Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... on Venice Beach, warm and sunny, beautiful blue sea, surfers out, ate crab burgers for late breakfast. Walked on Venice pier. Saw Santa Monica pier in the sunshine. Stunning views of Pacific on Coast road, saw dolphins swimming by, and the coca cola lorry depot, so those lorries on the Christmas ad really exist.
Tomorrow we drive ...
... lounge and a kitchen - result. Then in New York MasterCard got in touch because Argentinian debit had been made- fair enough we thought the owners live in Argentina. No worries. It took another few weeks- until Santa Barbara - for the penny to drop that the booking was for a Santa Monica Apartment on the Southern most tip of Argentine (circa 3500 miles away)! Sadly at such short notice only the very lovely Wyndham Hotel right ...
... and had many failed attempts at finding a restaurant we could afford, before settling on Panera bread and eating by the beach.
Back in line for the tender, Sarah* found a friend she knew (a fellow American!) from our ship and he joined us on the tender back. He was also a bit into wildlife, so it was nice talking to him and feeling like I could finally somewhat relate to someone here in that aspect. As we were waiting for the tender, we noticed a bunch of ...
OK, enough fooling around. It's time to get things organized for these next 5 months of road travel. It’s off to Santa Barbara to get el Burro packed with the essentials, and put the rest in storage. After saying my goodbyes, it was off down the 101 for me. It’s a horrendous drive wrought with meandering shorelines, interspersed ...
... beers with an orange wedge in them which is awesome. We played a few games of doubles pool, Bobbie and I verses the guys, we won a game each, we had a great comeback in the 2nd game. After that we headed back to the hotel, we had to drive to San Diego tomorrow afternoon and wanted to get a good look around Santa Barbara before we left so we needed to be up and going early enough, so a late night wasn't a good idea. We walked back to our hotel and went to ...
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