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Santa Barbara Travel Guide

Just kick back, unwind and let the savvy team at Orbitz help you craft your perfect Santa Barbara vacation. If you want to package your flight and hotel options to save some dough, you're on the right track! Want to save up to $369^? All you need to do is bundle your bookings by selecting your choice of airfares, hotels, rental cars and experiences. And it gets better — if you have no clue who to fly with or where to stay, our ever-expanding database has no less than 500,000 international accommodation options and 500 airlines. The choice is yours! There are limitless flight options, room types and awesome experiences to satisfy your wandering spirit. Which ones will you decide on?

Where is Santa Barbara?

Nothing puts you in the mood for traveling more than researching your next dream destination. So, are you ready to learn a bit more about Santa Barbara? You'll discover it approximately 300 miles south of Sacramento, the state capital of California, and roughly 25 miles west of Ventura. There are around 88,000 friendly locals that live in this part of Central Coast California.

Places to Visit in Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Courthouse deserve to be right up the top of your itinerary. You'd be mad to bypass these extraordinary attractions! You wouldn't want to plan a trip to Santa Barbara without going to impressive attractions like the Santa Barbara Zoo and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. More top picks include the Lotusland and the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum. If you're not rushed for time, make an effort to swing by all of them. Be sure to check out Presidio Santa Barbara and discover its important contribution to the area's past. Seeking some more options? Gaze at the variety of plants and flowers and enjoy a peaceful stroll around the tree-lined paths of Santa Barbara Botanical Garden. But there's more! Watch as the students and faculty staff walk through the grounds of Santa Barbara City College. Now imagine the similarities and differences between the social scene of today compared to decades ago.

Car Rentals in Santa Barbara

See the region how and when you want by checking out car rentals in Santa Barbara with Orbitz. Rev up that engine and buckle up — it's time to roll! Collecting a vehicle straight from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport means you'll be off the runway and onto the freeway before you can say, "Taxi!" Two of the best options are Dollar Rent A Car and Enterprise. They're located close by, so you'll find them easily. Enterprise is right in the heart of the city. Simply head to 601 Chapala St. If there isn't anything suitable for you there, Budget at 34 E Montecito St should be your next port of call.

Where to stay in Santa Barbara – Hotel Accommodation

Snap up a place to stay and get ready for your ultimate vacation! Orbitz offers 54 hotels in Santa Barbara. Fabulous luxurious hotels in Santa Barbara include the San Ysidro Ranch and the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. If you're traveling on a shoestring budget, we suggest the Franciscan Inn (109 Bath Street) and the Ala Mar by the Sea (102 West Cabrillo Blvd). The Simpson House Inn is just 0.7 miles away if you're looking to stay next to Mission Santa Barbara. Located 0.7 miles away, the Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites is is within walking distance too!

Nearest Airports to Santa Barbara

Lying 8 miles west of Santa Barbara's center, Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA) is where your journey begins. Once you've grabbed your suitcase from the baggage carousel, you'll be discovering the awesome sights of Santa Barbara before long!

Popular Places to Visit Near Santa Barbara

Go to Santa Barbara for its unmistakeable culture and feel. Though, you also have world-famous attractions close at hand! Six Flags Magic Mountain draws people from every nation. Castaic, about 60 miles from Santa Barbara, is a handy base when visiting this unmissable attraction.

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