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 [email protected] or 805.966.9222 x112

Press Releases

April 20, 2018

What’s New in Santa Barbara: Spring 2018

Exciting new restaurants, returning festivals and train deals make this an ideal time to visit Santa Barbara

In the Santa Barbara South Coast, the foothills have turned lush, green and gorgeous and the ocean is sparkling. The arrival of spring has brought exciting developments, from already-bustling restaurants headed by renowned chefs to new—and newly renovated—hotel properties.

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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.