California is a playground of paradise beaches, with no less than 420 spread along its 1,100 miles of coast. The Pacific shore is gifted with clean, swelling waves, making it a haven for surfers since the 1960s. To take part, cruise your California rental car along the highway to Santa Barbara, a beautiful coastal city sometimes referred to as The American Riviera. It's located about 90 miles north of Los Angeles in Southern California. There are Alamo Rent A Car pickup points at key locations from Long Beach to San Diego, meaning you'll only be a short drive from salty air and golden dunes wherever your adventure begins.