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Santa Barbara Hot Rod Limo

Look out Santa Barbara, here comes the most unique and fun way to explore the city!

Whether you are looking to book a private party, a corporate event or just take one of the daily tours of the coastal area, we have the most exclusive way to do it!

**Please note there are TWO Visitor Centers!** We are located in front of the Santa Barbara Visitors’ Center at 1 Garden Street, in the white loading zone (on Cabrillo Blvd., across from the ocean NOT the one on State St.). Look for the bright yellow sign. If you do not see the Hot Rod Limo, we are on a tour and will return shortly!.

  • Regular tours Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)  10am – 5pm (Spring/Summer) and 10am – 4pm (Fall/Winter). The 11:00 am tour is by reservation only.
  • LAST RIDE is at 4pm Fall & Winter and 5pm Spring & Summer
  • Call for info on booking privately or for another time.
  • We are also available for 2-hour Mission/Courthouse tours and private charters every day. Call us for more information regarding booking private events.

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Santa Barbara Hot Rod Limo is back with special offers for locals!!!
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With seating for 8 people, our open-air, eye-catching, HOT ROD LIMO is the most exciting way to see the sights in Santa Barbara!


Great Way to See Santa Barbara!

I took my 12 year old son on vacation to Santa Barbara for the first time and we saw the hot rod driving down State Street. I knew we had to book it, so the next day, we took the tour and not only had a fun (and fast!) ride, but learned some interesting facts about the area and saw some beautiful scenery. The tour kept my son’s interest and we found a few things along the way that he wanted to go back and visit. Thank you for a great tour. It was so much fun!

- Odyssey

Hot Rod Limo is Great Fun!

My husband and I took the Hot Rod Limo tour in Santa Barbara and loved it. The driver tailored our tour so we could see attractions we had not yet visited. We enjoyed scenic vistas, beautiful areas of Montecito, and neighborhoods with lovely architecture. All with accompanying Beach Boys music and interesting tidbits of information. Great fun!

- MD Couple

Fun for All Ages!

We just got dropped off from the Santa Barbara “Hot Rod Limo Tour” and we all agreed, it was a fun ride. Our driver Jim was both an excellent driver and very knowledgeable. He took us through Santa Barbara telling us some history, showing us fun spots, pointing out great place to have a good meal or pick up a treasure or two! There was loud music, singing, waving to strangers passing by and picture taking. All in all a very enjoyable ride which leaves you with a good sense of the town. Don’t hesitate to book this tour.

- Barbara

Priced Right, Fast, Dynamic, Friendly

Oh, boy, do we like this tour? We sure do! Priced right, fast, dynamic, friendly, very accommodating, and even provided blankets during a recent overcast afternoon. Friends from out of town made a quick stopover in SB and this tour perfectly fit into their tight schedule. The tour takes you around town in a quick swoop, show you the best points of interest, and Bam! Back in time for lunch to the point of departure. More importantly: DOGS ARE WELCOMED. Though I’m a local, I loved it and can’t wait to do it again and bring more friends!

- MK F.

Great Time for Visitors or Locals!

We’ve lived in SB for 30+ years and have done this tour a few times with family & friends. Always a great time. Always learn something new about our town.

- Jim M.

We Had Such an Amazing Time on the Hot Rod Limo

We had such an amazing time on the Hot Rod Limo! We took our family for their holiday lights tour and it was perfect! Our driver was charming, funny and of course a safe driver. We got to see all of the usual neighborhoods, as well as some secret spots that the trolleys don’t take you to. And they were well equipped with plenty of hot cocoa and blankets for us- it was the most fun holiday activity we did! This is definitely a spectacular and exciting way to see the beauty of Santa Barbara!

- Brittany A.

Such an Awesome Ride!

Such an awesome ride! I’ve lived in Santa Barbara for 6 years and got to see areas I never would have thought to stop and see. It was such a nice drive and a great experience. Hot Rod D was our driver and he was so fun and entertaining. I would recommend for anyone who is visiting, or even locals! Such a blast!

- Elizabeth R.

A Fantastic Experience from Start to Finish!

What a fantastic experience from start to finish. We are new to the area and my 6 year old son had been seeing the Hot Rod Limo around town. It quickly moved its way to the top of his bucket list. And, let me say this, it didn’t disappoint. My husband and he set off for an hour tour with Nick and loved every second of it. Nick gave them a tour that met both of their needs (which isn’t easy!!) and they both left saying they can’t wait to go again. Thank you SB Hot Rod Limo for such a great experience. Next time it will be my turn!

- Cathy B.

A Definite Must Do for Anyone Visiting S.B.

BEST TOUR!!! Nick gave us a well informed and fun tour of SB and Montecito. He is a local and knew all the best views and provided interesting details about the different areas around the area. A definite must do for anyone visiting SB.

- K.B.

Fun Tour

We happened upon this tour while walking near the pier. A tricked-out hot rod stretch limo, bright yellow, open air with Joe the driver who was too fun. We did the 40 minute tour to tunes by the Beach Boys and lots of revving of the engine! He hit many Santa Barbara highlights and a lovely look at Montecito. Too fun and very affordable.

Katherine L.
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