Explore the American Riviera

With its Mediterranean-like climate, spectacular beaches, culinary delights and nearby wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara is a seaside paradise. The train station is two blocks from the beach and just steps from the popular Funk Zone featuring the Urban Wine Trail with 20+ tasting rooms. Santa Barbara County is home to three of California's 21 missions, including Old Mission Santa Barbara, “The Queen of the Missions.” Cultural, culinary and environmentally friendly events are held almost every weekend, and include the annual Earth Day Festival, the Santa Barbara International Film Festival®, and Old Spanish Days Fiesta.

Also served by Amtrak Coast Starlight

Santa Barbara

Things to Do

Santa Barbara’s beaches and parks are a testament to the city’s affinity for fresh air and outdoor fun.

Santa Barbara offers plenty of spas, yoga classes, and wellness centers for rest and relaxation.

Santa Barbara wine country has an authentic vibe all its own, and the experience it offers to wine-curious travelers is unmatched.

Santa Barbara’s inspiring setting has always beckoned to those with creative spirit.

Every meal is a reason to celebrate.  Indulge in creative dishes and drinks at these popular restaurants, bars, and cafes in downtown.

From relaxing on the beach to wandering the grounds of lush gardens, soak up all that Santa Barbara has to offer, free of charge.

Many transit providers offer free bus and shuttle connections to Pacific Surfliner passengers, making it possible to see even more of your favorite destinations. Learn More