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2014 Take the Train & Show Your Ticket for the Santa Barbara Car Free Experience 

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Show your current Amtrak ticket to Santa Barbara and enjoy special experiences from May 3 through December 31, 2014! See info on Amtrak discounts here. See our new video here.

Enjoy kayak adventures, hotel amenities and treats, wine tastings, whale watching, and more. See all the experiences below. Download SBCarFree Experience flyer (PDF)

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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 guides offer exceptional service and share sides of Santa Barbara few people experience. For a full description of our enjoyable trips, please visit our web site at www.sbadventureco.com.

Adventure Company of Santa Barbara
720 Bond Ave 
Santa Barbara CA, 93103
Questions: Michael Cohen
TOLL-FREE: 1-888-773-3239
TEL: 805-884-WAVE (9283) or 805-965-1414
E-MAIL: letsgo@sbadventureco.com

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 10% off any coastal kayak or surf lesson booking.
Advance reservations required.

Belmond El Encanto

BelmondElEncantoBask 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.  Ninety-two quintessential, California-styled bungalows dot the lush, terraced grounds featuring seven-acres of gloriously landscaped gardens with sweeping views of Santa Barbara and the Pacific Ocean.  Original architectural features lovingly restored.  Modern additions to the expansive outdoor swimming pool and a new beautifully appointed boutique spa enhance the El Encanto experience.  Guests can enjoy a car free experience throughout Santa Barbara with our electric bikes; take a ride to Old Mission or to the Farmers Market on State Street and then use the electric motor to get you back to the resort for a relaxing retreat. 

Belmond El Encanto
800 Alvarado Place
Santa Barbara CA 93103

TOLL-FREE: 1-800-346-7039
TELEPHONE: 805-845-5800  
E-MAIL: elencanto@elencanto.com 


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Car Free Package includes luxury accomodations, daily breakfast in The Dining Room or In Room Dining ($60 value), one three course dinner in The Dining Room or on The Terrace ($150 value), and use of the electric bikes, pool and fitness center. Available May 1 - December 21, 2014, based on availability, advance reservations required, not available with any other offers.  Please note tax, gratuity and service charge are not included.
 

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. Complimentary transportation to and from Amtrak Station and Santa Barbara Airport. 

Best Western PLUS Encina Inn & Suites
2220 Bath Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Questions: Carol Wolford

TOLL-FREE: 800-526-2282
TELEPHONE: 805-682-7277
E-MAIL: encina@sbhotels.com


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 20% off room rate plus a welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and a Santa Barbara Hotel Group space-efficient reusable tote; and complimentary pick-up and drop-off at the Santa Barbara Train Station. Some blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Advanced reservations required.

BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn

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. Complimentary transportation to and from Amtrak Station, Santa Barbara Airport, and UCSB.

Best Western PLUS Pepper Tree Inn
3850 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93105
Questions: Chivaun Clark

TOLL-FREE: 1-800-338-0030
TELEPHONE: 805-687-5511
E-MAIL: pepper@sbhotels.com


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 20% off room rate plus a welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and a Santa Barbara Hotel Group space-efficient reusable tote; and complimentary pick-up and drop-off at the Santa Barbara Train Station. Some blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Advanced reservations required.

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 continental breakfast each morning, hosts a wine and cheese reception each afternoon, and provides milk and cookies in the evening.

Brisas del Mar
223 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Questions: Gregory Broussard

TOLL-FREE: 1-800-468-1988
TELEPHONE: 805-966-2219
E-MAIL: brisasdelmar@sbhotels.com 


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 20% off room rate plus a welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and a Santa Barbara Hotel Group space-efficient reusable tote. Some blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Advanced reservations required.

Casa Dolores, Center for the Study of the Popular Arts of Mexico

Casa DoloresCasa 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, which includes 6,000 objects made of clay, wood, leather, glass, and tin. We offer rotating exhibitions, arts and craft workshops, and more.

Casa Dolores
1023 Bath Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101
Questions: Yvonne Emerson, Associate Director
TELEPHONE: 805-963-1032
 
E-MAIL: yvonne@casadolores.org

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Free admission and a free color postcard.  For each person showing an Amtrak ticket.

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 149 passengers with large viewing decks, outdoor and indoor seating, full-service galley, bar and restrooms.  Naturalist on board provides narrative regarding marine life.

CONDOR Express
Santa Barbara Harbor, Sea Landing, Cabrillo Blvd. At Bath Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Questions: Carole Kenzel
TOLL-FREE: 1-888-77WHALE
 TEL: 805-882-0088
E-MAIL:info@condorexpress.com 

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 20% discount off any adult whale watching cruise.
Valid Monday-Friday with advance reservations.  May not be combined with any other discount.
 

Eagle Inn

The Eagle Inn is a small, quiet hotel in a convenient location, only two blocks from the beach, State Street and the train station. We have several styles of rooms--some with whirlpool tubs and fireplaces, others with kitchens. Complimentary expanded continental breakfast every morning. Check the website for pictures and additional information.

The Eagle Inn
232 Natoma Avenue
Santa Barbara CA 93101

Questions: Paul Bullock


TELEPHONE: 805-965-3586 
FAX: 805-966-1218
E-MAIL: stay@theeagleinn.com 

 

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 20% discount off room rate, not valid weekends or holidays or the month of August. Bicycles are available free for guests' use.

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 touches. Excellent service always included. Heated pool/spa. Bakery fresh breakfast & afternoon reception. AAA rated.

Franciscan Inn
109 Bath Street
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101
Questions: Debbie Neer

TELEPHONE: 805-963-8845
E-MAIL: info@franciscaninn.com


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Receive 10% off your room rate and two complimentary 90-minute Santa Barbara Trolley Tour tickets (Valued at $44). The Trolley offers all day on and off access to Santa Barbara's finest attractions.  Package must be booked at time of reservation. Not valid in July and August. Some restrictions apply including not good with any other offers and some holidays will be excluded.

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 train station, with public bus and trolley stops at the front door and nearby bike and foot paths to the beach and Stearns Wharf, Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara is the perfect car-free lodging choice. Contemporary art, colorful murals, and a plant-filled living wall grace this 41-room boutique hotel. Select rooms have private outdoor gardens and mountain views.  Facilities include an art library, business center, fitness room, boardroom, and MCASB Satellite art museum as well as Chef Ricardo Zarate’s Blue Tavern Restaurant. Stay in the heart of art at Santa Barbara’s hottest new address!

Hotel Indigo
121 State Street
Santa Barbara, California
Questions: Dan Alvarado, General Manager

TOLL-FREE: 1-877-270-1392
TELEPHONE: 805-966-6586

EMAIL: sales@indigosantabarbara.com 


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Enjoy a complimentary specialty cocktail or dessert at the adjoining Blue Tavern after check in at the hotel. Must be of legal drinking age to enjoy alcoholic beverage. (Maximum 2 Amtrak tickets per room).

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 theatres are just steps away. Each of our guest rooms combines the craftsmanship of the original architecture with a feeling of openness and relaxed charm. Hotel Santa Barbara's Mediterranean styled lobby, with its elegance and natural lighting, is the perfect place to rejuvenate before stepping out. Join us, where warm hospitality and rich history come together, offering the perfect blend of charm and contemporary comfort.

Hotel Santa Barbara
533 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Questions: Nadine Turner

TOLL-FREE: 1-888-259-7700
TELEPHONE: 805-957-9300
FAX: 805-962-2412
E-MAIL: info@hotelsantabarbara.com


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: $10 off your room, plus 2 complimentary tickets for the Santa Barbara Trolley tour ($44 value!) - subject to availability - for midweek (Sunday through Thursday) reservations. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel and reference "CAR FREE" when calling. Complimentary continental breakfast is included!

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.  Great exercise, great food, great wine. C'mon Everybody!

I Bike Santa Barbara
Questions: William Cochran
TEL: 805-705-7998 
 E-MAIL:william@ibikesantabarbara.com

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Complimentary bottle of wine on the tour at Kaena Wine Co. in Los Olivos. 
(One per group reservation).

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 oceanfront restaurants. The Inn serves a deluxe continental breakfast, afternoon wine and cheese, and evening milk and cookies.

Inn by the Harbor
433 West Montecito Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Questions: Gregory Broussard

TOLL-FREE: 1-800-626-1986
TELEPHONE: 805-963-7851
FAX: 805-962-9428
E-MAIL:
innbytheharbor@sbhotels.com


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 20% off room rate plus a welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and a Santa Barbara Hotel Group space-efficient reusable tote. Some blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Advanced reservations required.

Lavender Inn by the Sea

Lavender Inn by the SeaAlong 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 paintings adorn the walls, lavender bouquets grace each room, and sunlight shimmers off the waters of the pool.  The hotel serves a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, provides wine & cheese in the afternoon, and milk & cookies each evening.

Lavender Inn by the Sea
206 Castillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA  93101
Questions: Gregory Broussard

TOLL-FREE: 1-800-649-2669
TELEPHONE: 805-963-4317
E-MAIL: lavenderinnbythesea@sbhotels.com


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 20% off room rate plus a welcome bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival and a Santa Barbara Hotel Group space-efficient reusable tote. Some blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Advanced reservations required.

Louie's Restaurant

Louie's is located in the historic Upham Hotel and reflects the charm and tradition of its location. There are cozy tables and booths inside or on the heated veranda outside. A small but well-stocked wine bar is at the entry. Guests are served extraordinarily fresh seafood, pastas, filet mignon and nightly specials. Serving lunch Monday-Friday from 11:30am-2:00pm and dinner seven nights starting at 5:00pm.

Louie's (at the historic Upham Hotel)
1404 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Questions: Anne Rizzoli
TELEPHONE: 805-963-7003
E-MAIL: annerizzoli@cox.net

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Recieve a FREE DESSERT with purchase of any entrée at time of ordering lunch or dinner.

Pali Wine Company

PaliWineCoPali 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, without compromising winemaking.  Pali's 800-square foot wine tasting room in the popular Funk Zone has an outdoor patio and two-story, floor to ceiling windows that offer a view of the artistic quarter.  Tastings are regularly $10 per person and include five pours from Pali Wine Co.'s diverse portfolio.  Open daily, call for hours.

Pali Wine Company
116 E. Yanonali Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Questions: Allie Grant
TELEPHONE: 805-560-7254
E-MAIL: Allie@paliwineco.com

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: 2-for-1 Wine Tasting.
Each Amtrak ticket presented is only good for 2-for-1 tasting. Must be of legal drinking age to enjoy alcoholic beverages.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden 

The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden fosters the conservation of California's native plants through our gardens, research and education, and serves as a role model of sustainable practices. The Garden is a place of beauty and serenity and boasts 78 acres of lush landscape. It features one of the largest collections of California native plants in the state with vibrant displays spread across 5 ½ miles of trails that include towering redwoods, lush meadows, and the historic Mission Dam. Pack a lunch and relax in a picnic area while enjoying the Garden’s stunning vistas.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
1212 Missions Canyon Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
TELEPHONE: (805) 682-4726
E-MAIL: info@sbbg.org

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Buy one regular-priced adult admission, get one of equal or lesser value FREE.
Good for general admission during regular operating hours. Excludes special events. Cannot be combined with any other discount or offer. Not valid towards previous purchases or exchangable for cash. 

Savor Santa Barbara Food Tours

SavorSBFoodCome enjoy the delicious tastes of Lower State Street and the hip and happening Funk Zone.  Eat and drink where the locals do!  Our 3-1/2 hour walking tasting tour features 7 tastings, including both a wine and a beer tasting, while also exploring some of the local architecture, history and sights of Santa Barbara.  All food and drink tastings, enough for lunch, are included in the ticket price, as you savor all that Santa Barbara has to offer!

Savor Santa Barbara Food Tours
133 E. De La Guerra #179
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Questions: Erin O'Rourke
TELEPHONE:  805-364-2165
TOLL FREE: 800-979-3370 
  EMAIL: info@savorsantabarbarafoodtours.com

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Recieve an additional special tasting (given in the form of a gift certificate). 
Available May 2014-May 2015. Must be of legal drinking age to enjoy alcoholic beverages.

Segway of Santa Barbara  

Segway of SBWe 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 city has been the highlight of many visitor's holiday. See the hidden gems it takes locals years to find. Whether it's a great meal, a spectacular view or a charming place to stay, our expert guides can show you where they are on a Segway!

Segway of Santa Barbara
16 Helena Ave
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Questions: Jerry
TELEPHONE:  805-963-7672
EMAIL: jerry@segwayofsb.com
 

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: $50 off per couple.  Redeemable only if space on tour is available.  Not valid July 1 - August 31.

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 breakfast, covered parking and wifi, fireplaces, private balconies and patios, luxury linens, spa services, AC, HDTV and pool. Just steps from fine dining, shops, museums, galleries and theatres. Take a vacation from your car and discover Santa Barbara sights and attractions.

Spanish Garden Inn
915 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Questions: Christine Piper   

TOLL-FREE: 1-866-564-4700
TELEPHONE: 805-564-4700
E-MAIL: christine@spanishgardeninn.com 


2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Receive a complimentary 1/2 day bicycle rental for two with each reservation.
Must specify "Take the Train" promotion and show Amtrak tickets upon check-in. Valid until further notice.

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 features teak interiors and luxurious accommodations. Choose from a sunset sail, morning sail, or afternoon excursion in the beautiful Santa Barbara Channel, overlooking the American Riviera. Offering romantic sunset/cocktail cruises every evening. Since 1987, Captain Dennis Longaberger and his crew have offered private sailing charters for individuals, couples and groups. The Sunset Kidd is US Coast Guard approved and certified to carry up to 15 passengers in deluxe comfort and safety. 

Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises and Yacht Sales
125 Harbor Way #13
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 
Questions: Captain Dennis Longaberger

TELEPHONE: 805-962-8222
FAX: 805-965-1627
E-MAIL: info@sunsetkidd.com

2014 "Take the Train" Offer: Purchase 2 adult tickets and price will include a bottle of sparkling wine.