An Elevated Experience in This Exemplary Vacation Spot
There's the California coast…and then there's Santa Barbara: A community for vacationing Angelenos searching for a modest escape from the city life. Better known as the "American Riviera," the city of Santa Barbara fuses the beauty of some Mediterranean coastal towns with the pure Californian spirit. The climate is typical of the state's oceanfront communities, with breezes that keep the winters warm and the summers cool. The Santa Ynez Mountain Range is the perfect backdrop to the city's already blossoming, year-round beauty. Every visit to Santa Barbara should include a tour of the city's Spanish-inspired architecture, culture and cuisine. Of course, always plan for some unplanned, carefree time on the beach where stunning scenery thrives and tensions wither.
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Sandpiper and Glen Annie: Pack the clubs for 18 holes of some of California's best golf courses. The public course of Sandpiper hugs the coast as it winds its way through the best of what Santa Barbara has to offer visitors. Glen Annie's rolling foothills and detailed course architecture takes golfers in a whole new direction.
The California Wine Festival: The California Wine Festival is a mid-summer tradition as wine tastings, delicious food, and beachside music fills the Santa Barbara atmosphere.
Art Culture: Fostering more than 60 galleries - appearing on virtually every street corner - Santa Barbara's famed artists' colony is hard-at-work…and popular among visitors from all over the world. Less…
Enjoy a round of golf at Sandpiper or Glen Annie, or the 42,000-foot crown jewel of spas - The Spa at Bacara. Discover Sandpiper
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Bacara's Artistic Cuisine
Feast at the renowned restaurant that served as a key set in the movie Sideways. The details
A Day of Bliss
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An Adventurer's Paradise
Here are three excursions that stand out from the crowd - and let you take a break from it as well. Unique excursions