Mount Calvary Monastery & Retreat House
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With tent still intact, the early morning Pacific views made up for the challenging evening we'd just had. As we packed the tent away the wind was still gusting and probably due to our dietary restrictions we were feeling a little lethargic and happy that Santa Barbara (SB) was only twenty miles away. It was also pretty hot and by the time we'd reached the laundromat in Goleta, a few miles west of SB, we were well baked. Not for the first time, we went as far ...
... Chinese over the road from Sandpiper Lodge.
We arrived about 8.30 and were the last customers for the night. All those already present were young and speaking Chinese. I'm guessing students at Santa Barbara University. The food was good we had a 'banquet'. Wonton soup, spring rolls, chicken skewers, fried rice (which was pretty much just rice) and 2 mains. We were home before 10 and in bed soon after. Long drive tomorrow.
... We enjoyed a walk along the beautiful sandy beach before stopping at a cafe for coffee and ice tea. After chilling out at the cafe for a few hours we decided to catch a boat for a sunset cruise. Once all were aboard we headed out to sea. The sea was rough with high swells lifting the boat high and dropping low. It was all rather exciting! Drinks were almost spilt, people were falling over, it was surprising for ...
... there are many, many stunning houses.
When we were in San Diego, we decided to try and get a Ford Mustang convertible for the last week of our holidays. Unfortunately, the Hertz garage let us down and could not get one for us before we left. We tried the Hertz office in Santa Barbara the day after we arrived and were advised that there were two out at the airport in Santa Barbara, if we wanted to go and pick one up. We went and picked the car up ...
... right? I don't even have pictures because like I said, I didn't go anywhere. I have two days off of work this week: Sunday and Monday. Since the weather is supposed to be nice and warm, I will for sure go shopping on State Street and go to beach, my two favorite activities! I am excited that I finally get to do something of my life while I am here. I also might go to the Zoo. YAY!
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
5650 Calle Real , Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $185
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $206
- Great beach front location, large room but a bit of a smell
- Radisson was Spectacular!
- Loved the Radisson!
3850 State Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $190
- Pepper Tree is nice
- Pepper Tree - Great
- Seems best bet on State Street
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $187
- Encina Lodge is great
- Lovely place to stay
- Just Okay
202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $221
- Ditto other reviews - bad motel experience, misleading website
- Do not stay here
- Perfect Location
28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $310
- Delighted with our room
- Not the Four Seasons....
3714 State Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $115
- Great pool and spa
- Like the Sandman, but gee...
- Very nice place!
31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $291
- Hope this was an anomaly
- Very good, but some kinks need to be worked out...
- This is not a Leading Hotel of the World
Grace Bay, PO Box 482, Providenciales | 3 star resortfrom $234
- Good location for UCSB but no amenities
- Convenient to UCSB, but that's about it...
901 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $186
- Great relief to long travellers
- Perfectly Fine
336 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $183
17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $199
- Pleasant Surprise
- Great Location. Leave the car at home.
- Great Location
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $144
- Quiet and homey
- Surprising find near the S.B. beaches
- Very charming hotel
533 State Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $200
- Quiet, central location, good deal
- Affordable elegance.
- We loved it, and the valet parking was only $5.00.
1295 Coast Village Rd., Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $184
- Traveler beware
- All that I expected.
- Stay away!
1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $219
- I am pleased to report
- One of the best kept secrets in Santa Barbara
- Rate Problem
800 Alvarado Place, Santa Barbara | 5 star hotelfrom $451
1816 State Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star hotelfrom $197
3344 State St., Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $109
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $163
- Just Love the Inn at East Beach
- Max Value
- Great rooms and very friendly service.
915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $376
- Amazing place!
- Santa Barbara Pace...
- Great Attention to Detail
109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $173
- Staff to be proud of!
- Great for beach and self-catering possible
- We will be back
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $138
324 West Mason Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star hotelfrom $166