Transport Attractions in SANTA BARBARA with kids

Trains, planes and automobiles in The Golden State for those transport loving kids! Whatever locomotive or automobile the kids love, you will have plenty of options for their family day out in Santa Barbara, California!

Santa Barbara has a host of transport related activities and adventures. Whether it’s taking a train ride, experiencing a locomotive museum, or enjoying a boat out on the water, there will be something for all ages!

Kids can hear those engines revving, or see those wheels turning as they engage in activities that spark their creativity, and give them experiences they will never forget.

They can learn all about how things work, and why things work - education can be fun too in Santa Barbara

So get those conductor hats on, and climb aboard because the adventure is waiting for you! Choo choo….off we go!

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  • Goleta Depot Railroad Museum

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    (9 miles) Goleta

    The South Coast Railroad Museum at Goleta Depot is dedicated to the history, technology, and adventure of railroading.

  • FIllmore and Western Railway

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    (45 miles) Fillmore

    Enjoy train rides on vintage locomotives in historic Fillmore, with weekend scenic trips, and special themed rides throughout the year!

  • LA Live Steamers Railroad

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    (82 miles) Toluca Lake

    We operate our 7" gauge model trains for the general public to ride from 11 am - 3 pm every Sunday (weather permitting). except for the Sunday before Memorial Day and the first Sunday in October. The ...

  • Go Kart World

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    (92 miles) Carson

    Highly esteemed karting facility with slick rack and super track for older guests and refreshingly a great range of options for the smaller people: Kiddie Track, Bumper Cars and Mini Indy.

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  • Sony Pictures Studio Tour

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    (79 miles) Culver City

    Take the Sony Pictures Studios Tour and step back into a legendary time. Located on one of the world\'s most famous studio lots, our walking tour gives you a rare glimpse of old Hollywood\'s glory ...

  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour

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    (80 miles) Burbank

    See behind the scenes, and INTO the scenes, of your favourite movies at the worlds largest busiest motion picture and television studio.

  • Kodak Theatre Tour

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    (81 miles) Hollywood

    Step beyond the red carpet. Experience all of the renowned elegance and celebrity glamour that the Home of the Academy Awards. Good idea for family place to visit if you're looking for fun things to ...

  • LA City Tours

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    (81 miles) Hollywood

    45 of your favorite Hollywood Star Homes! From the stars of yesterday to the mega-stars of today, everyone is sure to see their favorites. Visit the filming locations of Entourage, Charlie's Angels, ...

  • Sunset Ranch

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    (81 miles) Hollywood

    A fun and relaxing way to spend a few hours with beautiful horses and spectacular views.

  • Star Line Tours Hollywood Trolley Tour

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    (81 miles) Los Angeles

    Since 1935, Starline Tours provide the most exciting sightseeing tours on Hollywood and Los Angeles. The Movie Stars Homes Tour and the Grand tour of Los Angeles are our best-seller tours, followed ...

  • Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad

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    (87 miles) Peninsula

    - you will experience the fun and adventure, the romance and nostalgia of riding the train on one of the oldest, longest, and most scenic excursion railways in the country. One of the many fun family ...

  • Melting Pot Food Tours

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    (90 miles) Pasadena

    Great food walking tours in Pasadena and Los Angeles! A tasty day out for kids with history, food and treats!

  • Happy Acres Family Farm

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    (94 miles) Templeton

    See how one family manages the entire farm and turns the goat milk into cheese, ice cream, body lotions, soap and other products. Tour gives best access.

  • Harbour Beach Whale Watching Tours

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    (97 miles) Long Beach

    Harbor Breeze Cruises has been providing public Whale Watching, Worldport, and charter cruises for over 18 years in the Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Our experienced Captains provide a ...

  • The Queen Mary Tours

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    (98 miles) Long Beach

    Ghost tours...submarine tours...history tours...all on that infamous ship The Queen Mary!

  • Gardens of the World

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    (51 miles) Thousand Oaks

    Fascinating but definitely for the less boisterous child, this set of themed landscaped gardens representing six areas of the world is an easy half day of wonderment for most children, whether just ...

  • Patriots Park

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    (73 miles) Bakersfield

    A fun family park in Bakersfield perfect for those sunny days, with play areas and sporting fun

  • Santa Monica State Beach

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    (74 miles) Santa Monica

    Beach fun blessed with 3.5 miles of broad sandy coastline and more than 340 days of sunshine per year, with swimming, volleyball, surfing and more!

  • Monarch Butterfly Grove

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    (75 miles) Pismo Beach

    Each year thousands of vibrant orange and black Monarch Butterflies flock to Pismo Beach, seeking shelter from the freezing northern winters. From late October to February, the butterflies cluster in ...

  • Jastro Park

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    (76 miles) Bakersfield

    A fun family park in Bakersfield with great grass space, sporting activities, picnic areas, and a spray park over summer!

  • Descanso Gardens

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    (86 miles) La Cañada Flintridge

    Beautiful gardens with year round blooms, with plants unchanged from the age of the dinosaurs, and train rides too!

  • Brookside Park

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    (89 miles) Pasadena

    Over 60 acres of park fun in Pasadena, with sporting areas, playgrounds, and picnic areas

  • Eaton Canyon

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    (93 miles) Pasadena

    This 184-acre natural park is located at the base of Mt. Wilson. There are five miles of nature trails and also an equestrian trail. The canyon is very lush and has beautiful displays of local flora ...

  • The Arboretum

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    (96 miles) Arcadia

    A unique 127 acre botanical garden and historical site in Los Angeles, with impressive plant collections from all over the world, including many rare and endangered species!

  • Zamora Park

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    (99 miles) El Monte

    Five acre park area with adventure playground and a great wading pool to cool off in. There are scattered picnic tables and plenty of room for traditional outdoor games like frisbee, ball and tag. ...

  • Six Flags Magic Mountain

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    (63 miles) Valencia

    Have that Six Flags magic experience with thrill rides, family rides, and kids rides - so it's great for the entire family! Theme Park family fun in California.

  • Universal Studios Hollywood

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    (79 miles) Universal City

    The chance of a lifetime to be immersed in the glamour and excitement of Hollywood! Visited, recommended and LOVED by FamilyDaysOut!

  • Six Flags Hurricane Harbour

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    (63 miles) Valencia

    Cool off in Los Angeles with Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, with water slides and thrilling attractions!

  • Mustang Water Park

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    (69 miles) Arroyo Grande

    Cool family fun for all ages at this Californian waterpark, with pools and slides to entertain and make a splash in!

  • Rose Bowl Aquatics Center

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    (89 miles) Pasadena

    Water fun in Pasadena with recreational swimming, two Olympic pools, diving boards, lessons, and fitness classes! Great for those active kids.

  • Santa Barbara Zoo

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    (2 miles) Santa Barbara

    With 30 acres and over 400 animals plus play areas, animal feeding, zoo train, carousel and more.

  • Wildlife Learning Center

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    (70 miles) Sylmar

    The Wildlife Learning Center exhibits more than 70 rescued species from six continents in a family friendly park-style setting, where kids can learn all about the animals from their specialist staff.

  • Quail Run Ostrich Ranch

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    (72 miles) Lake Hughes

    Amazing guided tours all about the life of the ostrich, feeding fun for kids, and of course - the ostriches themselves! Animal fun in California!

  • The Gentle Barn

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    (73 miles) Santa Clarita

    A beautiful place where kids with special needs or come from troubled backgrounds, interact with animals who have been severely abused, rescued, rehabilitated and given sanctuary.

  • Wildlife Waystation

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    (77 miles) Angeles National Forest

    The Wildlife Waystation, situated on 160 acres in California's Angeles National Forest, is internationally recognized for its ongoing, charitable efforts to rescue and rehabilitate wild and exotic ...