Carefree and Car-Free in Santa Barbara Wine Country

By Chris King
Posted on Mar 01, 2020 @ 02:20 PM in Santa Barbara Estate Wine Tours

We all have that one friend that says “You’ve got to go to…” when you tell them you’re thinking about taking a weekend trip. Everyone is an expert when it comes to the best ways to escape SoCal for a few days, and the truth of the matter is it usually involves crowded airports, fussy cab drivers, and maybe a lost set of luggage just for good measure! Let us let you in on a little secret; Santa Barbara County is a little bit of everywhere all wrapped up in 72 degrees and sunny bow!

For most Southern Californians it’s hard to imagine a day that doesn’t include sitting in the car for a few hours, but what if those few hours brought you to a destination you never dreamed existed? Better yet, what if there was no driving involved at all. I’m guessing at least 50% of people reading this live within a short Uber ride to a train station along the west coast. For about the cost of your weekly coffee budget, you could be putting your feet up, responding to a few emails, and sipping on coffee and staring at the Pacific Ocean aboard Amtrak’ Coast Pacific Surfliner train on your way to one of the world's fastest up and coming wine regions.

Imagine boarding a train and getting off two hours later headed out for a day tasting world-class wines while you sit back and enjoy a carefree and car-free vacation in Santa Barbara Wine Country! That’s exactly what you’ll get when you book one of our 'Classic California Wine Tours'.

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner picks up as far south as San Diego and will drop you off in the heart of Santa Barbara Wine Country, where we’ll be waiting to whisk you away on a day of fun in the sun where you’ll sip, savor and play in one of California’s best kept secrets. Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez and Lompoc Valleys are home to world-class wines, farm to table cuisine, quaint shops, art galleries, incredible views, and features plenty of lodging options for your weekend trip to wine country!

Visit three breathtaking wineries, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch in a vineyard, and get dropped off at the end of the day right at checkin at your hotel all for under $160/ person. Interested in creating your own adventure? Our Private Transportation package lets YOU decide where you visit, what you taste, and where you go! First time visitor to Santa Barbara? Let us curate an adventure package designed just for you. Interested in a sunset sailing adventure in the Santa Barbara Harbor and watch dolphins play in the surf? Done! Maybe a hot air balloon ride high above fertile valleys is more your style. Or maybe you’re a thrill seeker looking to parachute out of a plane with one of the only 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean? Whatever it is that leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvinated, we've got you covered.

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