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While Downtown Santa Barbara is a world away from nearby big cities and urban congestion, all modes of transportation help serve visitors and residents alike. The vibrancy of State Street and its world-renowned walkability is supported by many ways to move, either on foot, bike, train, bus or tour. Nearby, water taxis and chartered boat trips also offer transportation options on the Open Sea, and throughout the region, public and private transportation options provide connectivity and a wide variety of choices for everyone. If you travel by car, Downtown Santa Barbara offers a convenient “park once” system offering 75 minutes of free parking, so that you can fully experience this authentic and vibrant downtown corridor. No matter where you are coming from, Downtown Santa Barbara’s transportation choices have you covered.

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Public Transportation