Sacramento to Santa Barbara

Nonstop Southwest® Flights from
Sacramento to Santa Barbara

The essential ease and unbridled beauty of coastal California is now just a short, 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 Southwest Airlines®, is easier and more affordable than ever to get to.

Beginning June 5, 2022, plan your next vacation from Sacramento International Airport (SMF) to Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) on a quick 1.25-hour flight, while taking advantage of Southwest’s unbeatable Passenger perks such as Rapid Rewards®, Wanna Get Away® fares, and the coveted two bags fly free®. 

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.

 

 

72 Hours in Santa Barbara

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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

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Taste the best of the Central Coast’s food and drinks in The American Riviera®. From the Santa Ynez Valley to downtown Santa Barbara you’ll find the freshest ingredients on your table and in your glass in Santa Barbara.

Can’t-Miss Culinary Experiences


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

Outdoor Wine Tasting

Sip premium wines safely in the fresh, open-air at these Santa Barbara wineries offering newly enhanced tasting experiences. Learn More

Craft Brewing Scene

From downtown thoroughfares to Goleta side streets, visitors are enjoying greater drinking diversity, and a big part of that evolution can be credited to the area’s craft brewing scene. Learn More

Top Hikes in Santa Barbara

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