La Playa Motel
Travel Blogs from Santa Barbara
... eateries to chains such as Starbucks - literally something for everyone. The stretch of beach across the road from our hotel boasted white sand and blue water which seemed to stretch for miles to left and right. We browsed and shopped this morning and relaxed by the hotel pool this afternoon before getting changed and heading back to town for pizza this evening (managed to find gluten free pizza too). We've spent two lovely nights here; back on the road tomorrow, destination...Los ...
... there are many, many stunning houses.
When we were in San Diego, we decided to try and get a Ford Mustang convertible for the last week of our holidays. Unfortunately, the Hertz garage let us down and could not get one for us before we left. We tried the Hertz office in Santa Barbara the day after we arrived and were advised that there were two out at the airport in Santa Barbara, if we wanted to go and pick one up. We went and picked the car up ...
... watched a few movies on HBO before falling asleep at close to 9pm. We had the windows open in the room and the salty sea breeze came in through the windows, which made sleeping so much more pleasant. February in Santa Barbara is just cool enough to require a sweater at night, but warm enough in the day to enjoy the sunshine. I can see why so many retirees chose to live here.
The next morning, we woke up by 8am and ...
... even for me. Oh did grab an apple, which looked awesome but failed to deliver. Oh well we didn't really need a huge brekky.
Fortunately for us the day got better. We headed off to Goleta to see the monarch butterflies. Had to catch a couple of buses, but after an hour we were dropped off quite close to them and in we went. ( the drivers couldn't be more helpful, even when ken over paid old mate gave us a free pass to get home.)
THEY WERE BRILLIANT, a few times a ...
... Probably because it's so dumb it can be caught by a man's hands!)
When we left Big Sur it was early evening and we were worrying that we wouldn't be able to get a lift but once again, luck prevailed and we were picked up within ten minutes. Ben, the guy who picked us up, a shoe salesman, was only driving down the road but we thought at least it was a step in the right direction. It turned out to be a great ride and we ended up going to a posh restaurant overlooking a ...
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- Best value for your money in Santa Barbara
- Wonderful continental breakfast.
- A Gem
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- Clean--Nice Even, and Close Enough
- Does the job...
- Really satisfied
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- Loved this little gem!
- Simply Perfect!
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