The Santa Barbara Orchid Show: A One-of-A-Kind Event

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do during your stay with us, we suggest visiting the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. It may seem a little off-beat, but that’s exactly where it gets its charm!

The Santa Barbara Orchid Show is in its 71st year, making it one of the longest running annual orchid shows in existence. And it continues to dazzle visitors to this day! Located at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, this is a 3-day event that runs during the weekend of March 4th to March 6th.

Tickets are very affordable at $14 for general admission, with a $2 discount for seniors and students. Plus it’s free for children under the age of 12. So it’s a fun and affordable even to bring the whole family to enjoy.

The thing about the Orchid Show is that it has to be seen to believed. We can tell you all about the more than 25,000 species of beautiful orchids that you’ll see there, but in order to really understand how awe-inspiring it is, you’ve got to see it for yourself.

The 71st show’s theme for 2016 is “Wild World of Orchids” in celebration of the many thousands of orchid species all over the globe. In fact, this is one of the largest orchid shows in existence, so it’s really the perfect place for orchid enthusiasts and any interested person to get a gauge on just how varied and incredible orchids can be.

So if you’re looking for a unique way to kill some time on your trip to beautiful Santa Barbara, then the International Orchid Show may be just the place for you! We guarantee you’ll never find another show like it.

And don’t worry, we’ll save a room for you at Marina Beach Motel. It’s the coziest, most affordable little motel in Santa Barbara with a delicious free breakfast and just 37 steps from the beach.