What is Bleisure?
In the post-covid world, where and how people work continues to be refined. Online meetings have their place but to get deeper, more strategic work accomplished, gathering the team together in-person is the way to go. Even if you have an office, going off-site allows for more focused and less distracted time together. And an added benefit when you are away from your typical workspace is the ability to integrate team bonding and company culture building activities into the business meeting.
Santa Barbara is the perfect destination for your offsite meeting to incorporate both “business” and “leisure” or “bleisure”. Accessible by car from Southern and Northern California and with a regional airport, Santa Barbara is a premier travel destination. As a highly sought out place to visit, Santa Barbara, with it’s south facing coastline and mountains, has an approachable elegance. There’s amazing dining, wineries and boutiques plus the great outdoors for hiking, biking, sailing and surfing. There’s something for everyone in Santa Barbara and combining your business meeting in our highly desirable town will spark creativity, inspire loyalty, and reward your staff, leading to growth and further success.
And because there are so many attractions in Santa Barbara, companies are adding a day or two after their business meeting concludes to explore and further decompress. Imagine returning from a business trip that had extended time to incorporate leisure activities. The overall travel experience will be enhanced leading to a better work-life balance and resulting in greater retention of key staff.
As longtime residents of Santa Barbara, we are fortunate to have cultivated relationships with many different business owners. We lean in on these relationships to curate a unique “bleisure” experience that will leave you and your team restored and recharged, ready to navigate what lies ahead.
Let us know how we can be of assistance not only with booking the perfect meeting space, but with your lodging, dining, drinks and activity desires.
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Why Bleisure in Santa Barbara
Scenic Beauty: Santa Barbara is known for its stunning coastal landscapes, beautiful beaches, and a Mediterranean-like climate. The picturesque surroundings provide a relaxing and enjoyable atmosphere, making it an ideal place to unwind after business meetings.
Cultural Attractions: The city offers a range of cultural attractions, including art galleries, museums, and historic sites. Visitors can explore places like the Santa Barbara Courthouse, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the Old Mission Santa Barbara during their leisure time.
Outdoor Activities: Santa Barbara provides ample opportunities for outdoor activities. Whether it's hiking in the nearby mountains, enjoying water sports along the coast, or simply strolling along the scenic waterfront, visitors can engage in various recreational pursuits.
Wine Country: The region around Santa Barbara is known for its vineyards and wineries. The Santa Ynez Valley, located nearby, is famous for its wine country, offering wine-tasting tours and a chance to experience the local wine culture.
Culinary Scene: Santa Barbara boasts a diverse and vibrant culinary scene. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of dining options, from upscale restaurants to local eateries, showcasing fresh and locally sourced ingredients.
Relaxation and Wellness: The city is home to several spas and wellness centers, allowing bleisure travelers to indulge in relaxation and self-care activities. This can be a perfect way to rejuvenate after a busy work schedule.