Carpinteria is a little town south of Santa Barbara (and north of Los Angeles), close to where Chloe grew up and her family still lives. There is a seal nursery on the beach. Getting to Lion’s Park requires a car, an airplane, or a combination of both.
While Lion’s Park is physically close to downtown Carpinteria, it is not safely walkable, especially after dark. There is enough parking for people with cars. For those without cars and/or the inebriated, there will be a shuttle between hotels and the site.
LIST OF STUFF TO DO IN CARPINTERIA
AIRPLANE:You can fly to Santa Barbara (SBA, 30m by car)…Or, any LA-area airports: LAX (1.5-2 hours by car), Bakersfield (2 hours by car), or Burbank (1.5 hours by car).
MOTORCAR:First, somehow find Highway 101. Then!
From Santa Barbara, you should take exit 86A, take a left onto Casitas Pass Road, and a right to continue on Casitas Pass when you hit the dead end. Lion’s Park is about a mile down the road on your right.
From LA and other points south, take exit 86 for Casitas Pass Road, take a right off the highway, and another right to continue on Casitas Pass when you hit the dead end. Lion’s Park is about a mile down the road on your right.
I DON’T DRIVE. HOW DO I GET THERE FROM LAX?There’s a bus! Follow this link. Alas, it’s kind of spendy.It is also possible to take the LAX shuttle to LA Union Station —> Amtrak to Carpinteria, for a comparable price.
DITTO BUT HOW FROM SBA?Public transit is cheap but slow. Look here for details.We would recommend taking a Lyft.