Coming from the south on northbound Highway 101, take the Airport/UCSB exit onto Highway 217. This exit is past all 12 Santa Barbara exits and follows Turnpike and Patterson exits in Goleta. Drive 2 miles (3 km), keeping in the left lane, until you reach the UCSB east entrance at the end of the freeway. Turn right at the circle and take the next left into the parking garage. Permits can be purchased from automatic dispensers in the parking garage.
Coming from the north on southbound Highway 101, take the Storke/UCSB exit, turning right onto Storke Road. Drive south toward the ocean, away from the mountains, for 1 mile (2 km), past three traffic lights, to the fourth traffic light at the end of Storke Road. Turn left onto El Colegio and drive 1 mile (2 km) to the UCSB west entrance. There is no information kiosk on the west side of the campus. Where the road branches and turns right, take a left turn onto Stadium Road. Proceed until the stop sign at the end of Stadium Road, turn right onto Mesa Road. Go past two traffic lights and turn right onto one of the parking lots. At all times (including on holidays and outside normal business hours), parking permits can be purchased from automatic dispensers located at most campus parking lots.
From Santa Barbara Airport, drive south on Fowler Street toward the ocean, away from the mountains, for about 1/2 mile (1 km). When you see the Highway 217 bridge, turn left onto the on-ramp to Highway 217. Once on Highway 217, keep left until you reach the UCSB east entrance at the end of the freeway. Turn right at the circle and take the next left into the parking garage. Permits can be purchased from automatic dispensers in the parking garage.
The Santa Barbara / Goleta area has many fine facilities for your stay. Two that are used frequently by visitors are the Best Western South Coast Inn -5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117 (805) 967-3200 and Extended Stay America - 4870 Calle Real, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 (805) 692-1882. You can also find many other hotels in the area here.
Santa Barbara's restaurant community combines excellent food and an ingrained regional sense of casual luxury and hacienda hospitality. The mild climate makes alfresco dining a viable option year round. With more restaurants per capita than most cities in the world, Santa Barbara promises to dazzle your palate no matter what type of cuisine you crave. Choose from Argentinean, American, Italian, Japanese, French, Mediterranean, or Thai to name a few. Taste the city's rich Hispanic heritage in our spicy Mexican cuisine or savor flavors from our own backyard. You can use this website http://www.santabarbara.com/dining/ to see more dining information.
Attractions to Visit in Santa Barbara:
There are various attractions and places to visit in Santa Barbara. With many museums, places to dance and hear music, film festivals, theater venues and things for the whole family to enjoy.