Santa Barbara Lodging & Education Tours

The UCSB campus delivers a stunning location with easy access to a variety of world-renowned tourism destinations perfect for tour groups. Situated on coastal bluffs with ocean view rooms, UCSB is located just across the water from Channel Islands National Park. Often called the "American Riviera," Santa Barbara is a gem of natural beauty.

A complete solution, UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services provides a centralized contact and booking process for comfortable accommodations, award-winning dining, dynamic meeting spaces, and reliable campus coordination services from late July through Labor Day. UCSB has engaging activities to suit every need with unique access to University facilities and admissions personnel, and convenient proximity to the area's natural, historic, and cultural attractions. 

UCSB is perfect for domestic and international tour companies operating in California with a focus on higher education and/or specific research interests (i.e. marine science, engineering, agriculture), as well as tourism. In the youth travel industry, parents are focusing on experiences that will increase their students’ competitiveness for top universities, and UCSB Conference & Hospitality Services can provide a truly unique experience for tour groups focused on higher education.  

UCSB Education Programs For International Tour Groups

  • UCSB Extension can create customized ESL courses for the summer quarter (1-8 weeks)
  • Regular Summer Intensive Program (7.5 weeks) for TESOL Professional Certificate Programs with cap on numbers
  • Undergrad Prep Programs for High School Students
  • TESOL programs for International Teachers of EFL 

Explore California Sample Tour Itinerary

  • Whether you plan on creating a comprehensive tour of all the UC campuses, or simply wish to journey through the wonders of California and the Santa Barbara area, UCSB should make the list of your must-see destinations.  The sample itinerary below will help get you started in creating a tour to remember.  We are pleased to assist with planning the UCSB portion of your stay.
     
  • Sample Itinerary
    • Day 1
      • Fly to SFO
      • Dinner in downtown Davis
      • Overnight in UC Davis Residence Hall
         
    • Day 2
      • Breakfast in the UC Davis Dining Commons
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UC Davis)
      • Lunch and shopping in Old Town Sacramento
      • Tour the California State Railroad Museum and the State Capitol
      • Dinner in Sacramento
      • Overnight in UC Davis Residence Hall
         
    • Day 3
      • Breakfast in the UC Davis Dining Commons
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UC Berkeley)
      • Lunch at the Fisherman’s Warf in San Francisco
      • Tour Alcatraz Island
      • San Francisco City Tour
      • Dinner in San Francisco
      • Overnight in UC Berkeley Residence Hall
         
    • Day 4
      • Sack breakfasts from the UC Berkeley Dining Commons
      • Explore the John Muir Trail
      • Lunch in Yosemite National Park
      • Explore Glacier Point in Yosemite National Park
      • Dinner in Yosemite National Park
      • Overnight in UC Merced Residence Hall
         
    • Day 5
      • Breakfast in the UC Merced Dining Commons
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UC Merced)
      • Lunch in Gilroy
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UC Santa Cruz)
      • Dinner in downtown Santa Cruz
      • Overnight in UC Santa Cruz Residence Hall
         
    • Day 6
      • Breakfast in the UC Santa Cruz Dining Commons
      • Explore Monterey Bay Aquarium
      • Lunch in Monterey
      • Drive the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Barbara
      • Dinner in Santa Barbara
      • Overnight in UC Santa Barbara Residence Hall
         
    • Day 7
      • Breakfast in the UC Santa Barbara Dining Commons
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UC Santa Barbara)
      • Santa Barbara Mission Tour
      • Lunch & shopping in downtown Santa Barbara
      • Kayaking at the Santa Barbara Harbor
      • Dinner at the Santa Monica promenade and pier
      • Griffith Park Observatory
      • Overnight in UCLA Residence Hall
         
    • Day 8
      • Breakfast in the UCLA Dining Commons
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UCLA)
      • Explore the Getty Museum
      • Lunch in Westwood
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UC Riverside)
      • Dinner in downtown Riverside
      • Overnight in UC Riverside Residence Hall
         
    • Day 9
      • Breakfast in the UC Riverside Dining Commons
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UC Irvine)
      • Lunch in Disneyland
      • Explore Disneyland
      • Dinner in Disneyland
      • Overnight in UC Irvine
         
    • Day 10
      • Breakfast in the UC Irvine Dining Commons
      • Campus Tour and meet Admissions Office (UC San Diego)
      • Lunch in the San Diego Zoo
      • Explore the San Diego Zoo
      • Dinner on Coronado Island
      • Overnight in UC San Diego
         
    • Day 11
      • Breakfast in the UC San Diego Dining Commons
      • Bus transfer to LAX

 

To learn more about tour groups at UCSB, ask one of our professional meeting planners today for information. Contact Conference & Hospitality Services at (805) 893-3072.