Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... a pleasant town to wander through and browse the shops. We stopped here for lunch and sat outside at a cafe - a treat to find I could have a tuna melt on gluten free sun-dried tomato bread - delicious! One of the strangest things we've ever seen - Gum Alley - an alley literally with the walls covered in used chewing/bubble gum - sounds revolting doesn't it, but it has a certain art to it! Even more of a surprise was the cost (very low) of the parking. Having parked for over two hours in ...
... had anything to eat all day. Would not rush back but the location was good and the staff friendly.
We then walked into the centre of Santa Barbara. This must be one of the prettiest towns we have ever been too. Every corner you turn, there is another beautiful building, garden, light, restaurant, shop, etc., etc. It is immaculate everywhere. Everything is so well looked after, you can just see the pride and care everywhere you go. It is very Spanish ...
... sea and land- a molcajete bowl (a stone bowl) that comes filled with ingredients and sizzles with flavor- and Jeremy ordered the pork shank- a Fred Flintstone sized meat shank covered in a mole/tomato sauce that was rich and flavorful. It was one of those meals where you keep saying "I am full, I need to stop eating", but the food is so good that you keep taking bites because it is just that good. I will definitely go back ...
... worth it. We then headed over to Mike's office and shop for a tour. I was quite impressed with what he has so far and all that he has built up. He has come a long way from those days some 30+ years ago when he first headed to California in a broken down old pickup. Afterwards we met up with Tom for some dinner and then back to Mike's. All in all, a good day. Tomorrow we are off to Santa ...
... to see) and ended up eating a very noisy, kinda OK pizza place - def not on her recommend list...lol. We then drove over to the boardwalk so I could see of I wanted to return in the morning, but, as I was finding typical of the boardwalks - a few restaurants and some touristy shops...nothing I felt the need to return and see. Back to the room and we were going to explore Santa Barbara some in the morning before heading to Los Angeles.
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