Inn by the Harbor
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... some impressive lemon gums in the park over the road. After that we wandered down to the pier for a while - no bare feet or high heels allowed. I saw a seal for a brief flash and some pelicans, a Heron, guys catching 6 slimy mackerel at a time and a sand sculpture. There were several food shops on the pier but there was a big line for the crab house and the fish and chip shop shut at 7.30 - an hour before sunset so we decided to ...
... it. Hummus, baba ganoush, falafel Turkish salad and spiced chicken as an extra. A walk along the pier took us to the end of Route 66, and along the way we saw surfers, snakes, skateboarders, parrots, hobos and iguanas, all, we understand, are native to Santa Monica. On the way back to the car park with the most spectacular view of Santa Monica beach, we spent sometime chatting to a hobo who turned out to be a scientist who had lived in Chelsea in the 60's. ...
... just been transported to another world in that little cove. There were no other people down there with us, it was so peaceful and serene, I wish I could bottle that feeling. It is one of the favourite moments from the trip so far. Our next stop was McWay Falls, a waterfall plunging from the cliff side and straight into the beautiful blue ocean. The view from the trail was breathtaking, once again something I feel I cannot describe with words or pictures. After this stop, ...
... hundred photos later, mine and Amy’s LA knowledge/arrogance decided Rodeo Drive was worth a visit, so having cruised down Sunset and Hollywood Blvd, followed by house hunting in Beverly Hills (navigational error on my part, but convenient and enjoyable nonetheless) we made it to the celeb spotting designer retail central. Our holiday budgets unfortunately prevented us from the full Rodeo Drive experience, so after glimpsing ...
... movie set from the1923 The Ten Commandments, now lying buried somewhere beneath the sands. It is also where scenes from Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End were filmed.
We venture on a walk uphill ... and in the heat ... the views were impressive but we didn't make it to the beach. After a good hour of walking and apparently with another 40 mins to go before we even hit the beach, oh and another ...
How has this inn rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking