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.
Santa Barbara Transportation Incentive
Santa Barbara Complimentary Site Visit Offer
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
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.