Nestled on the Pacific Coast between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Santa Barbara, The American Riviera® exemplifies California’s iconic lifestyle with palm-lined beaches, verdant vineyards and year-round sunshine. Mediterranean-style architecture, arts & culture, world-class wines, gourmet restaurants, first-rate shopping, outdoor adventures and relaxation await. Santa Barbara is part of California’s Central Coast’s scenic Highway 1 - famous for running along the most beautiful coastline in the United States.
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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
Moderate year-round Mediterranean climate offers an annual average of 300 days of sunshine. Average day temperatures range from 64 - 75 degrees F (18 - 24 degrees C).
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.