
  • Captain Jack’s Tours & Events
    Captain Jack’s Tours & Events
    Voted “The Best” Wine Tour Company in Santa Barbara by the Santa Barbara News-Press “Readers Choice Award” two years in a row. Wine tours start at $70 per person. Also offering ...
  • Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico
    Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico
    Casa Dolores is a Mexican popular arts museum and cultural center, which is located in the historic 1843 Botiller adobe.The museum offers the largest hand-crafted art from Mexico on the Central Coast, ...
  • Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara
    Celebration Cruises of Santa Barbara
    Relax and enjoy beautiful views of Santa Barbara’s incredible coastline on the Azure Seas, a beautiful 73′ multilevel yacht with indoor and outdoor seating and a Full Bar (see photo above) ...
  • Cheshire Cat Inn
    Cheshire Cat Inn
    Just 4 blocks from the center of downtown’s restaurants, shops and theaters, the Cheshire Cat Inn offers a choice of luxurious accommodations, surrounded by beautiful English gardens.  Enjoy our compl ...
  • Condor Express
    Condor Express
    Year-round Whale Watching! Enjoy the comfort and safety of Santa Barbara’s first and only hi-speed jet-powered catamarn. CONDOR Express easily accommodates 125 passengers with large viewing deck ...
  • Eagle Inn
    Eagle Inn
    The Eagle Inn is a small, romantic, quiet hotel in a great location, only two blocks from the beach, downtown State Street, the Funk Zone and the train station. Complimentary breakfast, beach cruiser ...
  • Franciscan Inn
    Franciscan Inn
    Located just one block from the beach and marina. Two blocks from train depot. Walk to restaurants. Shuttle stops 2 blocks away. Trolley tour picks up at Inn. Many room styles all with designer touche ...
  • Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
    Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
    Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara blends historic splendor with sophisticated design and offers environmentally-friendly, artful lodging for style-minded clientele. As Santa Barbara’s closest hotel to the tr ...
  • Hotel Santa Barbara
    Hotel Santa Barbara
    Hotel Santa Barbara is located in the heart of beautiful downtown Santa Barbara, and just 4 blocks from the Amtrak Station! Exceptional shopping, renowned cuisine and unforgettable museums and theatre ...
  • I Bike Santa Barbara
    I Bike Santa Barbara
    Single-day bike tours of Santa Barbara’s beautiful wine country; includes transport, bike and helmet, knowledgeable guide, picnic lunch at winery, wine tastings, and souvenir water bottle.  Grea ...
  • Inn by the Harbor
    Inn by the Harbor
    Nestled among lush gardens beneath the swaying palms, the Inn by the Harbor is an enchanting Santa Barbara hotel. Just a short walk from Santa Barbara’s golden beaches, yacht harbor, and oceanfr ...
  • Lavender Inn by the Sea
    Lavender Inn by the Sea
    Along a sweep of California coastline reminiscent of the Côte d’Azur, guests can relax amid the soothing scent of lavender and soft ocean breezes at the Lavender Inn by the Sea.  French-inspired ...
  • Old Yacht Club Inn
    Old Yacht Club Inn
    Escape to our Vacation Rentals in Santa Barbara, CA only 1 block from famous East Beach. The best location in Santa Barbara! Complimentary bike, boogie board, beach chair and beach towel rentals. Free ...
  • Pali Wine Company
    Pali Wine Company
    Pali Wine Co. was created in 2005 with a goal of producing vineyard designate and AVA-specific Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from prestigious sites in California and Oregon at the best possible price, wit ...
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
    Located in the harbor, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is surrounded by colorful ocean crafts, busy fishermen and shopkeepers, and vast sea-life. Inside the museum, discover the historic Fresnel Len ...
  • Santa Barbara Trolley Company
    Santa Barbara Trolley Company
    See the American Riviera in 90 minutes or jump off and on ALL DAY! Santa Barbara sightseeing at it’s finest on the original, fully narrated Santa Barbara Trolley Tour. Santa Barbara Trolley has been a ...
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
    Santa Barbara Zoo
    Even the lions and the giraffes have sweeping ocean views at this charming sea-side park.  The beauty of the animals is matched only by the lush gardens.  Just two miles from State Street, this quaint ...
  • Segway of Santa Barbara
    Segway of Santa Barbara
    We are a boutique tour business in Santa Barbara offering a unique experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Riding a Segway along the beach or down the flower lined streets of the ...
  • Spanish Garden Inn
    Spanish Garden Inn
    The 23-room secluded Spanish Garden Inn offers guests an elegant and intimate retreat in the heart of Santa Barbara’s historic Presidio District. Rooms include a complimentary deluxe continental break ...
  • Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises and Yacht Sales
    Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises and Yacht Sales
    Santa Barbara offers the best sailing on the coast, calm waters, and great photography with the excitement of viewing sea lions, seals, dolphins and whales. This 41 foot Morgan Out-Island ketch featur ...
  • The Fess Parker, A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
    The Fess Parker, A Doubletree by Hilton Resort
    Enjoy complimentary airport and Amtrak shuttle service to our perfect location across from the Pacific Ocean and a few blocks to downtown Santa Barbara. This 24-acre resort offers luxurious accommodat ...
  • Upham Hotel
    Upham Hotel
    The Upham Hotel is a 50-room, Victorian Bed & Breakfast style hotel on an acre of gardens, offering hospitality since 1871. Just two blocks from downtown Santa Barbara’s famous State Street– ...
  • Wheel Fun Rentals
    Wheel Fun Rentals
    Fun for the whole family from ages 0 to 99+. Pedal powered recreational cycles including Surreys, Quad Sport go-carts, Choppers, Slingshots and Deuce Coupe side-by-side tandems, plus bikes, rollerblad ...