See the “American Rivera” on a Santa Barbara Bus Charter
Bus Rentals for Beach Goers, Golfers & History Lovers
Tucked between the slopes of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is nicknamed the “American Rivera.” It has the richness of a big city but the feel of a small town.
From outdoor festivals and concerts to live theater, film festivals, museums and historical architecture, Santa Barbara enjoys a thriving art and culture scene. Explore the beautiful grounds and wonderfully detailed interior of Old Mission Santa Barbara. Take a walk through Shoreline Park or go shopping along State Street and then dine on Stearns Wharf.
Don’t forget the beaches. In Santa Barbara there’s a stretch of sand for every mood, from surfing Rincon Point to romantic strolls along Butterfly Beach in Montecito.
Whether you’re planning a school trip, a corporate event or a family beach vacation, US Coachways offers city bus charters to locations throughout California, including Los Angeles, Fresno and San Bernardino. Our extensive fleet of vehicles can handle groups of all sizes. Superior customer service and affordable rental rates make us an ideal choice for community organizations, church groups and team travel as well as special events such as bachelor parties and birthday celebrations. Our account specialists are available at all hours to help with your reservation. All you need to do is enjoy the ride.
There’s More to Santa Barbara Than Beautiful Beaches
There are no shortage of sights and delights in Santa Barbara, from great seafood and shopping to historic landmarks and scenic beaches, parks and gardens. Among the many points of interest in this dynamic city are:
- Entertainment & Amusement Parks — Try your luck at one of several area casinos or catch a show at the Santa Barbara Bowl. When State Street lights up after dark, so does the Santa Barbara nightlife as music lovers take in live entertainment of nearly every sound and style.
- Arts & Cultural — Pick a passion and explore it on your visit to Santa Barbara, from the impressive collection at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art to the galleries in the city’s downtown cultural district. If its performing arts you want, visit the Granada Theater, where the Santa Barbara Symphony has its home, take in the ballet or get a ticket for a show at the Arlington Center for the Performing Arts.
- Restaurants & Shopping —From quaint boutiques to fantastic seafood, Santa Barbara is a haven for anyone fond of shopping and dining. Visit the artisan shops and microbreweries in the downtown neighborhood vividly named Funk Zone. Buy souvenirs at the waterfront, find hip clothing boutiques south of Cota Street (an area called SoCo) and spend Sunday’s on Cabrillo Boulevard at the city’s weekly arts and crafts show.
- Golf Courses & Sports Venues — Golf does not automatically come to mind when one thinks of Santa Barbara. Yet the reliably sunny weather and a myriad of courses make for an excellent golf scene. The city boasts six public, 18-hole golf courses. Among them, the Sandpiper Golf Club offers ocean views and expert play while Rancho San Marcos Golf Course is set in the mountains 12 miles outside of downtown.
- Historical Sites & Landmarks — In all, the Spanish built 21 missions in California, and Santa Barbara is home to the tenth. But the Old Mission Santa Barbara isn’t all that remains of the city’s early Spanish past. El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park preserves the site of the last of four military outposts built by the Spanish along the coast.
- Parks & Outdoor Activities — If you think Santa Barbara is all about beaches, well think again (though they are magical). The city is home to 57 public parks and picnic areas. Hikers can tackle Gaviota Peak or Inspiration Point. Clear blue waters around the Channel Islands make it easy for snorkelers to spot colorful fish like the Spanish Shawl Nudibranch, California Moray Eel and Bat Ray.
- Zoos & Aquariums — Santa Barbara Zoo is the city’s top visitor attraction. It has ocean views, 30 acres of gardens and more than 400 animals, including African lions, Humboldt penguins and Western Lowland gorillas.
- Other Points of Interest — Looking for a day trip outside the city? The sleepy town of Goleta, located about 10 miles west of Santa Barbara, has always been a great spot for an oceanfront picnic. Head south of the city to Simi Valley to spend the day at the Ronald Regan Presidential Library.
Charter Your Santa Barbara Bus Rental Today
Booking a bus charter with US Coachways is fast and easy. Be it a party bus, a minibus or a 56-seat coach bus with luxury amenities, our account specialists are on hand 24/7 to help plan the perfect bus trip and make your reservation. For a free quote or to book your trip, contact us today at 1-855-BUS-CHARTER (1-855-287-2427).