United States Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Train from Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

Jump to last reply

Train travel from LA to Santa Barbara Posted by: mrslinda on Mar 2, 11 at 9:02pm
Posted in: Travel Tips & Trip Ideas

Tagged: Booking and Planning
Jump to last reply Flag this topic Add a Reply
Share with a Friend
Print-friendly version

My husband and myself are travelling to LA in middle to late May from England. We have been to the USA quite a few times but never California. My husband does not want to drive in LA and so we are thinking of having a couple of days to see the sights locally and then taking the train to Santa Barbara for another couple of days after which we plan to pick up a car for the remainder of our trip going north to San Francisco, stopping wherever we fancy en route and then through Yosemite and Death Valley (taking 4 days) to Las Vegas. We have already booked to stay at The Homestead in Ahwahnee and at Furnace Creek ranch.
We are older than Madonna but younger than Mick Jagger and so looking forward to this trip. (Sounds so much better than middle aged or empty nesters) We have travelled quite a lot and not ready for the predicable kind of tours just yet) After a few days the jet lag will be over so I would really like to get this first part planned. We haven't booked anywhere to stay yet in LA so is it best to stay somewhere quite close to the station and is this a good idea anyway, or will we be missing out by taking the train and not driving. Not sure which part of LA to stay in but close to the Station may be a good idea. We are planning to take a tour while we are there also.
Any suggestions will be great.

12 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all United States activity »
  1. 1 Yellowstone Lodging in October
  2. 2 Hotel recommendation for San Francisco
  3. 3 RIP Rizzoli, J&R Music, Pearl Paint
  4. 4 Book ahead for weekends this spring in Asheville, NC
  5. 5 Best non-chic, non-strip Hotel choices in Las Vegas??
  6. 6 Metro from airport to hotel?
  7. 7 Seeking advice from year round Tucson residents
  8. 8 Colorado Trip in Late May 2014
  9. 9 Albuquerque Recommendations
  10. 10 AK-Glacier Bay, Wrangel Elias, Lake Clark, Matanuska glacier, Valdez?
  11. 11 Trip Report My Boston weekend...killing time near MGH
  12. 12 San Diego Itinerary-- Suggestions???
  13. 13 Should we stop for a Saturday night in Baltimore?
  14. 14 Kennedy Space Center
  15. 15 Jersey City Parking
  16. 16 What to see/do in Baltimore without a car?
  17. 17 NYC apartments through CitySonnet.com
  18. 18 Audio Driving Tour Big Island and Oahu
  19. 19 Asheville NC without a car
  20. 20 Alaska- cruise or land? and most scenic areas?
  21. 21 Myrtle Beach
  22. 22 9 Day Trip to Yosemite, Oregon and Washington State
  23. 23 Trip Report 2 weeks in FL, Savannah and Charleston
  24. 24 Colorado in the summer!
  25. 25 Place for a drink where kids are allowed? An NYC question.
View next 25 » Back to the top