Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... run along the front and we drove in downtown Santa Barbara for dinner at an Italian restaurant - first evening meal out kids have managed so seem to now have fully adjusted to local time. Feel like we have barely scratched the surface of what's available in Santa Barbara and could easily spend longer just pottering around but time to push on North up the coast ...
... back to State Street and parked right at the top so we could work our way down. Santa Barbara is known for being a bit of a rich persons playground but it was certainly not snobby. The town was beautiful with neatly decorated buildings and walkways and you could see the Spanish influence. A lot of the shops were expensive boutiques so we just nosed in the windows of them and moved swiftly along. The street makes for a lovely stroll and we continued to Stearns Wharf and ...
... what we think are small fish, then amongst the weeds Jess spots a red mouth turtle it is an amazing creature, it's camouflage makes it really hard to spot. Back in the hotel for a swim followed by a Mexican dinner, this dinner is served with really tasty side dish of sweet corn cake, it's so good I ask how it's made, they bash up the sweet corn into a paste, add some margarine, sugar, a dash of vinegar and it's gorgeous......the tell me the recipe, but ...
It's been so hot this week here in Southern California, but today, it got a little cooler. My school is located in Southern California and we are very close to a beautiful beach. That means, that we are very close to the Pacific Ocean. So therefore, we have this Scuba Club that is organized by the students who are certified. The goal of this club is to get out there as much as possible and certify people. I got ...
... 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 ...
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