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The total driving distance from San Francisco, CA to Santa Barbara, CA is 337 miles or 542 kilometers.
Your trip begins in San Francisco, California. It ends in Santa Barbara, California.
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Santa Barbara is a pedestrian-friendly town located about 6 hours from San Francisco. Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara offers plenty of dining options, outdoor adventures, wellness centers, art galleries and wine tours (including wine festivals).
Santa Barbara has over 50 public parks and picnic areas, and miles of sandy beaches. According to SantaBarbaraCA.com, there is a park and beach for every outdoor activity.
Popular surf beaches include Rincon Point, Leadbetter Point (beginner-friendly) and Hammonds Point. Surfing lessons are available at A-Frame Surf Shop in Santa Claus Lane Beach. You can dine by the beach at Shoreline Beach Café and take romantic walks at Butterfly Beach in Montecito.
Wine lovers can take a self-guided tour to Santa Barbara wine region (including Santa Ynez Valley) or just follow the Urban Wine Trail in the city. Santa Barbara’s restaurants are known to serve seasonal fresh foods. Local farmers and ranchers supply fresh produce.
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