84th NRA Annual Convention

October 23-27, 2017 · The Ritz-Carlton Bacara · Santa Barbara, California

The beautiful city of Santa Barbara will host our convention at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton Bacara, one of the region’s top destinations. This 78-acre oceanfront resort offers both relaxation and adventure set against a backdrop of golden beaches and lush mountains. With its indulgent spa, onsite nature walks, and exquisite guest rooms nestled within low-rise villas, you’re sure to enjoy southern California at its finest.


Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) is located 8 miles north of the city and offers non-stop flights from Dallas (American Airlines), Denver (United), Los Angeles (United), Phoenix (American Airlines), Portland (Alaska Air), San Francisco (United) and Seattle (Alaska Air).

The closest international airport is Los Angeles Airport (LAX), which is located 90 miles (1.50 hours) south of Santa Barbara. The Santa Barbara Airbus Shuttle is available to those flying into LAX. Please note that if you wish to take the shuttle or drive out of LAX, it is best to leave the airport before 2:00pm in order to avoid LA traffic.

Once in Santa Barbara, Lyft and Uber are readily available.

Suggested Dining

Santa Barbara features some wonderful restaurants. Here are just a few to put on your radar!

Making or Confirming Your Reservation

We want the transition from The Ritz-Carlton San Juan to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara to be as easy as possible. Please refer to the information below to see how to ensure your reservation is secured.

If you made a reservation at The Ritz-Carlton San Juan…
your reservation has been carried over to The Ritz-Carlton Bacara for the same dates. To confirm your reservation or make any changes, you may call the hotel at 805-968-0100.

If you have not yet made a hotel reservation or cancelled your reservation in San Juan…

  • Go toThe Ritz-Carton Bacara reservation page
  • Select your dates and be sure to enter special NRA Code NRANRAO in the line that says “Enter Code” in order to receive the discounted daily room rate of $239
  • Press “Check Availability” and you will be directed to the NRA Reservation page where you can complete your reservation.

You may also call the hotel at 805-968-0100 and use the NRA Code NRANRAO when making your reservation. If you need additional assistance, please email Marty Covert.