Visit Santa Barbara

0 hotel rooms within one mile of convention center

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.

Santa Barbara Fast Facts

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Visit Santa Barbara
500 E. Montecito Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

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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.

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Relationship with the Convention Center

The destination does not have a separate convention center facility

Request for Proposal (RFP) Distribution Method

Sends leads to only qualified or requested hotels and venues

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