TravelingMom.com – September 19, 2017 – see article
“Sometimes you have to leave the car behind when the stress of driving gets to you. And in Southern California, that happens a lot. Fear not! The National Parks TravelingMom actually felt freedom when exploring nearby Santa Barbara without a car. With a combination of a train, a sight-seeing trolley, walking and ride share, never once did she pine for her car.
I will admit it. Sometimes I need to break up with my car. If you spend all day or part of the day shuttling kids or driving around town for work, the last place you want to spend your vacation is in your car. So when I learned I could hop an Amtrak train from most cities in Southern California to Santa Barbara, I did. I’ve got all the details for Santa Barbara without a car.”