Cabrillo Inn at the Beach
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After a nice and slow morning we start making our way towards Santa Barbara. The hills around and south of San Luis Obispo are filled with wineries and farms. We decide to drive along the 101 freeway rather than highway 1 as both run inland from the coast (the 101 has yet to turn into the multilane mahem that it turns into as it hits Los Angeles) …
... had lunch sat in the courthouse gardens which was so good, as it was a very warm day so nice to chill in the sun. After, we had lunch we had a look around the town looking in all the nice little shops.
So after a pretty busy morning and afternoon we headed down to the beach! The beach was very nice it was in a little bay and was not too busy at all. We spent a few hours here before heading back for dinner and going out for a drink. We ...
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Tomorrow morning, we are off on our travels again but we will definitely come back to Santa Barbara. We loved the slower pace of life the friendliness of everyone we met, the fabulous food and the beautiful buildings. The beach is lovely too, but there are some very special small coves just out of the centre that would be perfect for a day at the beach.
The "Big Sur" here we come.................we are getting closer!!!!
... delivery van. They all looked like tourists, so we walked over to see what was going on. A fishing boat had just come in with a catch of close to 6,000 pounds worth of sea urchin, and they were lowering it in nets into various crates to be packed up and shipped all over the world. It was dark out, so the only light was from the street lamps in the harbor, which cast a purple hue over the sea urchins as they undulated in the crates. ...
... colonial houses. It's a beautiful place. Needless to say, the further south we go, the more people speak Spanish!
Between mission and mission, we drove scenic highway 1 that follows the coast. Very nice, especially the part of Big Sur. Today, our lunch was a CupNoodles - with a good view, though. Really this is very nice road with huge rocks in the sea, white ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsCabrillo Inn at the Beach Santa Barbara
Very nice, but basic Inn more or less on the beach - only the boulevard between. Although basic, Cabrillo Inn provides what you need in terms of room fascilities etc. The Inn is around 1 mile or so away from Sterns Warf, and another mile or so up State Street to the main shopping areas. Overall good location if you come by car as it still allows you to easily get to a good selection of nightlife and shopping opportunities. Parking is limited, but can be found both right off Cabrillo Boulevard as well as at the Inn office. Continental breadfast is included in the price, but be aware that these breakfasts are very basic so if you got you mind set on a massive buffee this is not it. Still good for some basic energy in the morning bagels and pastry, a few juice options and surprisingly good coffee.
Overall, a very good choice while you explore Santa Barbara.
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