Wellness Weekend in Los Alamos, California
Food & Wine
When thinking of the perfect getaway, I try to incorporate all the things I love to do, including pilates, hiking, natural wine tasting, delicious foods – you get the point! If these things pique your interest, then look no further than a perfect weekend getaway to Los Alamos, a destination that's about 30 minutes east of Santa Barbara. This three-day itinerary is designed to offer the best of both worlds to those looking for a nice relaxing, wellness getaway with a hint of luxury and history mixed together in one.
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Retro motel turned boutique hotel in the heart of Santa Barbara wine country.
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Day 1: Arrive in Los Alamos
Once you arrive in Los Alamos, settle into your lodgings – the Skyview is my top choice among the array of Los Alamos hotels because it is a boutique hotel that combines modern luxury with beautiful historical architecture. If Los Alamos isn’t your style, I am happy to offer more recommendations based on your lodging interests.
After you’ve settled in comfortably, head on over to Bell’s, a French-inspired, family-owned restaurant opened in 2018 by Daisy and Greg Ryan, and arguably has the best food in the region. It has a newly appointed Michelin star, and is well worth the visit. Be sure to make a reservation ahead of time!
A note from Briana
Just a heads up, you will need a car to get to and around Los Alamos, so plan accordingly.
Day 2: Farm-to-table dining & hikes
Los Alamos' restaurants provide some of the region's most delicious, freshest cuisine. Start day two of your getaway by grabbing breakfast at Bob’s Well Bread, a breakfast bakery where you will find hand-made breads and pastries made with fresh ingredients sourced from the region.
After breakfast, head on over to the neighboring Los Olivos (about 13 minutes away from Los Alamos) for a hike at Lover’s Loop – one of my favorite trails to hike when I visit the region.
If you’re feeling hungry after your hike, stop by Industrial Eats, a repurposed warehouse-turned-restaurant in Buelton serving seasonal meals spruced from sustainable farms and food pioneers.
Following lunch, head for wine tasting at Spear Winery – a family-owned, sustainable winery producing the best craft wines.
Finally, end your day with dinner at SY Kitchen. This is a delicious Italian restaurant that is staple for the Santa Ynez Valley.
Day 3: Leisure & wine
Finish out your wellness weekend getaway with a leisurely morning, grabbing brunch at Norman’s, a beloved Los Alamos restaurant at Skyview.
I love working in a yoga or pilates session to ground myself before wrapping up my weekend. You can even do your own class on the Skyview property. It's one of the best ways to end your wellness weekend off before heading back to a work-filled week!
A note from Briana
While in Los Alamos, be sure to check out Bodega and Lofi Winery! Each offers amazing wine programs and wine tasting that will satisfy any wine lover.
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