The Post-Journal – January 1, 2017 – see article
“We departed San Diego on Amtrak’s Pacific Surfliner traveling five hours along the coast to the town of Solvang where everything is centered in the Danish tradition — replicating true Danish architecture and customs. Then we’ll return to Santa Barbara, sometimes called the “American Riviera” with its seaside location, old missions, Spanish architecture, vineyards and endless things to do for visitors.
Traffic? What traffic? On board, relax in spacious seats and enjoy the scenery. Hugging the coast by train affords beautiful ocean vistas from windows on one side and mountain views on the other side of the train. Amtrak provides snacks with coffee, tea or wine. There is true luxury in being able to relax and not worry about driving a car in traffic. All this convenience for a ticket that costs far less than renting a car for even a day…
After an exciting four-day whirlwind trip, we hopped back on Amtrak and headed for San Diego and the flight home.
The return train ride gave me time to reflect on the extraordinary adventures that were revealed to me each of these four days. I began planning my next trip to this wondrous area.”