Meetings shouldn’t put you to sleep. They should excite and engage, leaving your attendees energized and refreshed. Equal parts earthy and glamorous, The American Riviera® is truly a place to revive. From outdoor adventures to wellness, arts and culture to food and libations, and stunning beauty to a chic beachy vibe, meetings here are a welcoming escape. So say goodbye to boring. Miss missing out. Miss nothing in Santa Barbara.
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500 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Type of Destination Experience:
Beach, College Town, Gaming, Historic, Mountain, Urban
GSF Exhibit Space (The Fess Parker: A Doubletree by Hilton Resort): 75,400
Meeting Space, Square Feet (The Fess Parker: A Doubletree by Hilton Resort): 75,400
Largest Ballroom, Square Feet (Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort): 12,000
Sleeping Rooms in largest hotel (General): 360
Hotel adjacent to convention facility: No
Santa Barbara Municiple Airport
Miles to downtown 8
Cities with non-stop flights7
International cities with direct flights0
Burbank Bob Hope Airport
Miles to downtown 96
Cities with non-stop flights
International cities with direct flights
Los Angeles International Airport
Miles to downtown 95
Cities with non-stop flights152
International cities with direct flights67
Geographic Areas Served:
Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Summerland
Why Meet in Santa Barbara
A large part of Santa Barbara’s meeting charm is an unending list of unique activities that infuse meetings with fun and creativity. Take a unique tour of 25 distinctly different but gracefully connected exotic gardens throughout Ganna Walska Lotusland.
More than 150 conference hotels and event facilities dot the area, some offering up more than 1 million sq. ft of space within the County. Luxurious beachfront resorts, picturesque wineries, intimate museums, lush gardens, rustic ranches and grand estates are available.
Located 90 miles/148 km north of Los Angeles and 310 miles/534 km south of San Francisco, visitors may arrive via scenic Highway 1 (101), daily stops on Amtrak, or via air service to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA). Fly nonstop to Santa Barbara from Dallas, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle.