Getting to Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Airport is located about 5 miles from downtown Santa Barbara and is the most convenient way to travel.  Flights are available through Phoenix, Denver, San Francisco, Dallas, and Seattle.

Los Angeles International Airport is about two and a half hours from Santa Barbara, depending on traffic.  If you are not planning on renting a car, we recommend taking the Santa Barbara Airbus from LAX.  Bus tickets are $50.

Burbank Airport is about two hours by car or train from Santa Barbara.  If you are not renting a car, you can take the Amtrak from to Bob Hope Airport Train Station to the Santa Barbara Train station.

Things to See in Santa Barbara

First-timer's Guide

The Botanic Gardens

The Saturday Farmer's Market

Courthouse Clocktower

Santa Barbara Map
Breakfast and Coffee

Scarlett Begonia
Helena Bakery

The French Press

Lunch and Dinner

Metropolus (sandwiches)
Corazon Cucina (mexican)
Lucky Penny (wood fired pizza)
Mony’s (our favorite taco spot)

Arigato Sushi
Zaytoon (middle eastern)
The Public Market (food court with great mexican, thai and bbq)


The Good Lion (cocktails)
Third Window Brewing (beer)
Frequency Wine Company (wine)