Santa Barbara Wine Country - How to Get Here
Travel Info
Getting Here


Santa Barbara Airport | Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is located just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara and 40 miles from Solvang. It is home to 5 major airlines including Alaska, American Eagle, Frontier, United Airlines and US Airways with 5 non-stop destinations and over 200 one stop destinations. There are several major car rental companies and shuttle services are available at the airport terminal.

Santa Maria Airport

San Luis Obispo Airport

You may also fly into Los Angeles (LAX), or Burbank (BUR) airports and drive to Santa Barbara. Allow yourself extra time for traffic, and extra, extra time, if traveling on a Friday or Sunday.

Amtrak services downtown Santa Barbara all the way from San Diego to San Luis Obispo with the Pacific Surfliner.

Rental Cars
We have negotiated preferred car rental rates with AVIS and Budget car rental companies. Be sure to use the booking link below to access these discounted rates. Please note that these rates are good for ALL your car rental needs so be sure to bookmark these links for wherever your travels take you.

Destination Races has secured special group rates at hotels in the Santa Ynez Valley and nearby Santa Barbara. When choosing your hotel, please keep in mind the race starts in downtown Santa Ynez, runs through the small town of Los Olivos, and finishes in downtown Solvang. Santa Barbara is approximately 45 minutes from the race start.

Host Hotel

Hotel Corque
400 Alisal Road
Solvang, CA 93464

Hotel Corque is a modern and elegant boutique hotel in the heart of Solvang just steps from the race finish. Hotel Corque is also home to renowned chef Bradley Ogden’s restaurant, Root 246, serving exquisite farm-to-table cuisine.

Runner’s Rate: $259
Reservations: 800.624.5572
Reference: Wine Country Half Marathon

Read Touring & Tasting’s Featured Article on Hotel Corque


Additional Hotels with Runner’s Rates

Santa Ynez Valley Marriott

555 McMurray Road Buellton, CA 93427

Start date: 5/10/19
End date: 5/12/19
Last day to book: 4/10/19

Runner’s Rate: $179.00 USD per night

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Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton / Santa Ynez Valley

600 McMurray Rd, Buellton, CA 93427

Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton / Santa Ynez Valley offering discounted rates for racers! Includes complimentary breakfast, heat pool and spa as well as Hilton Honors points!

Runner’s Rate: 15% off

Start date: 5/10/19
End date: 5/12/19
Last day to book: 4/19/19

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Hamlet Inn

1532 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463

The Hamlet Inn is a small danish modern property in downtown Solvang. We are happy to host SB wine country half marathon runners. Runners and supporters will received $10 off both Friday and Saturday nights if you book directly with us at or call at 805-688-4413 and give us the code – sbwine2019. Happy training!!

Start date: 5/10/19
End date: 5/12/19

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Location Details

About the Santa Ynez Valley

The Santa Ynez Valley boasts beautiful rolling hills silhouetted by orchards, vineyards, and even lush lavender farms. Unlike many of Northern California’s wine valleys, the mountain ranges in the Santa Ynez Valley actually run east to west. The Santa Ynez Valley’s transverse orientation and close proximity to the Pacific Ocean allow cool currents from the west to penetrate the hillsides.

Warm, hazy days, crisp nights, and soils rich in nutrients and diverse in chemistry create ideal growing conditions for some of the region’s most celebrated varietals, including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


Check back for 2019 updates! Including parking, shuttle Information and times.

Book Your Run-cation!
May 11, 2019

Santa Barbara and the adjoining Santa Ynez Valley offer the ideal destination running experience. Held in early May on Mother’s Day weekend, it’s the perfect time to visit this haven for outdoor recreation.

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