Dreamy Weekend Getaway to Santa Barbara

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  • Boutique Travel

  • Couples Travel

  • Honeymoons

  • Food & Wine

  • Santa Barbara

  • Shopping

  • Spa

  • Sightseeing

Colonial buildings and palm trees in Santa Barbara.
Curator’s statement

Living in Los Angeles for almost 10 years, I have taken endless road trips up to Santa Barbara! Santa Barbara is truly a magical place. I have a bunch of recommendations for the ultimate getaway. Whether it's driving through Santa Ynez checking out amazing wineries, riding a bike beachside or staying at cute boutique hotels for a nice reset — I have you covered! Cheers!

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Where to stay in Santa Barbara

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Drift Santa Barbara

Minimal, modern and organic hotel on the coast offers guests a laidback Santa Barbara escape.

Skyview Los Alamos

Iconic roadside motel-turned-boutique luxury with a pool and working vineyard.

Hotel Californian

Elite hotel in Santa Barbara with a splendid design and meticulous service often a magnet for the Hollywood elite, international visitors and locals alike.

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Things to do in Santa Barbara

A bike and a red-haired woman in a park in Santa Barbara.
  • Rent bikes and cruise down the boardwalk against the ocean.

  • Go wine tasting through Santa Ynez Valley.

  • Checkout the charming European resembling town of Solvang.

  • Go to multiple tasting rooms in the charming town of Los Olivos.

  • Spend the evening having drinks and bites of food in the Funk Zone.

  • Go to a local wine + cheese shop to make a picnic to enjoy on the beach!

  • Take photos with the beautiful architecture of Santa Barbara City Hall.

  • Go to the farmers market on State St. held every Tuesday 3-8pm.

  • Get a spa treatment at the Rosewood Miramar Beach.

  • Have an amazing weekend champagne brunch as San Ysidro Ranch.

  • Check out some of the places that the iconic film "Sideways" shot at!

Places to eat & drink in Santa Barbara

A backyard bbq with meat and veggies.


Presqu'ile - Winery with beautiful views, amazing charcuterie and wine.

Demetria - Winery with beautiful grounds and great wine.

Brave and Maiden - Winery with beautiful architecture and grounds.


Flor De Maiz - Mexican restaurant with ocean view.

S.Y Kitchen - Local restaurant with amazing food.

Lilly's Taqueria - Affordable delicious tacos!

Hook + Press - Artisanal donuts and coffee.

Alessia Patisserie - Amazing bakery.

Loquita - Authentic Spanish restaurant.

San Ysidro Ranch for their weekend champagne brunch!

Cocktail Bars

The Good Lion - Cocktail bar next to the beautiful theater downtown.

Dusk: A cocktail bar with great vibes in a boutique hotel.

Need to Know

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