Visiting Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California is one of the world's premier vacation destinations. Here you'll enjoy a mild beach climate, breathtaking scenery, world-class dining, shopping, and cultural events and festivals, and access to spectacular destinations in the surrounding area.
You don't need a car to enjoy Santa Barbara. The beautiful oceanfront and the downtown historic district can be best explored on foot, or using a superb network of bus routes, bicycle paths, and private transportation services. Excursions to outlying areas, including the romantic and remote Channel Islands and beautiful valley wine country, are available through private boat, bus and tour operators. See How to be Car Free for some suggestions and itineraries.
Use this website to find out about all the ways you can get to and around Santa Barbara without a car. Imagine taking the train up the coast, hailing a bike cab on State Street, riding an electric shuttle along the waterfront, or catching the next boat to the Islands. It's your vacation. Save up to 50% on hotels and activities with our promotions and packages! Enjoy!
Below you will find links to other sites that provide visitor information for Santa Barbara and our surrounding communities. You will also find maps and links to some of the most popular downtown attractions. Download a rack card showing how to get to Santa Barbara's attractions on public transportation (PDF file) here.
If you live in Santa Barbara, check out our Santa Barbara Locals page to see how this site might be of use to you, too.