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 or 805.966.9222 x112

Press Releases

January 25, 2018

Santa Barbara Welcomes Visitors

Clear Skies, Sun Return for Lineup of Events, New Openings

With the reopening of Highway 101 and the community recovering from the tragic Montecito mudslides, Santa Barbara is ready to welcome visitors with a lineup of signature events and offers, as well as new local properties for travelers to experience.

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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.