24 hours in Santa Barbara

My husband and I took a day trip to Santa Barbara on Valentine’s Day in 2010. We planned on “winging it” and ended up wandering aimlessly and ultimately posting up at a tasting room in town. To be honest, we didn’t leave with the best impression. So I was wary when we headed to SB after a night in LA. As it turns out, Santa Barbara is a true gem. Scroll down to read about our adventures and recommendations. DSC_0433

Breakfast: Four Seasons The Biltmore. Enjoy Sunday Brunch on the Bella Vista terrace.
Lunch: Brophy Bros. A great spot to enjoy some seafood along the harbor.
Dinner: Stonehouse at San Ysidro Ranch. This was the best dining experience I’ve had in years. Seeing Conan O’Brian wasn’t too shabby either.

Canary (in town). We stayed here and loved our over-sized room and beachy decor.
Four Seasons The Biltmore (on the beach). The beach club is only accessible to guests and the pool looked so dreamy.
State Street. This bustling street has something for everyone.
Montecito Country Mart (clearly I’m a fan of Jim Rosenfield’s country marts!)
Spa treatment at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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