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Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... the pier, as we were covered in bits of crab after some enthusiastic shell cracking.
We all agreed that we could have spent longer in Santa Barbara, but set out again the next morning to drive to Monterey, via the famous Big Sur coastline. As is to be expected when traveling with four very different people, tempers flared a bit on this day, but the scenery was breathtaking and stole the show. We stopped along the way to admire the ocean views ...
So we met at 7:30am ready to start the trek - first thing a quick tour of Hollywood and then off to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara was lovely with sunny beaches and a cute little town! We set up the first camp by the beach and had steak fajitas for ...
... stands, I decided I really only wanted to see it on a sunny day, and will return one day...
So we continued on down the Highway which officially was no longer the Big Sur and headed for Pismo Beach where Mo & Adrienne said there was a Crab restaurant we shouldn't miss.
We found the Cracked Crab, and after a short wait had an amazing FEAST! None of us had ever experienced such huge crustaceans - they were Alaskan Crabs - and we ...
... Visibility became very poor, between the rain on my visor and the heads lights from other vehicles. Big Sur was the next town and I knew that it did not have many choices for accommodation. This driving by Braille was becoming a concern. I started thinking that tonight would be spent under an emergency plastic Dollarama rain poncho beside a giant Redwood. I was approaching Big Sur and there was a lodge - Yes! I pulled off ...
... as I am to leave, I have a plane waiting for me.
Au revoir, Westmont, until we meet again.
My friend Stephen asked me to keep a record of how many times I eat noodles this semester. I have eaten two meals with noodles and I haven’t even left the United States yet. This will probably be very interesting.
Noodle Count: 2
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
5650 Calle Real, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $141
1111 East Cabrillo Boulevard, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $189
- 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 $174
- Pepper Tree is nice
- Pepper Tree - Great
- Seems best bet on State Street
2220 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $190
- Encina Lodge is great
- Lovely place to stay
- Just Okay
202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $198
- Ditto other reviews - bad motel experience, misleading website
- Do not stay here
- Perfect Location
28 W Cabrillo Blvd, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $257
- Delighted with our room
- Not the Four Seasons....
3714 State Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $102
- Great pool and spa
- Like the Sandman, but gee...
- Very nice place!
31 West Carrillo, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $270
- 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 $221
- 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 $170
17 W. Haley Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star hotelfrom $180
- Pleasant Surprise
- Great Location. Leave the car at home.
- Great Location
128 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $123
- Quiet and homey
- Surprising find near the S.B. beaches
- Very charming hotel
533 State Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $180
- 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 $173
- Traveler beware
- All that I expected.
- Stay away!
1404 De La Vina Street, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $218
- I am pleased to report
- One of the best kept secrets in Santa Barbara
- Rate Problem
1900 Lasuen Road, Santa Barbara | 5 star hotelfrom $387
1816 State Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star hotelfrom $123
3344 State St., Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $72
1029 Orilla Del Mar, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $120
- Just Love the Inn at East Beach
- Max Value
- Great rooms and very friendly service.
915 Garden Street, Santa Barbara | 4 star hotelfrom $314
- Amazing place!
- Santa Barbara Pace...
- Great Attention to Detail
109 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star hotelfrom $115
- Staff to be proud of!
- Great for beach and self-catering possible
- We will be back
2819 State Street, Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $115
324 West Mason Street, Santa Barbara | 1 star hotelfrom $133
2500 Mount Calvary Rd., Santa Barbara | Hotelfrom $75