Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... I did look a bit rough! Went for a walk around the bay, and on the very touristy pier. Very pretty place, with lots of things to see and do, like boat trips to see whales and stuff (not for me really). Fancied something English, and found an "authentic" English bar selling "the best fish n chips in California" it was VILE! For a start French fries are NOT chips and the fish was what can only be described as oversized fish fingers dripping in fat. Eewww! It came with a side ...
... between us. The Inn is located about a mile from Sterns Warf. From the warf you can walk up State Street which will take you to the city center with loads of bars, restaurants and shops.
Once we're checked in we decide to stretch our legs and walk up to the Paseo Nuevo outdoor shopping mall for some shopping and dinner. The mall is built in the classic spanish style with a main "street" and some side streets. ...
... at the museum, two Master Model Builders from Legoland California will compete against each other to build models based on the Resort's new Lego Legends of Chima Water Park. I think it will be a busy but fun day. On Sunday and Monday, I might go to Carpinteria, a small city near by Santa Barbara, by train. I really want to get out of Santa Barbara and go explore somewhere else!
... reasonable places to stay with ok food,and clean rooms. Everyone still smokes in them so that was a bit yukky.
We stayed in some holiday inn expresses. Wouldn't again. Would happily stay in a 8, but what we did was just check on the internet and especially for reviews. We payed from 40 dollars in a casino to 170 in another casino. It was flash and very new. And mostly 60 to 100 for motels. And they usually have brekky, some far better than others.
Off to brekky. Woohoo ...
... people were really interested in what we were doing, maybe because it is something that they would never really consider doing, because it is oh so DANGEROUS to hitch in America, we really found that the whole way people went out of their way to help us on our journey south.
We spent two nights couchsurfing with a lovely guy John, who had also hitched all across America. Jeremy attempted surfing for the first time in a very non-beginner spot, where if he had managed ...
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 $101
- 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