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Southwest Division


January 2-4, 2015
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

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The following hotels are located on Hollister Avenue in Goleta, California 93117 (Santa Barbara) and are close to the Santa Barbara airport and the UCSB Campus; and also on the No. 11 Bus Route which will take you to the Campus of UCSB. Check Bus schedule here

Hampton Inn
Discounted Block of Rooms available $129/night-book by 11/30/14 Code: "Southwest Division Competition," regular rate $159-179/night)
5665 Hollister Ave.

Super 8 Motel
$89/night online booking
6021 Hollister Ave.

Pacifica Suites
Discounted Block of Rooms available $189/night. Book by 11/30/14 Code: "MTNA SW Division Competition," regular rate $229/night
5490 Hollister Ave.

The following hotels are located a bit further from the UCSB Campus Goleta, California 93117. They are NOT on the MTD Bus Route:

Courtyard Marriot
Discounted Block of Rooms available $169/night-book by 11/30/14 Code: "Southwest Division Competition," regular rate $189/night)
401 Storke Rd.

Best Western South Coast Inn
5620 Calle Real

Extended Stay America
4870 Calle Real

Motel 6
5897 Calle Real

Transportation Information:
Directions to the University of California at Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Airport is located close to the UCSB Campus and is located on the No. 11 MTD Bus Route.(See Bus Route.)

Santa Barbara AirBus services the LAX(Los Angeles)airport and the trip is approximately two hours.

Competitors and parents should be aware that Los Angeles traffic on the 405 Freeway and the 101 Freeway in both directions can be VERY congested on Friday afternoons and also on Sunday afternoons. Be VERY careful to allow extra time to and from the airport if you are arriving at LAX. Three hours MINIMUM would most likely be a safe travel time.

Driving Directions:
From Los Angeles:
Take 101 North Freeway from Los Angeles to the city of Santa Barbara.
In Santa Barbara, exit 101 North Freeway at Highway 217 (UCSB/Airport).
The exit immediately preceding the Highway 217 exit is Patterson.

From San Francisco (from North):
Take 101 SOUTH Freeway and exit at Patterson EXIT. Turn LEFT onto Patterson RD and stay in left lane. Re-enter 101 NORTH RAMP; and stay in LEFT LANE which angles left onto Highway 217(UCSB/Airport)

When you arrive to UCSB, enter the roundabout in the left lane. You continue through and exit off to the RIGHT onto Lagoon Rd.(Lagoon Rd. follows right along the ocean). Continue and turn right on UCEN RD. Continue straight to LOT 3 which is right next to the Music Building.

All parking at the UCSB Campus is by paid permit 24 hours a day 7 days a week. You must purchase a parking permit and place it on your dashboard. Tickets are available at machines located in each parking lot. You WILL be ticketed at all times of day and night if you do not purchase a ticket. Competition officials cannot remedy parking fines or issue permits.

If LOT 3 next to the Music Building is full (do not park in spaces which state Faculty/Staff only), alternative parking may be found in LOT 5, and also in Parking Garages which are a relatively short walk from the Music Building. (Lots 22 and 14). You cannot drive to the Music building EXCEPT via UCEN RD; from all other lots you must walk.

Other Important Competition Site Information:
The competition will be held on the lovely campus of UCSB. Please note that the facility is an "open air" facility and that parrticipants should be prepared with outerwear such as jackets or wraps as much of the waiting areas are open air and subject to weather conditions. Historical temperature averages for the month of January have Highs around 65 and Lows around 48.

For more information, contact Linda Stump, MTNA Director of Competitions or Nancy Tedford, Division Competition Chair