There are many ways to get to Downtown Santa Barbara (by train, by bus) so many people can leave their cars at home – or not! If you choose to drive to Santa Barbara, the City of Santa Barbara operates an ever-so-convenient downtown parking system. In addition to providing many 75-minute time-limited on-street parking spaces, the City also offers 3,230 parking spaces with a low hourly fee, located throughout Downtown Santa Barbara in garages and surface parking lots. Best of all, the first 75 minutes are free, courtesy of the nearby downtown businesses! So wherever you are going, there’s a convenient and affordable place to park and walk nearby. In fact, it’s easy to park once and enjoy the urban walkability of Downtown Santa Barbara.