More recently, I’ve had the pleasure of staying at Hotel Californian.
I attempted to describe this hotel’s absolute delicious design, but their website says it best:
It truly is a feast for the eyes and just feels SO luxury, but in the beautiful laid back socal way. Everyone from the bellhop to the bartender is sweeter than pie!
Modern Mexican cuisine and mixology that truly satisfied my need for flavor. The crab enchiladas were bomb.com and they give you 3 different salsas along with tortilla chips the moment you sit down.
Take the complimentary beach cruisers most of the local hotels provide for a spin along the waterfront biking path. You can see the mountains, harbor, and city so well!
Stroll State Street. It’s an iconic street with shop after shop, movie theaters, bars, and restaurants. Much of the nightlife is situated on and around State Street.
You can actually take this street all the way from inland Santa Barbara to the pier that stretches out over the water.
Hike. The vistas in Santa Barbara are breathtaking!
Eat fresh seafood at the pier. Get there early for the literal fresh-caught bites of the pacific’s bounty.
Catch a movie or live performance at the glorious old-Spanish-style Riviera theater, it’s so so beautiful on the inside.
Santa Barbara truly has a special place in my heart. I hope you enjoyed this little guide! Feel free to pop in questions in the comments below 🙂