Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
The Mason Beach Inn is located in popular West Beach only 1 block back from the beach and was recommended to us from the tourist information centre. Was expensive for our budget at $160/night (compared to $160 in Anaheim for 3 nights). It is in an excellent location with free parking so we could leave the car safely and walk around the city centre, beach and wharf. ...
... of freeways. It was at the time a place dominated by cars and nothing much had changed. LA is huge, covering 1,000 square miles about 2,500 square km). Scattered throughout the sprawl, the clustered towers of isolated business centres seem like islands adrift in a sea of humanity. But even on those islands, that critical mass of humanity needed to build a vibrant city are hard to find.
After a long day's wait, the shipping agent confirmed ...
... but the little I saw of it I loved. It's definitely a city I would love to go back to explore further. I loved the big cactus plants and downtown Phoenix looked like it had a lot of great restaurants. We ended up at The Arrogant Butcher based on recommendation from a local and it did not disappoint. It was first class! Today we drove from Phoenix to Santa Barbara, a very long drive. We are on our way to Fremont, just outside San Francisco to visit my ...
... decor is less....flashy. It stands in a open field with a couple of towering oak trees and has large corrals which hold some long haired sheepy animals, a few goats and long horned bovine (couldn't get the right perspective to make a gender judgement call) a couple of turkeys, some chickens and two really cute pigs.
By the time we left the sun was getting low in the sky and the shadows and golden colors of the field and hills around us were ...
... that Santa Rosa island is better for camping. Big drops of rain escorted us off the island as we took off just in time to stay dry.
The return trip was nothing like our morning cruise. Winds picked up and rain started to fall as we tried to outrun the approaching storm. Entertainment was provided by the relentless kiddos testing their ability to hold on to the rails on the 'wet side’ of the boat. Many parents will be doing ...
Other places to stay in Santa Barbara
1601 State Street, Santa Barbara | 2 star innfrom $141
433 W. Montecito St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $167
18 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $122
1188 Coast Village Road, Santa Barbara | 2 star innfrom $99
15 Chapala Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $180
- 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 $163
- We LOVED our getaway!
- A Perfect 10!
- Room was great!!!
206 Castillo St, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $179
63 Humphrey Rd, Santa Barbara | Innfrom $160
36 W. Valerio St., Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $209
- A relaxing, cozy retreat
- Loved the Cheshire Cat Inn
- Loved the Cheshire Cat
121 East Arrellaga Street, Santa Barbara | 5 star innfrom $367
- The Gold Standard for B&Bs
- A Secluded Retreat With Exceptional Service
- A Beautiful Inn
1327 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $191
- Excellent Stay
- Delicious Breakfast, Friendly Management/Service
- Great getaway
1908 Bath Street, Santa Barbara | 3 star innfrom $163