We wanted to go to Santa Barbara for 1 day - Sunday Feb 16 - but just learned about I-405 closure. We'll be staying in LA for one night (in MarVista) and next morning we planned to leave our luggage at laxluggagestorage and to take the Santa Barbara Airbus at 9am from LAX and then back from SB to LAX at 6:20 pm (arrival in LAX: 8:45pm, our flight from LAX is on 10:55pm). Now I see that it's probably a bad idea. Although only the northbound I-405 will be partially closed, everybody is talking about another "Carmageddon".
1) Is it a really bad idea? :)))
2) Any alternatives to Santa Barbara - for people who don't drive and have 12 hours before their flight ?
(Reason why we want to go there: it supposed to be beautiful and relaxed, right?)
I know that we can take Amtrak but google says that travel time from LAX to SB using public transportation and Amtrak is about 5 hours. We thought about flying there but it's crazy to spend $400 just to take a stroll...
Any suggestions will be appreciated!