Why Choose Our Destination?
Santa Barbara has been considered “The American Riviera®” for over a century. A self-contained paradise conveniently located between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Santa Barbara is a vibrant community surrounded by undeveloped coastline with the Channel Islands National Park offshore and the Los Padres National Forest inland. The city’s signature red-tile roofs, white-washed buildings and lush gardens are nestled between a dramatic mountain range and the sparkling sea, evoking the topography and architectural aesthetic of the European Riviera—with a distinctly Californian twist. Equal parts earthy and glamorous, The American Riviera® is truly a place to revive. Simultaneously sophisticated and bohemian, easygoing and energetic, Santa Barbara offers big city-caliber arts and entertainment in intimate, historic venues and a robust year-round lineup of colorful events and cultural festivals. The city is celebrated for its walkability and revered for its refined collection of resorts and hideaways, well-curated shops and abundant outdoor adventures on land and at sea. Add a thriving wine country world-renowned for its pinot noir and a hyper-local culinary scene fueled by local fisheries, farms, ranches and artisan purveyors, and there’s no denying that Santa Barbara is a destination where living well has become an art form. Plan your experience at santabarbaraCA.com.
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Santa Barbara is easily accessible via eleven nonstop flights with short durations from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). The airport is located just 10 miles from downtown offering a flyer-friendly experience with ease of access from terminal to gate. Direct flight service provided by; Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Contour Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, and United. Los Angeles International Airport 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 and 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
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.