Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
Set off early for Monterey on the pacific coast. The drive was really nice. Went through a beautiful place called Cottonwood, and a huge lake. Drove through mountains with little villages scattered about, and some flat farmland. Got to Monterey early, as the drive only took 3 hours. Thankfully my room was ready and I was allowed to check in. I can only think I was off my face when I booked the hotel in Monterey, because although the room was really nice, with an ...
... 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 ...
... was working: it is a small but pretty cool sea center. Visitors get to touch small sharks (the current exhibit) and other marine specimens. Then, Amy drove around the city so I can see the City College and the University of California, Santa Barbara. Eh, why am I studying in Quebec, seriously? The view of both schools is breath-taking: students have a great view on the beach and the ocean while studying, which makes it a ...
... about and seeing some of the people, equipment and techniques used during the Second World War and after, was fascinating. With fewer people here, it was much easier to get around and take in the exhibits. I think we all really enjoyed this section. After completing our tour, we headed back. Traffic was a bit on the heavy side,so it took a little over two hours to return. A long day of ...
... stuck out our thumb a truck pulled up aside us and we jumped in on our way to Santa Rosa. The guy who picked us up was telling us many a tale of the bears he had killed this summer, three to be precise!
From Santa Rosa centre we struggled to get back onto the main highway heading to the coast, we were stood in one of the worst hitching spots I have ever experienced but had little choice. Cars were going way too fast to stop and we stood very little chance of being picked ...
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
1601 State Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star innfrom $166
433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $188
18 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $187
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara | 2 star innfrom $100
15 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $217
- DO NOT STAY AT THIS PLACE!
- Not the gem that it advertises!!
- Fooled me once
122 West Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara | Innfrom $65
104 Bath St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $173
- We LOVED our getaway!
- A Perfect 10!
- Room was great!!!
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $216
63 Humphrey Rd, Santa Barbara | Innfrom $160
36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $232
- A relaxing, cozy retreat
- Loved the Cheshire Cat Inn
- Loved the Cheshire Cat
121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara | 5 star innfrom $363
- The Gold Standard for B&Bs
- A Secluded Retreat With Exceptional Service
- A Beautiful Inn
1327 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $194
- Excellent Stay
- Delicious Breakfast, Friendly Management/Service
- Great getaway
1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $182