2017 Car Free Experience

2017 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, 2017.

See our 2017 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 ...
  • Beach House Inn
    Beach House Inn
    Experience Santa Barbara from the convenience of our quiet West Beach neighborhood. The Beach House Inn is only two blocks away from the Amtrak station and the popular Cabrillo Boulevard waterfront. V ...
  • 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
    Conveniently located downtown close to shopping, dining, wine tasting, the theater district and popular area attractions. The hotel offers a variety of comfortable accommodations from standard rooms t ...
  • Best Western Plus Pepper Tree
    Best Western Plus Pepper Tree
    Casual style resort hotel with 150 spacious guest rooms, 2 pools and spas with lush garden courtyards. Adjacent to shopping and dining. Minutes away from beaches, golf courses, and popular area attrac ...
  • 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 and is located just 2 blocks from the popular Sant ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 catamaran. CONDOR Express easily accommodates 125 passengers with large viewing dec ...
  • Eat This, Shoot That! Santa Barbara Food & Wine Tours
    Eat This, Shoot That! Santa Barbara Food & Wine Tours
    Eat This, Shoot That! is Santa Barbara’s food/wine and photo tour company that walks guests through the Funk Zone or Presidio for tastings of the best food and drinks in town! With your smartpho ...
  • Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
    Hotel Indigo Santa Barbara
    At the Hotel Indigo, our eclectic vision sets a new standard for hotels in Santa Barbara, where style, value, and environmental responsibility combine for a consummate cultural experience. With state- ...
  • 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 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 r ...
  • Lavender Inn by the Sea
    Lavender Inn by the Sea
    Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Lavender Inn by the Sea is just two blocks from Santa Barbara’s picturesque beaches and yacht harbor. Stearns Wharf, the oceanfront bike path, and downtown s ...
  • MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
    MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation
    MOXI is Santa Barbara’s newest destination for families and curious minds of all ages. The museum’s three floors (including a spectacular rooftop Sky Garden) are filled with hands-on exhib ...
  • Old Yacht Club Inn
    Old Yacht Club Inn
    Escape to our historic Inn and Vacation Rentals, just one block from famous East Beach. The best location in Santa Barbara! Complimentary bicycles, boogie boards, beach chairs and beach towels. Free W ...
  • Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants
    Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants
    The perfect place to shop, dine and explore! Paseo Nuevo is your outdoor shopping destination, offering national retailers, specialty shops, restaurants, sunny Spanish-style architecture, and beautifu ...
  • Santa Barbara Inn
    Santa Barbara Inn
    Located across from East Beach, the Santa Barbara Inn features 70 spacious guest rooms and suites, most with views of the Pacific, while others face the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains. Five-fixture bat ...
  • Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
    Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
    The mission of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is to preserve and celebrate the maritime heritage of the California coast and present it to the public in an interesting and exciting way.
  • Santa Barbara Sailing Center
    Santa Barbara Sailing Center
    Welcome to the Santa Barbara Sailing Center! We are Santa Barbara’s premier venue for on-the-water fun. Choose from a wide variety of public cruises aboard the Double Dolphin, our 50 ft. sailing catam ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Test Pilot
    Test Pilot
    Test Pilot is a contemporary tiki-inspired neighborhood cocktail bar. Located close to the Pacific Ocean in downtown Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, our venue celebrates re-imagined exotic classic co ...
  • The Good Lion
    The Good Lion
    The Good Lion is a modern Santa Barbara cocktail bar. Our intimate space’s design is inspired by the ‘American Riviera’ and the beverage program features a weekly rotating ...
  • 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 ...
  • Wine Edventures
    Wine Edventures
    Wine Edventures offers daily group and private education-focused tours of the Santa Ynez Valley. Learn everything from grape to bottle while enjoying fantastic wines from the area’s boutique win ...