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Santa Barbara Car Free Offer

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The Coast Starlight provides provifdes even more spectacular scenery than Hwy 1--and you don't have to keep your eyes on the road. The Coast Starlight provides provifdes even more spectacular scenery than Hwy 1--and you don't have to keep your eyes on the road.

TASTE News Service, June 10, 2017 — The Santa Barbara Car Free Project invites visitors to show their train tickets to Santa Barbara and enjoy car free fun and experiences through December 31, 2017.


ElPaseoWineTour TaraJones PicmonkeyEl Paseo wine tour is popular choice      Photo: Tara JonesThe new 2017 “Take the Train” offer features specials on bicycling, sailing cruises, horseback riding, museum and zoo visits as well as hotel savings and more. Lyz Hoffman, coordinator of the award-winning project at the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District remarked, “Our partners are offering some great experiences when you arrive by train; just show your ticket when you check into a participating hotel for perks; then have more car free fun such as a sailing excursion, whale watching, a walking food tour, a museum or zoo visit and so much more.”

Through December 31, 2017, travelers to Santa Barbara can show their Amtrak tickets (paper, e-ticket, or mobile device) to the following attractions and activities for specials and experiences: Adventure Company of Santa Barbara (kayaking & surf lessons), Captain Jack’s Tours & Events (wine tasting or horseback riding), CONDOR Express (whale watching), Eat This, Shoot That! Santa Barbara Food & Wine Tours; I Bike Santa Barbara (cycling wine tours), MOXI—The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation, Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Sailing Center, Santa Barbara Trolley Company, Santa Barbara Zoo, Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises, Wheel Fun Rentals (bikes) and Wine Edventures (tours).

Santa Barbara trainstation PicmonkeyTrain station in Santa Barbara sees frequent arrivals and departuresUpon check-in at the following hotels and inns, travelers to Santa Barbara will receive special offers when presenting their train tickets at: Beach House Inn, Belmond El Encanto, BEST WESTERN PLUS Encina Inn & Suites, BEST WESTERN PLUS Pepper Tree Inn, Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach, Cheshire Cat Inn, Hotel Indigo, Hotel Santa Barbara, Inn by the Harbor, Lavender Inn by the Sea, Old Yacht Club Inn, Santa Barbara Inn and Upham Hotel.

Fourteen Amtrak trains arrive/depart Santa Barbara every day including the Coast Starlight (Los Angeles to Seattle) and the Pacific Surfliner (San Diego to San Luis Obispo). Several special offers and discounts are available. For all the info, see: http://www.santabarbaracarfree.org/traindiscount.htm

Santa Barbara Car Free is an award-winning project founded and led by the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District with more than 100 community partners who are dedicated to making car free vacations care-free.


Editor’s note: More information about Santa Barbara can be found at http://santabarbaraca.com/. You may also want to check out the Central Coast listing in Taste California Travel’s Resource Directory. There you will find links to hundreds the websites of hundreds of Lodging and Dining options, as well links to sites of Wineries and Craft Beer purveyors.

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