The Santa Barbara area beckons with limitless opportunities... Known as the "American Riviera," Santa Barbara prides itself on its outdoor pleasures including mountain hiking in the Los Padres National Forest, ocean and beach activity, and scenic drives into the countryside of the Santa Ynez Valley and surrounding cities.
The historic downtown area offers world-class shopping, parades and festivals, farmer's markets, museums, elegant and affordable restaurants, movies and theaters, and a vibrant nightlife. The City of Santa Barbara is very accessible with lots of public transportation including the local Metropolitan Transit District (MTD) and national Greyhound buses; the nearby Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA); Amtrak from Los Angeles; and it is located right off US Highway 101.
The UCSB campus is located 3 miles from downtown Goleta, CA and 10 miles from downtown Santa Barbara