Santa Barbara is located 332 mi./531 km. south of San Francisco
and 92 mi./147 km. north of Los Angeles - an easy trip by car.
Barbara Municipal Airport - (805) 683-4011 - serves the
area and is located 8 miles from downtown.
If you're feeling energetic, hop on the train and then take
a leisurely stroll from our historic Amtrak
station - (805) 963-1015 - through lower downtown, to the event.
If you prefer, taxi service is available from the station or
hop on the downtown shuttle, which stops just across the street
on State Street.
Public transportation is the best way to get around downtown
and is highly recommended the day of our Pride Festival. Our
Downtown-Waterfront Shuttles offer frequent service along State
Street and Cabrillo Blvd. Shuttles run every 10-30 minutes (depending
on location) and run from 10:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. Visit their
website at www.sbmtd.gov
or call (805) MTD-3702.
Santa Barbara Car Free
Santa Barbara Car Free is a cooperative initiative led by the
Santa Barbara County Air Pollution Control District, with many
other partners. The project's goal is to encourage car free,
carefree transportation to, and around, Santa Barbara, to promote
cleaner air. The program has received a grant of federal transportation
monies, and is currently using existing promotional tools and
developing new ones to help tourists and residents "take a vacation
from their cars." Visit their website at www.santabarbaracarfree.org
for many alternative ways to get around Santa Barbara.
For information on additional kinds of transportation, including
bus, car rental and shuttle services, visit our Santa
Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau and Film Commission
or the Santa
Barbara Downtown Organization.
here for detailed maps of the area.
structures/lots are plentiful and offer visitors convenient
access to the downtown area; however, if you are visiting
Santa Barbara during our Pride Festival, be prepared for a
short walk to De La Guerra Plaza.
is free for the first 75 minutes; after that, fees apply.
is no parking at the Plaza the day of the event and street
parking is limited and timed (75 minutes free, after which
citations are issued).
in mind that downtown lots generally fill up quickly on
weekends - especially between the hours of 1-5 p.m.
Barbara City Government parking page or the Santa
Barbara Downtown Organization for more information on
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