Los Angeles to Santa Barbara

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Distance & Duration

162km/100mi, 2hr 10mins


A short day’s drive leads along the Pacific Highway from sprawling Los Angeles to the prosperous and immaculate seaside city of Santa Barbara. The route starts out edging along the coast just south of the Santa Monica Mountains, passing numerous beaches popular with Los Angelinos. Santa Barbara is loaded with Spanish-influenced architecture and attractions, and sits beautifully by the sea beneath the Santa Ynez mountains.

Itineraries Including Los Angeles to Santa Barbara