Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... and sound systems were also being installed. There was an army of workers building everything. The stage did restrict us from visiting the Marine One helicopter, but we were able to tour Air Force One.
The library ends sadly. Reagan's last speech is played, followed by media coverage of his funeral. I cannot lie, I was emotional at this point. His optimism, courage and love of the nation was the core of his being. My favorite of his sayings:
... tour in with a long drive ahead of us, but it was great to see it.
In Santa Barbara main town, which felt very upmarket, we visited a couple of shops. Kate and Alison both bought some make up goodies in Benefit, where David was on top form chatting to the sales assistants and making comments such as 'Do you have make up for men?' And 'Oh look they do Brazilians here!' It really made us giggle.
We waved goodbye to Santa Barbara and started our journey on Route 1 with ...
... for lodging in Italy to spring cleaning our time is being used well. We are also making sure to find time for long walks, bike rides, relaxing with a good book, soaking in the hot tub and lunch dates/coffee with friends. Be sure to call us if you have time to get together before we head out of ...
... fish off there lines. And if they didn't cover the catch up in box, the pelicans would have em.
After hour on beach, made way back to the inn, walked to the 7 eleven for some coronas & then dinner at chick filis. More like S.... filis. Yuk !
Couple beers outside lobby, then early nite 9:30 pm.
Dawn didn't turn up in dublin, so as a treat I put marily monroe on top of him ...
... a fab Italian with a bottle of Prosecco and great food. We have had the best time in USA and wanted to mark the last night. During the meal we surprised Ruth and Lames with the news that we had got "Front of Line" passes for Universal Studios. They were speechless as this kind of thing is not usually part of our MO.
Went back lack and packed up everything for the flight to New Zealand. Quick getaway for the morning.
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
5490 Hollister Ave., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $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 | 4 star hotelfrom $166
2500 Mount Calvary Rd., Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $75