When you get a campervan rental in California, you have to take the drive from Fresno to Santa Barbara. The trip is anywhere from 244 miles to 264 miles depending on the direction you take.
There are plenty of shopping, camping opportunities, and restaurants to keep you busy and spice up your road trip.
If learning the history of the area is important to you, stop by the Kern County Museum, which has tons of artifacts on display. The West Kern Oil Museum lets you view old equipment and vehicles relating to the history of the petroleum industry.
If you have a little more time, it’s worth spending a day at Universal Studios Hollywood. This sprawling amusement park is packed with exciting rides and attractions.
If you’d rather avoid the crowds, relax on the sand and soak up some sun at Mandalay State Beach. It’s also a great spot to check out coastal dunes and wetland environments.
While in the city, you have to see the 8th-century Old Mission Santa Barbara. The mission is a beautiful and historic site you can’t afford to miss. The Santa Barbara County Courthouse is also a beautiful part of the area’s history.
Take a hike to Inspiration Point for a scenic view of the coastline and the Channel Islands or visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden.