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LA to Santa Barbara Private Tour

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LA to Santa Barbara Private Tour

Tour Details

  • Private Tour, Your Party Only
  • Luxury Vehicle
  • Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Pick up at Select Locations
  • 8 Hours

Welcome to our L.A. to Santa Barbara tour. Santa Barbara is a Californian coastal town that is both seductive and charming. The exciting thing is, it’s less than two hours from Los Angeles. On your day trip from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, you will experience excellent food, delicious wine, and the celebrity lifestyle.

With a deserved reputation as a playground for the rich and famous, Santa Barbra remains surprisingly affordable and accessible. During this trip, you will discover secret celebrity hangouts and pristine beaches.

Despite the celebrity image, Santa Barbra has affordable activities that every family can enjoy. While walking along the beach and enjoying the clean air, you can relax after your busy time in Los Angeles. Your Santa Barbra day tour will introduce you to everything this exciting city has to offer.

The Los Angeles to Santa Barbara scenic road will take about 90 minutes. This is your chance to experience the great American Riviera without having to travel thousands of miles across the state.

Santa Barbara is Paradise on Earth

We will dive headfirst into California life, driving through neat vineyards with backdrops of stunning ocean views. During your adventure, you will experience majestic mountains and majestic panoramic views as we take you on the trip of a lifetime.

Santa Barbara, A City of Contrast

After the 1925 earthquake, the town was rebuilt in a Spanish colonial style. This distinct Mediterranean look interestingly incorporates world-class bars and restaurants converted from abandoned industrial spaces.

When you join our L.A. to Santa Barbara day tour, you will experience everything this beautiful and fantastic city has to offer. We will take you downtown to State Street, where you will think you have traveled thousands of miles to Spain. Santa Barbra is known as the American Riviera, as it resembles the Golden Riviera in Spain.

Across from State Street is the Funk Zone, the old warehouse district. Here you will find trendy wine bars and restaurants converted from the old warehouses of the past. Santa Barbra has two distinct environments that blend to make one unique and captivating city.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara Tour Highlights

You will be picked up at in a luxury car. Sit back and relax as we transport you to the paradise of Santa Barbara. During the journey, you will enjoy fabulous views of Santa Monica, Malibu Beach, and the American Riviera.

When you arrive in Santa Barbara, you will get to explore the city’s most well-loved landmarks. We will visit the famous Santa Barbara County Courthouse. This is one of the country’s most stunning public buildings. Completed in 1929, this colonial building is still in operation as a working courthouse.

You will also get to experience the sights of Stearns Wharf, named after it’s builder John P. Stearns. Still in operation, this is California’s oldest working wharf. From this vantage point, you will have spectacular views across the ocean.

Historic Santa Barbara

Before Hollywood, there was Santa Barbra. On your tour, you will visit historic movie sites. In the days of silent films, Santa Barbara’s movie studio on West Mission Street was the pride of America. In 1916, the studio was producing over 240 silent films each year.

Along the American Riviera, there are 21 missions. These include the historic old Mission in Santa Barbara. Your tour guide will take you to the most well-preserved missions as you visit one of California’s most historic landmarks. You will also learn the story of this stunning piece of architecture, dating back to 1786.

The World Famous Hearst Castle

Hearst Castle is a monument to perfection and creativity. During its 29-year period of construction, Hearst Castle became home to some remarkable and beautiful pieces of art. The castle has become a must-see attraction. The Hearst Castle Tour is a must-see during your Los Angeles to Santa Barbara Tour and will provide an unforgettable addition. The castle boasts a spectacular outdoor swimming pool. Roman pillars surround it to create an area of spectacular calm and beauty. The Hearst Castle tour will tell you the story of one man’s obsession with this striking landmark.

Hearst Castle has nearly 4,000 five star reviews on Trip Advisor and offers something for all of the family.

Santa Barbara Celebrity Culture

Santa Barbra is a favorite destination for celebrity weddings. Sandra Bullock, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Clark Gable are among the few who have married here. Even John F. Kennedy and Jackie O enjoyed part of their honeymoon in Santa Barbara.

The list of celebrities that have made Santa Barbra their home is endless. Therefore, our tours sometimes encounter superstars such as Drew Barrymore, John Cleese, Kirk Douglas, and Kevin Costner. Our expert tour guides and drivers will show you the best of the celebrity lifestyle.

Fantastic Food

As in Cannes and Antibes, San Remo and Portofino, Santa Barbara has a wide selection of restaurants. The best eateries are along the beautiful oceanfront, where you will find restaurants to meet all budgets.

Most restaurants serve a contemporary mix of modern organic classics. Santa Barbra is one of California’s best foodie destinations. As a result, you will find some of the world’s leading chefs preparing food you would expect to find in any top London or Paris restaurant.

Santa Barbara World-Famous Wine

Over many decades, Santa Barbra has cemented its reputation as a top wine destination. As we drive through the rolling vineyards, you will quickly understand why this region is famous for its wine. Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains, you will find exclusive wine tasting rooms in some of the world’s finest vineyards.

One thing that makes Santa Barbara stand out as a wine lover’s destination is the variety. Due to the region’s unique climate, most types of grape thrive here. You can see the results of this when visiting the local restaurants, as they stock many exquisite varieties of wine.

If you love wine tasting, then you will love our L.A. to Santa Barbara tour. Throughout the day, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop and relax and taste the local delicacies.

Epic Sunsets and Stunning Scenery

Your day will include breathtaking scenery, mouth watering food, and fine wine. There is no better way to end such a perfect day than by watching the Santa Barbara sunset. Probably the best vantage point for the Santa Barbara sunset is T.V. hill. This hill earned its name as it is where the local T.V. station is situated. The studios are high on the hill and offer stunning views across the ocean, downtown, and out to the mountains beyond.

There is something to delight all of your senses in Santa Barbara. The ancient-looking Spanish architecture is a wondrous marvel. The ocean line offers majestic views, and the surrounding vineyards and mountains are truly captivating. This one day tour from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara is a remarkable and unforgettable experience.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara Tour Your Way

We know you wouldn’t want a regular run-of-the-mill vacation. And why should you? This is your vacation, no one else’s. If you book with Classic Experiences, it will be exceptional. Just trust us – we’ve done this before. Firstly, we’re on hand to show you the very best locations, attractions, and landmarks of Santa Barbara. Secondly, all of our tours are tailor-made to suit your individual requirements and unique tastes.

We design perfect tours for our guests. So, let us help you create your ideal day tour. If you are looking for the best day tour from L.A. to Santa Barbara, click the “Book Now.” button.

Los Angeles to Santa Barbara By Train

We understand that the great American road trip isn’t on everyone’s bucket list. Therefore, we are here to help you with the best suggestions and tours. The Los Angeles to Santa Barbara distance is only 95 miles (152km). So, if you want to avoid the traffic, you can kick back, relax, and take the train.

You will find day train tours from Los Angeles departing from Union Station situated to the east of the city’s downtown. Trains depart regularly throughout the day. The journey takes approximately 1 hour 36 minutes.

You can buy train tickets for as little as $20, making this a low-cost day trip that is fun for all of the family. Your train will arrive at State Street station in Santa Barbra’s downtown district.

However you travel, we highly recommend taking a day trip to Santa Barbra. It is a magical coastal town that visitors continue to love. Our tour guides and drivers are experts at keeping you entertained. If you have any questions about the tour or getting to Santa Barbra, please get in touch.

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Tour Details

  • Private Tour, Your Party Only
  • Luxury Vehicle
  • Bottled Water
  • Complimentary Pick up at Select Locations
  • 8 Hours

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