Nestled between the majestic Santa Ynez Mountains and the glistening Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is known for its beauty, diverse cultural amenities and abundance of outdoor activities. The city offers many attractions from romantic sunset walks on the beach to vigorous hikes in the mountains; from unique boutique shopping to local wine tasting and fine dining; from kayaking and whale watching to ballet, theatre, and art exhibits. To learn more about the area and make reservations for the activities you desire, see the links below to sites about Santa Barbara. We hope you will find the information helpful in planning your stay.
closer than you think
The Santa Barbara Airport has direct flights from Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and Phoenix. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), only 90 minutes from Santa Barbara, has direct flights from all major cities. Santa Barbara also enjoys access to the Amtrak train with stops from San Diego to San Luis Obispo and many in between.
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