Retreats in Santa Barbara are best known for their natural beauty and inspiring surroundings. Nestled between the Pacific Ocean and Santa Ynez Mountains, retreats at UCSB provide opportunities for coastal hikes, beach walks, and a variety of outdoor adventures. Coupled with the natural beauty of the Pacific Coast, retreats offer access to charming amenities in the nearby downtown area. Committed to providing a refined and relaxed venue for a wide variety of corporate, social, spiritual, and educational retreats, UCSB’s professional staff provides thorough planning and gracious hospitality. Just 90 minutes from Los Angeles, it’s convenient but still a restful world away from the city, making it an ideal retreat destination.
Our inviting campus offers an array of on-site meeting and retreat resources as well as overnight accommodations. Apartments and suite-style residence halls, many with ocean views, provide comfortable and flexible large-group lodging, perfect for retreat guests. Residence halls offer complimentary meeting space with rooms of all sizes for cooperative activities, group gatherings, and breakout workshops. Campus meeting spaces also allow for larger events in lecture halls, theatres, open spaces, and courtyards. The West Conference Center is a functional and well-suited meeting space offering a peaceful getaway.
Our award-winning dining commons provides a fantastic way for retreat groups to share meals, with many exceptional culinary choices for a variety of tastes. Participants may also take advantage of catered boxed meals for group outings and excursions.
For additional information about retreats at UCSB, contact Conference & Hospitality Services or call (805) 893-3072 to speak with a Conference Manager today.