Santa Barbara Car Free Project invites visitors to show their train tickets in Santa Barbara County and enjoy savings on fun experiences now through December 31, 2019. The new 2019 “Take the Train” offer features specials on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train tickets, bicycling, sailing cruises, wine tasting, dining, shopping, museum and zoo visits, as well as hotel savings.  “Cars contribute significantly to air pollution, and visitors to our area can help improve air quality by taking the train into town instead of driving,” said Lyz Hoffman, of Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, which coordinates the award-winning Car Free program. “It’s easy and relaxing to explore our area without your car.” Complete details at


Santa Barbara Car Free travelers can save 20% on the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner® for travel to or from the following Santa Barbara County train stations: Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, Goleta (UCSB), Lompoc-Surf and Guadalupe (plus associated Amtrak thruway buses to Solvang, Santa Maria and Buellton). Tickets must be purchased three days in advance (certain restrictions apply) at:


Through December 31, 2019, travelers to Santa Barbara can show their Amtrak tickets (paper, e-ticket, or mobile device) at the following attractions and activities for special savings and experiences:

Ø  Adventure Company of Santa Barbara (kayaking & surf lessons

Ø  Cal Coast Adventures

Ø  Captain Jack’s Tours & Events (wine tasting)

Ø  Casa Blanca Restaurant & Cantina

Ø  CONDOR Express (whale watching)

Ø  Eat This Shoot That! Santa Barbara Food & Wine Tours

Ø  MOXI—The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation

Ø  Nature’s Own Gallery

Ø  Paseo Nuevo Shops & Restaurants

Ø  Santa Barbara FisHouse

Ø  Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Ø  Santa Barbara Sailing Center

Ø  Santa Barbara Trolley Company

Ø  Santa Barbara Wine Country Tours

Ø  Santa Barbara Zoo

Ø  Sunset Kidd Sailing Cruises

Ø  Test Pilot  (cocktails)

Ø  The Good Lion (cocktails)

Ø  Wheel Fun Rentals (bikes)

Ø  Wine Edventures (tours)

When presenting an Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train ticket to Santa Barbara upon check-in, travelers will receive special offers at the following hotels and inns: 

Ø  Beach House Inn

Ø  Belmond El Encanto

Ø  Best Western Plus Encina Inn & Suites

Ø  Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

Ø  Brisas del Mar Inn at the Beach

Ø  Cheshire Cat Inn

Ø  Franciscan Inn

Ø  Hilton Santa  Barbara Beachfront Resort

Ø  Hotel Santa Barbara

Ø  Inn by the Harbor

Ø  Lavender Inn by the Sea

Ø  Marriott Courtyard Santa Barbara/Goleta

Ø  Marriott Residence Inn Santa Barbara/Goleta

Ø  Santa Barbara Inn

Ø  The Eagle Inn

Ø  Upham Hotel


Santa Barbara Car Free was founded in 1998 and is led by Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District with more than 100 community partners. Discover complete details and resources at