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

November 16, 2017

Escape to The American Riviera® with Santa Barbara’s “Revive & Thrive” Winter Promotion

Book two nights and get third night free or a discount at 17 participating Santa Barbara hotels; packages include “Miss Nothing” Experience Kits featuring exclusive offers

Visit Santa Barbara invites visitors to experience The American Riviera® this winter with its “Revive & Thrive” promotion. Guests who book two nights will receive a complimentary third night or 20 percent off reservations at 17 participating Santa Barbara South Coast hotels.

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Press Kit


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.