Media

Welcome to Visit Santa Barbara’s Media page. If you’re a media professional looking for story ideas, photos, videos and more, you’ve come to the right place. Santa Barbara’s South Coast abounds with stories waiting to be told. If you’re a print, broadcast or web-based journalist, Visit Santa Barbara can help.

Visit Santa Barbara assists hundreds of journalists each year. We’re committed to providing quick and accurate information, photography and videos for editorial use, support for media visits and referrals to industry experts.

Media Contact

Karna Hughes, Director of Communications, at Karna@SantaBarbaraCA.com or 805.966.9222 x112

Press Releases

January 30, 2017

2017 “Official Drink of Santa Barbara” is Alcazar Tapas Bar’s “Ginspiration Point”

Inaugural cocktail contest hosted by Visit Santa Barbara

Results of the inaugural “Official Drink of Santa Barbara” craft cocktail contest are in, and the winner is “Ginspiration Point” by Alcazar Tapas Bar. “Ginspiration Point” was designated Santa Barbara’s official signature drink of 2017 at a finale judging event hosted by Visit Santa Barbara Thursday, January 26.

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Press Kit

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Press Trip Request

Visit Santa Barbara is committed to assisting journalists who are covering stories about the region. Please complete a press trip request form for consideration by our PR team at least a month in advance of your trip.

Photo and Video Media Library

High-resolution photos, images and videos are available to journalists for editorial use in Visit Santa Barbara’s media library. Preview the gallery, register and download digital assets on the site.