Travel and Lodging

Convention Hotel

The convention will be held at the Fess Parker Hotel, 633 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara, CA 93103 just steps from the Pacific Ocean.

Group rates and reservation information will be posted in Summer 2016.


Alaska, American, and United Airlines all fly into Santa Barbara (SBA) It is a very easy airport to fly in/out of, and the there is a shuttle to the Fess Parker.

If you like you can fly to Los Angeles (LAX). It is about a two hour drive if you rent a car, or you can take the Santa Barbara Airbus ( The airbus runs about every two hours. It has wifi and costs $88.00 round-trip.

Also, a third option exists to fly to Burbank and take Amtrak, from the Burbank airport to Santa Barbara. There are currently 6 trains daily and the fare is as low as $29.00.

Fess Parker

NOA Convention

Message from convention host

Dear NOA members,
It is exciting to think of all of you coming to the January 2017 Convention in Santa Barbara! The Fess Parker is a great venue for us, and I think you will enjoy your stay immensely. Along with all the great sessions, performances, and competitions, I hope to have a few "Santa Barbara" events and activities that will be special to this great part of the country. Travel is very easy out of our airport, and if you plan ahead to stay Sunday, I will be leading a wine tasting journey to the heart of Santa Barbara wine country that would be a great end to the convention. More on that soon...

I look forward to seeing you all in Santa Barbara!

Ben Brecher, local convention host