Visit Santa Barbara

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Special Event Venues75
Average Room Rate$200.00
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Occupancy Rate76%
Tax Rate12%

Visit Santa Barbara


Why Choose Our Destination?

Nestled between a dramatic mountain range and the sparkling sea, Santa Barbara has been considered “The American Riviera®” for over a century—a nickname inspired by the coastal setting and the city’s signature red-tile roofs and white-washed buildings. Santa Barbara is what happens when you blend old Hollywood glamour with a sophisticated Mediterranean aesthetic and California’s beach-y, bohemian sensibility. Simultaneously easygoing and energetic, earthy and elegant, The American Riviera® is truly a place to revive. Santa Barbara hotels can accommodate groups as small as 10 to upwards of 800. Alternative meeting and event spaces embrace the region’s rich cultural heritage, and the variety of settings is a creative director’s dream. Think elegant private estates, historic theaters, verdant vineyards, rustic ranches, deluxe catamarans, lush polo fields and a zoo with a view. And that’s just the starting point.


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  • 03/21/201803/30/2018

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Getting Here

Santa Barbara is easily accessible via seven nonstop flights with short durations from Santa Barbara (SBA). The airport is located just 10 miles from downtown offering a flyer-friendly experience with ease of access from terminal to gate. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is located about 90 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Serving 69 international destinations and 87 domestic destinations, the airport offers flights on virtually every major carrier. Hollywood Burbank Airport is located about 85 miles southeast of Santa Barbara and serves 12 domestic destinations on seven major carriers. The Santa Barbara Amtrak station is serviced by the Pacific Surfliner route, which provides daily service from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, as well as, the Coast Starlight route, which runs from Seattle to Los Angeles, passing through the San Francisco Bay Area, Santa Barbara & Sacramento.

Distance from Airport

  • Santa Barbara Airport

    16.09 km from City Center

  • Los Angeles International Airport

    144.84 km from City Center

  • Hollywood Burbank Airport

    136.79 km from City Center


Local Attractions

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Historical Landmark
The Courthouse has been called the most beautiful government building in America. For almost 160 years this site has beent he home of local government and a place of civic pride and celebration. Vistiors from around the world come to see the courthouse, mural room, grounds and ride an elevator to the 85-foot "El Mirador" clock tower for unforgettable views of the city, coast and mountains.
1100 Anacapa St.
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93101

Casa de la Guerra

Historical Landmark
Casa de la Guerra is one of the most important remnants of Santa Barbara's Spanish-Mexican heritage.
9 East De la Guerra Street
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93101

Old Mission Santa Barbara

The icon of Santa Barbara. From our museum and mausoleum to our retreat center and splendid church, Old Mission Santa Barbara has something to offer everyone.
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93101

Casa del Herrero

Historical Landmark
The Casa del Herrero is noted as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in America, is included on the National Register of Historic Places, and was designated a National Historic Landmark.
1387 East Valley Road
Montecito, CA, US 93108

Stearns Warf

Historical Landmark
Take a short stroll out over the Pacific Ocean and savor the sensory experiences of California’s oldest working wharf.
Stearns Warf
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93101

City of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation

Choose from a variety of indoor and outdoor venues and a range of activities.

Arlington Theatre

The historic Arlington Theatre, built in the mission revival style and beautifully restored, seats over 2,000. Its atmospheric interior contains faux-Spanish villas and a ceiling filled with twinkling stars.
1317 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, US 93101

County of Santa Barbara Parks Department

The Santa Barbara County Parks Department has a long standing history of providing outstanding outdoor recreation opportunities. We are proud to offer the full range of activities with our day use parks, beaches, pools, group areas, trails, on & off leash dog parks, open spaces, campgrounds and our largest facility Cachuma Lake Recreation Area.


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Revive. Refresh. Refuel. Santa Barbara’s stunning landscapes, picture perfect architecture and cultural riches combine to create a diverse line-up of enticing experiential offerings. Itinerary Inspiration: • Outdoor adventures on land, at sea and in the sky. • Bucolic wine country and the Urban Wine Trail. • Estates, gardens, missions, adobes and more historic landmarks. • Vibrant festivals and entertaining events. • Immersive culinary, architecture and photography tours. • Rejuvenating spa treatments and challenging golf courses. • Family fun at the Zoo, MOXI museum, Sea Center and more. • Shopping independent boutiques and galleries.