Enjoy a full-day trip by rail from Los Angeles Union Station to Santa Barbara, avoiding LA's infamous traffic as you skirt along the Western coastline aboard a sleek commuter train.
LOS ANGELES TO SANTA BARBARA TRAIN RIDE
Enjoy an unforgettable Coast Starlight Ride by Amtrak, widely regarded the most spectacular ride of all train routes! Sightseeing train rides are becoming more and more popular in America, a great way to experience the beauty of the country. Seats are very spacious and comfortable, the Coast Starlight links the greatest cities on the West Coast. The scenery along the route is unsurpassed. The dramatic snow-covered peaks of the Cascade Range and Mountains, lush forests, fertile valleys provide a stunning backdrop for your journey! First stop is to the Santa Barbara Pier to soak in the rays of sunshine.
OLD MISSION SANTA BARBARA
The Old Mission Santa Barbara is the oldest existing building in Santa Barbara. It includes the Santa Barbara church, museum, and garden. Built by the Spanish in 1786 for missionary purposes, it is a well-preserved monastery that is still in use today. The Santa Barbara Old Mission is one of the top ten cathedrals in California and one of the greatest treasures of Santa Barbara. The Old Mission Santa Barbara displays great Spanish architecture, exclusive history, and demonstrates an important religious significance, making this such a unique landmark in Santa Barbara!
SANTA BARBARA COUNTY COURTHOUSE
The current Santa Barbara County Courthouse was completed in 1929. This Spanish Colonial Revival style courthouse was designed by William Mooser III. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981 and named a California Historical Landmark in 2003.