We're heading to the American Riviera for the weekend: It's time to pack up for Santa Barbara, California! Use this travel guide to find out where to eat, where to stay, and what to do on any budget when visiting beautiful Santa Barbara.
Downtown Santa Barbara wineries map from Urban Wine Trail. - Santa Barbara Wine Tasting Let's explore some of the best places to go wine tasting in the Santa Barbara area including downtown Santa Barbara and the beautiful hills and valleys beyond.
Santa Barbara, CA Why you should go: This not-so-crowded beach town is the perfect mix of rugged and refined. Hike along the beachfront Cabrillo Bike Path, ride the antique carousel at Chase Palm Park, (walkable) Urban Wine Trail.
San Ysidro Ranch, sb Throughout the 1800s, this 500-acre property in the lush foothills of Montecito served as a working citrus ranch. The ranch hosted its first guests in 1893, and has since transformed into a gorgeous retreat with cottages, hot tubs, a spacious spa and two standout restaurants. Bonus: it's just a one hour drive from wineries in Los Olivos and Santa Ynez, and 15 minutes to downtown Santa Barbara.