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.

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Karna Hughes, Director of Communications, at or 805.966.9222 x112

Press Releases

May 13, 2016

“The Amazing Race” Finale Set in Santa Barbara Airs Friday, May 13

Episode expected to draw millions of viewers on CBS TV

Santa Barbara County Film Commissioner Geoff Alexander and Visit Santa Barbara worked hard to secure Santa Barbara as the finish line of the series. Since last year’s season finale drew 6.16 million viewers, and the winning team takes home a million dollars in prize money, Alexander anticipates the South Coast finish to be nothing less than “amazing.”

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