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Santa Barbara Car Free 

“Take the Train” Offer

Features Savings on Hotels, Cycling, Sailing & Tours

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. The 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.” Complete details at

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).

 Upon 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:  

 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. Find resources and car free discovery ideas at

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