No more than 2 hours from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara feels like you’re somewhere other than California. With its hints of Spain everywhere from the architecture to the laid-back lifestyle to the abundant flowers to the ocean just steps away, Santa Barbara will always be one of my favorite spots in California.
Cool off with delicious ice cream at McConnell’s
Spend the morning or afternoon at Butterfly or Santa Claus beaches
Have a spa day at Belmond El Encanto
Feast on a yummy family style dinner at The Lark