Local Arrangements

Air and Ground Travel:  

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is very close to the hotel and campus.  

Los Angeles (LAX) has more connections, but figure around 2 hours to drive from LAX to UCSB, and more if during rush hour.  A shuttle runs from LAX to Goleta (though not all the way to campus), eight times per day: https://sbairbus.com/  


Lodging in Santa Barbara can be expensive, and the conference is on a holiday weekend, so we encourage you to book early.

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Best Western South Coast Inn, 5620 Calle Real, Goleta, CA 93117, (805) 967-3200; http://www.santa-barbara-hotel.com/

To receive the group rate, please book before April 22. You can call and mention the Theory into Practice Conference or use this link:


The rate is $139 for Wednesday and Thursday nights, $169 for Friday and $199 for Saturday for a room with a king-size or two queen-size beds. The hotel has a complimentary breakfast and shuttle service to the airport and to campus, every half hour between 7:30am and 10:00pm, however you do need to request shuttle service.

If you would like to explore other options, there are other hotels near campus, including the Courtyard Santa Barbara, Goleta (401 Storke Road, Goleta, CA 93117), The Goodland Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel with a nice restaurant, located next door to the Best Western.

If you have any questions about travel, accommodations, or other local arrangements, contact Ben Levy: levy@music.ucsb.edu