Chicago to Santa Barbara

Nonstop United Airlines Flights from
Chicago to Santa Barbara

The essential ease and unbridled beauty of coastal California is now just a nonstop flight away. With its red tile roofs, white stucco walls, porticos, and perfect ocean climate, Santa Barbara has long been known as The American Riviera®, and thanks to United Airlines, is easier than ever to get to.

Beginning June 3, 2022, plan your next vacation from Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) on daily, nonstop flights.

Upon Arrival in Santa Barbara

Pick from an array of vacation pleasures as you retreat to our seaside enclave. Perhaps an urban exploration of culture and cutting-edge cuisine? A soulful sunrise surf or epic hike with views to match? How about a quick jaunt to sprawling vineyards in nearby wine country? No matter what your passion, rest easy knowing that Santa Barbara elevates every experience and bathes it in golden sunshine.  

In fact, make your upcoming stay even sweeter by receiving your third night free. Simply book two nights at one of 15+ area properties to receive your third night free

So when you’re ready to make up for lost vacation time, stunning Santa Barbara is waiting for you.

7 Not-to-be-Missed Beaches
With miles of sun-drenched and sandy coastline, you'll have trouble picking which Santa Barbara beach to visit first.
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Pack your bags, throw on those shades, and hit the streets for an unforgettable experience in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Whether you’re wine tasting, getting out on the water, or digging into a culinary feast, here are a few of Santa Barbara’s most popular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood Highlights

Waterfront District

Your gateway to iconic California backdrops, salty adventures, dreamy sunsets, and a whole lotta freshly-caught seafood. Learn More

Beachfront Hotels
When visiting Santa Barbara, these beachfront hotels place you seconds away from sinking your toes in the sand.
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It’s easy to find perfection in Santa Barbara, but what if there were even more of your favorite finds, activities, events, shops, and restaurants that you had yet to discover? We invite you to explore Santa Barbara and discover all the amazing experiences this destination has to offer.

Santa Barbara Lifestyle

Must-Try Restaurants

So many restaurants, so little time. Our sampling of must-try restaurants is designed for the time-strapped foodie seeking a well-rounded taste of the region and overwhelmed by the many standout options. Learn More

Top Hikes in Santa Barbara
Scenic views are everywhere. Santa Barbara creates a postcard-perfect backdrop for your next hiking adventure.