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The total driving distance from Los Angeles, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is 95 miles or 153 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Los Angeles, California. It ends in Santa Barbara, California.
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Santa Barbara has everything you need for a travel destination – amazing shopping, culture, food and wine. Minus the traffic, crowded streets, pollution and noise. You get sunshine and clear skies year round.
If you like adventure, bring your hiking boots and explore the rolling valleys and rustic mountains surrounding the city. Or get the surfs, boogie boards, kayaks and scuba gear for a great time at sea. Close to Santa Barbara are 5 uninhabited islands known as the Channel Islands National Park filled with unique plants and animals native to the area.
Santa Barbara has many golf courses with panoramic views for golf enthusiasts. Wine lovers will have a great time going on the Urban Wine Trail with almost 20 wineries to visit and hundreds of wine to taste.
The area is famous for its fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, artisanal cheeses and chocolates, freshly-roasted coffees and locally raised chicken and fresh-off-the-boat seafood.
Indeed Santa Barbara is the destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Get a foot massage or a full spa treatment in one of the many spa centers in the city.
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