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Walk - Downtown Carpinteria has a pedestrian friendly layout. With level sidewalks, crosswalks, and plenty of stop signs, traffice moves at a casual pace here, creating a welcome walking environment. A la fresco dining and sidewalk sales stretch from one end of Linden Avenue all the way to the beach, inviting you to get out of your car and walk. Everything you need is at hand, food, shops, beach, community pool and playground.
Bike - The nice wide streets, no hills, and plentiful bike racks throughout town make Carpinteria the ideal beach cruiser paradise. Arrive by train with your bike and you are set! Cruise the Coastal Vista trail along the coast for miles, starting at the beach end of Linden Ave. heading south.
Electric shuttle - Carpinteria offers a local electric shuttle that goes past the beach and all of the major shopping areas in town. It is a popular method for getting around. This Seaside shuttle is only .25 cents to visit any location on the shuttles loop, and runs every 30 minutes.
Train - The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner makes 10 stops daily (five from each direction) at the Carpinteria platform located at Linden Avenue and Fifth Street. The Pacific Surfliner travels between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, with stops along the way. Tickets (including MetroLink) may be purchased from the ticket vending machine at the Carpinteria platform. Amtrak tickets may also be purchased on-board, online, or by phone. Connections to other Amtrak trains may be made in Santa Barbara or Los Angeles. Call (800) 872-7245 or visit amtrak.com.Some trains will allow you to roll on your bike and lock it up. Other trains may require your bike to be boxed.