Santa Barbara Trolley In the News

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Santa Barbara Trolley is known for their historic open-aired tours of the American Rivera. They also make annual news for their special chartered trolley events like the Santa Barbara Trolley of Lights.

In the News

Montecito Journal
March 29, 2019
30 Things to Do with Kids in Santa Barbara
"Why deal with parking when you can get everywhere you need to go in Santa Barbara on a narrated trolley tour? Jump on and off the trolley throughout the day, which includes stops at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, Santa Barbara Zoo, Museum of Natural History, the historic Santa Barbara Mission, Stearns Wharf, and more."
Montecito Journal
September 25, 2018
24 Hours in Santa Barbara With Kids
"You can use the trolley as hop-on hop-off transportation to get to all of the sightseeing on your list, or you can settle in for an hour and a half and listen to the delightful conductor share stories and fun facts about the city."
Montecito Journal
September 19, 2017
11 Must Dos for Your Car Free Santa Barbara Escape
"TravelingMom.com listed Santa Barbara Trolley as the #1 thing to do in Santa Barbara."
Montecito Journal
April 26, 2017
California Road Trip with American Sky – Santa Barbara
"With a short stay of just 2 nights available I can recommend taking the pretty Trolley Bus tour for an informative ride that showcases the charms of the Santa Barbara area. A 90-minute ride on one of the iconic trolley buses will give you your bearings and the driver/guide always has some great stories to tell. You can hop on or off along the way, or just stay on board for the full tour."
Montecito Journal
August 13, 2012
Santa Barbara Trolley named one of the top things to do in SB!
"Santa Barbara was our first stop during our three week tour of California/Nevada. We didn’t know much about the town so took this tour as the trolley was at its pickup location near Stearns Wharf. We learnt and saw more of Santa Barbara taking this tour than we could have in the same time by ourselves."
Montecito Journal
August 31, 2010
Santa Barbara with Kids: A Perfect Family Day
Little legs can’t walk so far, so here’s a better idea for all the family: travel on the Santa Barbara Trolley Tour, which stops near the dolphin fountain at the wharf every hour on the hour from 10AM. The trolley offers a hop-on, hop-off service for the entire day, and costs $19 per adult with one child free per paying adult.

Press Releases

December 2012 - Santa Barbara’s original and longest running trolley transportation services company gets into the Holiday Spirit with it’s popular open-air tour through the city’s decorated neighborhoods.
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September 2012 - Our fleet of 15 newly renovated trolleys is available 7 days a week. We offer top of the line service for all of your needs.
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