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Santa Barbara Car Rentals & Travel Guide

Santa Barbara, California features the best that Southern California has to offer, from breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean to miles and miles of forest hiking and camping. The city's laid-back atmosphere makes it an excellent place to spend a relaxed vacation.

Driving in and around Santa Barbara

After a brief 15-minute drive from Santa Barbara's regional airport, you'll find yourself in a bustling downtown setting that is just a stone's throw from the Pacific. Many luxury Santa Barbara hotels feature a stunning view of the coast, which can be explored via numerous scenic drives. Pick up a cheap Santa Barbara airport car rental and head 45 minutes east to Oxnard, a wine and sailing destination that includes Channel Islands National Park and the Channel Islands Maritime Museum. The waterfront in Santa Barbara is bursting with activity at Stearns Wharf, where you can snap the perfect vacation photos with the picturesque ocean vistas in the background.

Exploring Santa Barbara

The area's natural beauty and splendor is on full display in Santa Barbara. The city is surrounded by some of the best parks and wildlife you'll find anywhere in the world. You'll want to snag your Santa Barbara rental car as soon as you get into town, so you can spend as much time as possible taking in the sights and sounds of SoCal. Whether you're a beach bum looking to work on your tan, or the rugged outdoorsy type who can't wait to explore Los Padres National Forest in a Santa Barbara car rental, there really is something for everyone in Santa Barbara. Dive into the local arts scene by checking out Culture 101, which takes place along the city's historic highway. With the Travelocity Price Guarantee, you can do all this on a budget; if you find a better deal on flights to Santa Barbara, Travelocity will match it and refund the difference.

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