Top Cars Deals in Santa Barbara

See all Santa Barbara car rentals


Santa Barbara Car Rentals

You don’t need to go to Italy to float down the Riviera—just go to Santa Barbara, CA! Nicknamed “The American Riviera” thanks to its stunning landscape and proximity to wine country, this city is the perfect place to spend a few days or a few weeks. Life moves slower here, allowing you time to listen to the waves and unwind from the hustle and bustle of life. But why spend hours waiting for public transportation or shelling out money for cabs? Instead, see “SB” on your own time, the way you want to see it, with a cheap Santa Barbara car rental.

Steer Through Santa Barbara

If you’re flying into town, pick up a Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) car rental and get on the road. Stearns Wharf, located on State Street, is a frequent hot spot for locals and tourists. The pier extends out into the Pacific Ocean, and is home to numerous restaurants, shops, and, of course, dazzling views of the California coastline. For even more dining, shopping, and general fun, take your Santa Barbara rental car inland along State Street. Enjoy a hot coffee at one of the many cafes, and find the perfect souvenir to bring home to your friends.

Whether you’re in a luxury rental car from Hertz or a fuel-efficient economy car, a trip south on 101 should be next on your itinerary. Rent a car in Santa Barbara and then head south to Carpinteria State Beach. Nestled within the city limits of Carpinteria, a charming coastal town, this is the perfect place to rest and relax. Additionally, just 20 miles further south is Ventura, CA. Tour Mission San Buenaventura, originally built in 1782, or head 20 miles inland on CA-33 to Lake Casitas. Go camping, enjoy a picnic, or boat along its shores.

Enjoy Your Trip

Your trip to the American Riviera is bound to be a special one, so don’t waste a minute of time waiting for public transportation to come to you. Use the discounts available on to save money during every leg of your trip. Start by reserving a car rental in Santa Barbara before your vacation begins to ensure you get the vehicle you want. will help you every step of the way, from booking flights to Santa Barbara to helping you select the perfect Santa Barbara hotel to stay in. Searching through our vast quantity of Santa Barbara car rentals and picking out the right one will just be the icing on the cake. Reserve a great deal on a car today and enjoy your trip at your leisure.

Explore Santa Barbara

Check out our mobile-friendly One Way Car Rental page, where you can find the best deals your next open ended road trip!