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Driving to and around Santa Barbara 

Over 30,000 commuters visit Santa Barbara every day, and the city has about 1 million visitors every year. This can be a challenge for a city with less than 90,000 residents, and sometimes traffic can be a bear! If you commute to Santa Barbara, check  for updates on highway construction and consider shifting your commute times to off-peak, if possible, to avoid heavy traffic. Visiting on weekends? Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons can be the most frustrating times, so plan your trip accordingly.

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Last Updated: Aug 22, 2018
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