Santa Barbara limousine services like ourselves transfer clientele to diners on a daily basis. From restaurants overlooking the sea, dining rooms in wine tour country, – to the happening pubs of State Street – these are our recommendations for 10 best dining options on the American Riviera.
Santa Barbara limo services sure have a blast. We get to cruise up and down the American Riviera, PCH, Solvang and Montecito on a daily basis. Having served the county for over 20 years, our limousine services know the ins and out of the area. We have also come to know some pretty exciting facts and spots throughout the city. Hang on as we present some hidden facts you probably did not know of.
1. Scarface House
Few customers renting limos in Santa Barbara know that the actual house of Tony Montana in the best-selling film Scarface is located in Montecito. Popular on cinematic limousine tours, the city has been featured in various big movies. In one film, Batman throws a bomb off of Stearns Wharf, while Barbara Jane’s (Meryl Streep) home in Its Complicated (2009) can also be seen in town. The movie Sideways (2004) was mostly filmed in the Santa Ynez Valley, located a short drive from the city itself.
2. Romance at Sea
Numerous companies offer romantic cruise tours from the city. Santa Barbara limos have for instance been utilized for couples going on sunset dining cruises, party boats, concert yachts and similar.
3. Wine Country
Santa Ynez’ vineyards are amongst the most gorgeous in California. Renting a hot air balloon for a date here can be an ideal adventure. Why not try wine-sipping onboard a balloon flying over acres upon acres of rolling green hills?
4. Island Paradise
Just across the channel from the city is where we find Channel Islands National Park, a true treasure of the sea. Visited by planes from Camarillo Airport and by boats, this hidden gem is home of numerous species found nowhere else on Earth. Limousines take clients here for experiencing the great outdoors, camping, hiking or photographing.
Having been providing Santa Barbara limos and party buses for over twenty years, we’ve also transported numerous campers to campgrounds around the county. We are a best rated limo service also offering unique wine-tasting tours to vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County and Southern California. Why not style up your camping trip by adding limousine services? These are our best picks for “Top Campgrounds in Santa Barbara County”!
Various beaches in and around Santa Barbara offer overnight tent camping. We’ve had clients booking limousines for campouts at Carpinteria-, El Capitan-, Refugio- and Gaviota State Beaches. These beaches are visited by limos and party buses for a variety of different reasons, some come here for surfing, while others come here to do wedding photography. Carpinteria State Beach might be the most scenic and offers over 240 campgrounds, many of them by the sea. There are also tours available here of the nearby Salt Marsh, a Carpinteria landmark. Gaviota is a sandy cove sheltered by Point Conception, 30 miles west of town, and is famous for its hiking trails. El Captain and Refugio are relatively close to one-another, but our choice would be El Captain, which sits further away from the highway and offers nearly 140 campsites. Beach camping can also be done at Jalama Beach County Park, one of our limousine clients’ favorites. Here you can enjoy pristine coastal areas and wide camping sites. This beach rarely gets daily visitors, so campers mostly get the beach and campground to themselves.
Mountain- & Forest Camping
Inland Santa Barbara isn’t just home to acres and acres of wine country, but also prime camping grounds, beautiful forests and surrounding mountains. If you are looking for remoteness, check out Cuyama Valley, maybe the county’s most underrated and secluded region. Here you can camp at Aliso Park Campground in New Cuyama, CA, nestled in an oak forest just below the mountains. There’s also a beautiful year-round creek nearby, abundant wildlife and numerous hiking trails. Closer to town, you can get a limousine rental to one of the many campgrounds along Santa Ynez River. Fremont, Sage Hill, Paradise and Los Prietos are few miles apart, and best of all, just a 30-minute drive from town! The Santa Ynez wine country is also home Upper Oso Campground, yet another camp ideal for fishing, hiking and lake swimming. For a campground separated from others and with beautiful nearby creeks and hiking trails, see Sage Hill Campground. We’ve had limousine rentals stop by here at numerous occasions, oftentimes prior or after a wine tour of Santa Ynez.
Lake- & Island Camping
Alternatively, why not venture out to Channel Islands National Park for an overnight island camp? Several of California Channel Islands offers secluded camping, including Santa Rosa-, Santa Cruz- and San Miguel Islands. While Island Packers offers one day-trip to San Miguel Island in 2017, there are several overnight tours here in 2017. So why not get a limo to the harbor and cross the channel for an island camping trip?
Why not combine your day in wine country with a campout? Another popular place for camping is by Cachuma Lake, not far from where we do wine tours in the Santa Ynez Valley. Cachuma Lake Recreation Area offers the county’s best lake camping with numerous sites along the lakeside. Two popular nearby camps are Live Oak- and Circle V Ranch Campgrounds by the Santa Ynez River. Alternatively, check out Mono Campground in the wetlands surrounding Gibraltar Reservoir. This camp may not be by a lake, but sits along Mono Creek wetlands in the Los Padres National Forest.
So what’s the county’s best camping spots? Well, that all depends on who you ask. For beaching, head south to Carpinteria State Beach or venture north to Jalama Beach County Park. Prefer isolated forest camping? Visit the secluded Aliso Park Campground with spacious sites and a beautiful setting. Rather into lake camping? Your best choice would probably be Cachuma Lake Recreation Area.
For whatever reason you’re searching for a limousine in Santa Barbara, let a limo rental from us get you there in style and safety. Besides the traditional stretch limo transportations, we also specialize in local wine tours, city tours, airport transfers and party bus rentals. A limo service can be used for so much! Whether for a wedding or big day celebration, or just for a romantic side-trip to the campgrounds.