Inn by the Harbor
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
After leaving Treebones we headed down the coast stopping off at Piedras Blancas to see the elephant seals, they really are odd looking animals and quite a distinct sound they make, the beach was covered and pairs were wrestling around in the sea, others were covering themselves in sand, we were told it was moulting season so some were loosing …
After breakfast we strolled down to the beachfront and along the pier to the end where we watched a cormorant dive under the water and appear with a fish in its beak. We also saw a guy fishing who caught a ray and didn't want to touch it.... hehe. Some fisherman. He managed to get it back in the water.
As you stand at the end of the pier …
This morning we were up early to visit Hearst Castle, built by newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. From the highway you can just make out the mansion on the top of the hill, when it's not misty. It was misty the morning we went. To get to the house you have to board a bus from the visitors' centre to travel up the five mile long drive. The …
Santa Barbara is a beautiful town that sits in the middle of a beach setting and mountain back drop. The beach town is the epitome of what one would vision a town in California to look and feel like - surfers running around, college town vibe, bike trails, wineries, mountain sides, cool breezes, warm sun, large wide beaches and winding cliff trail …
... had already had a fantastic lunch and were not very hungry we decided to give it a miss. We drove back to Santa Barbara and went to the Petit Valentino for one course instead. Gary had the Flat Iron Steak with a red wine reduction and I had Pork Tenderloin, wrapped in Parma Ham with a Fig jus. The meal was absolutely fantastic, we could not have had a nicer meal anywhere, so we were glad we did not go to the Montecito Inn after all and it must have been a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking