Santa Barbara Weekend Getaway

May 12, 2016 – 07:19 pm

santa-barbaraOnly an hour and a half away from Los Angeles, Santa Barbara serves as one of Southern California’s best places for a weekend trip. Stick to our itinerary below to be sure that you’ll have the best experience the city has to offer.


After arriving in Santa Barbara, check in at the Harbor View Inn. Its prime location overlooks Stearns Wharf and the Santa Barbara Harbor. You’ll be treated to luxurious accommodations with even finer views. If you’re on a budget, there’s also the Best Western Beachside Inn, just a few blocks southwest on the same street.

harbor-view-inn-santa-barbaraOnce You’re Settled, the first thing you’ll want to do is grab lunch at the Santa Barbara Shellfish Company on Stearns Wharf. You can have hours of fun exploring the many shops and attractions on the wharf after the meal.

Done adventuring? Catch the last meal of the day at the famous Toma Restaurant & Bar, just a 5 minute walk from your hotel.


Santa Barbara Shellfish CompanyStart the day off right by getting breakfast at the East Beach Grill, where you can enjoy your food outdoors overlooking East Beach. Catch a cab afterward to the corner of Santa Barbara and Cota Street, where you’ll find the Farmer’s Market in full swing. It’s a great place to buy snacks for the rest of your trip, as well as souvenirs made by local artisans.

Once you’ve got your market fill, head on over to Chase Palm Park. It’s home to hundreds of the city’s iconic palms, as well as a carousel, playground, pond, and access back to the sunny East Beach. An exquisite lunch awaits you just a few minutes away at the Santa Barbara FisHouse. You can also find other popular restaurants on the western side of Santa Barbara Harbor, including Brophy Bros and Chuck’s Waterfront Grill.

We recommend spending the rest of the afternoon soaking up the sun at the East Beach, kayaking or surfing with equipment that can be rented at the harbor. By the time the sun starts going down, you can head back to Stearns Wharf to catch one of the much-talked-about Sunset Cruises.

Santa Barbara from the pierTreat yourself to the city’s best fine dining at Downey’s on State Street. In need of a nightcap? Go to Apero just a few blocks away for creative cocktails.


After you’ve checked out of your hotel, get breakfast at Backyard Bowls, a local favorite. You’ll get the ultimate power breakfast inspired by Hawaiian cuisine.

The energy boost will serve you well on your trip to Lotusland, Santa Barbara’s ultimate attraction. Its cool ponds, lush greenery, and beautiful lotuses will allow you to end your weekend in the city with peace and beauty.


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