Beautiful South Coast California in Santa Barbara

Few cities in the world rival the natural beauty and the sunset beaches of Santa Barbara. It's where the mountains meet the ocean in a classic charming style of red-tiled roofs and stucco buildings. The city's outskirts are wrapped with vineyards, golf courses, mountains and hiking trails on ridges overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Art galleries, fine dining, parks, bike paths and outdoor cafes with harbor views make Santa Barbara one of the most desired destinations in California. For more information on Santa Barbara, accommodations and the surrounding area call the Conference and Visitors Bureau at 805-966-9222. The city is a 1 1/2 hour drive from Los Angeles. It has a municipal airport with short connecting flights to LA and San Francisco International Airports.

Contact the Santa Barbara Conference & Visitors Bureau for more information on visiting Santa Barbara and the surrounding area.

For complete information on dining, lodging and attractions in Santa Barbara County, or to request a free 80-page Visitors Guide, please call (800) 549-5133 or visit their website:

Taxi Services
City Cab (805) 968-6868
Orange Cab (805) 964-2800
Rose Cab (805) 564-2600
Yellow Cab Co. (805) 965-5111

The university is less than 30 minutes from downtown Santa Barbara,
Traveling north on Highway 101: Take the Airport/UCSB exit (Highway 217) off U.S. 101 approximately eight miles north of Santa Barbara to the campus East Gate. Stop at the kiosk for parking information and campus maps. Also visit the website at

Airline Connections
The Santa Barbara Airport offers direct service to and from:
Los Angeles
San Jose
San Francisco
Las Vegas

Many people traveling by air will initially land at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), about 2.5 hours away from Santa Barbara. From there, you have the option to either fly to Santa Barbara, travel to Santa Barbara via the Santa Barbara Airbus or rent a car and drive to Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Airbus provides several daily bus trips from the Los Angeles International Airport to Santa Barbara; Phone: US/Canada (800) 423-1618; (805) 964-7759 for those calling outside the US/Canada area, or Fax: (805) 683-0307.

Train and Bus Connections:
By Train: Santa Barbara is served by Amtrak Train Service (1-800-872-7245). The Amtrak terminal is located in downtown Santa Barbara as well as in Goleta. From there, you may reach the campus or your hotel by SuperRide Shuttle or taxi only. Visit Amtrak's website for train schedules.
By Bus: Santa Barbara is also served by Greyhound bus service. For more information about Greyhound, visit their website.

For any other information, please can contact the Tango and Malambo Festival Message Center at 805-568-5996. Your call will be returned.