Arrive Car Free to 2015 Santa Barbara
Earth Day & Win Prizes
The Santa Barbara Car Free Project announced that people arriving car free to the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival on April 18 & 19, 2015, can register to win prizes—including the Grand Prize—round-trip tickets for two to/from Santa Barbara and Seattle or Portland aboard the Amtrak Coast Starlight in a private roomette with amazing views and meals included. Watch this new video to see how easy it is to arrive car free: https://www.youtube.com
Mary Byrd, Project Manager with the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District (APCD), the lead agency for the car free partnership notes, “Start your Earth Day Festival experience by walking, biking, or taking the train, bus or electric shuttle to Alameda Park. Enjoy getting in touch with your community and contributing to cleaner air and a healthier planet. Then stop by our booth and register to win prizes.” The Air Pollution Control District/Santa Barbara Car Free booth will be located near the park entrance at Anacapa and Micheltorena streets (near the bike valet parking provided by Bici Centro/Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition).
Additional ‘Car Free’ prizes at 2015 Santa Barbara Earth Day include: pairs of Amtrak Pacific Surfliner tickets; a one-night's stay at the Best Western PLUS Pepper Tree Inn; a 10-ride pass from Clean Air Express; pairs of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum tickets; roundtrip transportation and two seats at a 2015 Dodgers Game via Santa Barbara Airbus; a massage at the Spa at Belmond El Encanto; passes to the Santa Barbara Zoo and 10-ride bus passes from Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District.
To learn how to arrive at Santa Barbara Earth Day car free, download a free map, and discover more about the Santa Barbara Car Free Project, access http://www.santabarbaracarfree.org/earthday.htm and watch the video. To find out more about Santa Barbara’s Earth Day Festival highlights, visit http://www.sbearthday.org
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 to help you make the most of special car free experiences.
De-stress, unplug and relax aboard Amtrak® to Santa Barbara this year. The Santa Barbara Car Free Project today announced that when registering at www.SantaBarbaraCarFree.org, visitors can receive 20 percent savings on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner ®and San Joaquin® (and linked buses) to/from all nine Amtrak stations in Santa Barbara County (Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc, Surf, Guadalupe & Santa Maria) valid for travel through December 16, 2014. (Three-day advance purchase required; blackout dates and restrictions apply, see Car Free website for details and to make reservations).
Mary Byrd, Manager of the award-winning project at the Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District remarked “Take a vacation from your car and discover what you can see car free. Instead of sitting in your vehicle staring at the road ahead of you, you’ll be on the train, looking out the window at surf, sky and mountains; your vacation has already begun. Then when you arrive at the train station in Santa Barbara, you are just two blocks from the beach, in the heart of the city surrounded by hotels, wine tasting rooms, restaurants, art galleries and unlimited possibilities to relax and renew.”
Taking the train to enjoy Santa Barbara’s major festivals is a special treat—since activities and attractions are all within easy walking distance of the train station. Discover Santa Barbara Car Free while attending the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 30-February 9 http://sbiff.org
/ and don’t miss the accompanying Film Feast to enjoy lodging and dining savings. http://www.santabarbaraca.com/filmfeast/
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 want to help you make the most of your special car free experiences. Find resources and car free discovery stories at www.SantaBarbaraCarFree.org
HOW TO CREATE-YOUR-OWN “GREEN VACATION” PACKAGE:
First, check the link for the “Cool Car Free Discounts”: Then select lodging and options -from ocean-front or in-town to luxury to bed & breakfasts inns. Byrd recommended, “Design your own package and get inspiration from these sample theme ideas.”
Santa Barbara Car Free Vacation “Active Green”—Save on a Segway of Santa Barbara tour; rent bikes or a surrey cycle from Wheel Fun; take a kayak tour from Adventure Company or rent mountain or road cycles from Bikes-to-Go or take a wine country guided ride with I Bike Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Car Free Vacation “Tasty Green” — Take a Pedicab Tour of the Urban Wine Trail tasting rooms near the beach—or head into the Santa Ynez Valley Wine country via van, jeep, or limo for a guided tour with discounts from Captain Jack’s, Cloud Climbers Jeeps, DeeTours, Grapeline Wine Tours, Stagecoach Company, Sustainable Vine Wine Tours or Wine Edventures. Savor tasty discounts at Aldo’s, Blue Agave or Louie’s restaurants. On Saturday mornings, stop at the Farmers Market and pick some really fresh greens and more.
Santa Barbara Car Free Vacation “Nature’s Green” — Take the MTD Line 22 bus to the Old Mission Santa Barbara, the Museum of Natural History, Botanic Garden and Casa Dolores. Take the 50-cent electric shuttle to the Santa Barbara Zoo, Ty Warner Sea Center, and the Maritime Museum. Hop between the Marina and Stearns Wharf aboard “Lil Toot” water taxi. Really go car free on the water with Celebration Cruises, Condor Express (whale watching), Santa Barbara Sailing Center or Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises.
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For complete information on the 2014 Santa Barbara Green Vacation Package and “Cool Car Free Discounts” offer and hundreds of car free options including a free, colorful map; call 805-696-1100 or visit www.SantaBarbaraCarFree.org