It’s not hard to convince people to attend meetings in Santa Barbara. The Mediterranean-like climate, rolling hills, pristine beaches and small town with big city amenities make this an ideal, and highly desirable, destination for your next meeting.

First, there’s the ease of getting here. Santa Barbara is remarkably and conveniently accessible. Santa Barbara Airport offers multiple daily nonstop flights from several major hubs, and the recently renovated airport is not just a thoroughfare—it’s where the Santa Barbara experience starts. Step off your plane and take a short walk through Spanish Colonial-themed hallways to the baggage claim—a quick stop before you step into the Santa Barbara sunshine.

Meeting planners love Santa Barbara for another reason: the abundance of accommodations from boutique independent inns to expansive branded resorts. Event spaces range from boardrooms and chic intimate spaces for small gatherings to flexible ballrooms with multiple configurations, as well as unique outdoor spaces with incredible views. Our group-friendly hotels can host meetings from 10 to 1,000 guests and everything in between. After hours, Santa Barbara’s culinary scene beckons with a variety of local restaurants catering to group dining. It’s easy to find an option that accommodates your meeting needs and your budget.

As a meeting destination, Santa Barbara distinguishes itself by being incredibly pedestrian-friendly—this is a welcome, walkable town that still offers the services, facilities, and conveniences of a big city. Visitors can bike, walk, or even take a water taxi or pedicab to their next destination. The vibrant downtown area is full of friendly restaurants, shopping districts, theaters and nightlife, while the surrounding parks and beaches offer up unending outdoor adventure opportunities.

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Alternative Meeting Spaces

Perhaps the best part of hosting a meeting in Santa Barbara is the incredible diversity—and complete uniqueness—of meeting spaces. Learn more about the variety of non traditional meeting spaces available in Santa Barbara.

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