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Arriving in Santa Barbara

Cheap flights to Santa Barbara are made available through a shuttle service that flies from LAX. The Santa Barbara Municipal Airport is located in the neighbouring town of Goleta. The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District bus Route 11 links the airport with downtown Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Airbus also operates several times a day offering transportation to tourists from Goleta, Santa Barbara and Carpinteria to LAX. Budget and Hertz car rental kiosks are available at the airport terminal for the more private traveller.

Getting Around Santa Barbara

Other than the connecting flights to Santa Barbara, there are many other ways to get around. The Amtrak housed in State Street provides a service to commuters using both the Pacific Surfliner and the Coast Starlight. A Greyhound bus station is located on the corner of Carrillo and Chapala streets, near the local bus transit centre. The Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District runs buses all over the city as well in the neighbouring Goleta and Metecito. The waterfront hosts many companies offering bicycles or inline skate rentals for exploring beach areas. Taxi companies such as Orange Cab, Rose Cab and United Taxi are also available to get you where you want to go.

Main Attractions in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara flights invite you to a city where there is much to do and see. Whether you decide to surf, explore beaches, play golf, hike in the mountains or paraglide; you will experience another level of enjoyment. Various sites to visit include the Karpeles Museum located in West Anapamu Street and the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History on Puesta Del Sol Road. Santa Barbara Zoo is also a must see for any touring family, with over 600 animals, the zoo provides entertainment to all ages.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Santa Barbara

Airfare to Santa Barbara delivers you to a city filled with culture, history and adventure. Santa Barbara is a shopping paradise where trendy boutiques and popular chain stores such as Restoration Hardware can be found. Some local stores include the Italian Pottery Outlet and Nordstroms. There are many Latin-themed dishes available in Santa Barbara. Some culinary choices include Downey's Restaurant, Café Buenos Aires, Los Arroyos and Cajun Kitchen. For those who enjoy a good nightlife experience, they can venture to places such as the Mercury Lounge, O'Malley's Bar and the Sushi Restaurant which transforms into a popular night club after dark offering three bars, billiards and a dance floor.

On Arrival...
  • Santa Barbara is 8 mi from Santa Barbara Airport (Santa Barbara, CA).
  • Santa Barbara Airport (Santa Barbara, CA)
    • Right now, 7 airlines operate out of Santa Barbara Airport.
    • Santa Barbara Airport offers nonstop flights to 7 cities.
    • Every week, at least 259 domestic flights and 0 international flights depart from Santa Barbara Airport.

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