If California were a state of mind, then Santa Barbara and Ojai would be the blissed-out, refreshed buzz we feel after an extraordinary experience. From white stucco buildings topped with Spanish red tiles and 300 days of sunshine to the neighboring Pacific Ocean and dramatic mountains, Santa Barbara offers all the highlights of old-world Mediterranean with new-world amenities. Then there is Ojai, home to some of California’s finest vineyards and orchards, just 65 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 50 miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Event planners create days centered around the “pink moment,” when the sun sets on Ojai and everyone stops, turns, and silently takes in the awe-inspiring pink hue on the Topa Topa Bluffs – a state of mind, indeed.
Spanish influence graces the stunning architecture of this corner of California, turning buildings into unforgettable backdrops for Santa Barbara corporate events and beyond. Spanish Colonial buildings and landmarks line the 12-block Red Tile Walking Tour, while the Santa Barbara Mission, the “Queen of the Missions,” stands prominently in the city. Perhaps one of the most beautiful public buildings is the Courthouse, with 360-degree views from the clock tower and peaceful sunken gardens. Visitors can also spend hours exploring the Presidio neighborhood or picturesque Spanish-style open-air shopping center of Paseo Nuevo in downtown. Museums, theaters, galleries, and even opera enliven State Street and lure Hollywood A-listers. The Spanish architecture extends into Ojai in the form of luxurious haciendas and the resort property of Ojai Valley Inn. With 360DG as your Ojai DMC, your guests will also discover Meditation Mount, where the breathtaking views and sense of calm are timeless.
Santa Barbara event management is a snap when you can count on near-perfect weather year-round, allowing for a wide array of outdoor recreation. From sailing and paddle-boarding beneath the mountains in Santa Barbara Harbor to hiking Inspiration Point or the Topa Topa Mountains in Ojai, memorable activities await in both destinations. Guests will love exploring “The Galapagos of the North” at Channel Islands National Park – full of hundreds of sea caves, whales, and dolphins – and surfing at the renowned Rincon Beach. Get up close and personal with olive and orange trees during an open-air jeep tour, or just soak up some of the famous sunshine.
Long before the movie Sideways called attention to this region, Santa Barbara wine country was producing award-winning pinot noir and chardonnay, thanks to the perfect climate created by the surrounding mountain ranges. At the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, guests can ride bikes to the Topa Topa Winery before dining at The Farmhouse, a culinary-inspired event venue that delights the senses while maintaining an ethos of sustainability and responsible farming. Santa Barbara also offers the Urban Wine Trail, the Funk Zone, and the tastes of such small towns as Los Olivos and Solvang. From Julia Child’s favorite taco stand (La Super Rica) and fresh seafood at the harbor to mouthwatering menus at Bouchon and Wine Cask, Santa Barbara is a foodie favorite, perfect for dine-arounds.
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