Back in 1996, I stayed at a hotel in Santa Barbara that was actually on the beach near State Street (I thought it was a Best Western). The patio door to my hotel room actually opened directly onto the sand of the beach. I'm trying to figure out what hotel this was but looking at maps now it doesn't look like there is any hotel actually on any portion of the beach... they're all across the street from it. Does anyone know which hotel I'm talking about and if it's still around? Maybe I'm looking in the wrong area?
is there any organized or not, pickleball in Santa Barbara or close?
Looking for a good hair salon within walking distance of the Spanish Garden Inn. My hair is very thick and I need a good stylist who can pull it straight. Just want a shampoo and blow dry. Any help?
Hi! I plan to visit Solvang in november and I've heard about the Thruway bus from Santa Barbara to Solvang.
I would like to know if luggages are allowed because I will have my big luggage (I spend 2 weeks in California).
If it's not allowed, do you know an other way to get to Solvang?
Thank you in advance!
Considering a property near W Anapamu St & Bath for 3 month rental. Looks like it's a walkable neighborhood
but is it a safe one?! Thanks for any input.
For my sixteenth birthday I just want to spend it with my close friends, I want to getaway and just celebrate it with them... have a good time, but my friends are both female and male and I want something we can all enjoy and remember. Any ideas? Please help.
Can anyone recommend some good breakfast places in downtown Santa Barbara.
Thank you in advance!
Hi guys! I'm planning my american summer holidays and I'm looking for a nice hotel in Santa Barbara..i know i'm asking too much but if possible not too expensive :) I'm gonna spend 2 nights there ( in the last week of August ) and i'm sure i will have a good time in that wonderful place.
Thank you so much for helping me!
Any tips on viewing the parade on Saturday June 23 2012?
Any tips on where to park and when to get there?
Myself and some friends are travelling to California from London, UK for a bachelor party. We then plan to drive down the coast, ending up in LA.
We plan to spend a night in Santa Barbara. Whilst we are there, I would like some help on the best area to stay. Which location is close to all the action? Also, can anyone suggest activities we could do in the day, or night (bars/clubs etc).
There are the obvious things, like the wineries, but can anyone suggest things more tailored towards a bachelor party?
I am planning to drive to Santa Barbara for an overnight trip. I know there are many wineries to visit, but can anyone recommend anything else to do there? Are there any 'must do' or 'must see' things? Planning to go after New Years. Any special festivals?
We are traveling to Santa Barbara area in October and like to have picnics in some out the way and beautiful places (8 people travelling). Are there picnic tables in the Botanical Gardens?
Hi, we will have one full day in Santa Barbara in September and we're not quite sure how to organize that day or what to fit in. Some of the things we are considering doing are the land and sea tour (Land Shark) and/or the Top Deck Trolley tour through the town. We've also been told that Brophy Bros is a great place to grab a meal.
We'll be staying in Natoma Avenue so we're quite close to the Wharf etc.
Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated (there are just two of us, no kids).
My 80 year old parents are going to Santa Barbara the last weekend in September for a wedding. They want to travel to Yosemite and possibly Sausilto. They will have about seven days starting September 27. We need suggestions to get them to Yosemite with little or no driving. I am wondering about Amtrak or tours. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated including alternate stops. They will rent a car but we are not comfortable about them driving. Yosemite is high on there list of places to visit but my dad has problems walking. Thanks!!!
My wife and I will be celebrating our wedding anniversary in santa barbara for a couple days in November and then moving a little farther north to other wine areas. What are the good wineries in the area? Is there something like a party bus that will drive you around from winery to winery so you don't have to worry about driving? We are also looking for some nightlife. Are there any good adult oriented bars in the area? Thanks.
My husband and I will be driving from Las Vegas to Cali in late July. We love the beach and would also like to visit some wineries. We will be flying back from Los Angeles. Would like to spend one night in Santa Barbara and one night the last night in LA that leaves me with one night not accounted for. Any suggestions as to where we should go. Any suggestions on what to do..our first time there..
Arriving in SB around noon on a Sunday and leaving early the next morning to catch a flight. I've read about the beach and pier to watch the dolphins. Town Hall tower for aerial views, and the trolley for a spin around town.
Any other must-do's I can squeeze into 12 hours?
Also read where someone suggested finding a hotel on State street and keeping clear of Haley St. Is that right?
Myself and three of my friends are going to california for the summer and are looking for a house to rent. I've been told that isla vista in santa barbara is the place to be!
It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could tell me how I would go about getting accommodation in isla vista?
I'm planning a surprise weekend trip to Santa Barbara area for my boyfriend's birthday in mid-october. I was wondering if anyone has good ideas for where to stay, dine, etc.
here is what I'm looking for:
*a nice bed and breakfast that is quaint and quiet (price range 100-150 per night)
*a nice (but not ridiculously expensive) restaurant (I'm thinking around100 for dinner + wine for two)
*a nice picnic area for lunch
*a nice brunch for sunday morning
any recommendations would be great! Thanks!
I will be traveling to California for the first time. Other than car rental... What other transportation would be feasible from the Santa Barbara Airport to Carpinteria Ave. in the Carpinteria South area, located about 20 miles away?
Is there public transportation? How much would taxi service cost?
I am coming to Santa Barbara late July and need to stay one night in a Bed & Breakfast, lodging or anyplace with a bed and shower that uses no scented cleaning products, laundry detergents, etc. Hotels are out of the question. I don't want to sleep in my car. Any ideas?
A friend of mine that knows that I´ll be travelling to California in July asked me the favour of finding out why Santa Barbara has that name.
She is a teacher in a small village in the north of the island called Santa Barbara ( Icod ).Her mother told her that ,when she was a child, the priest said that Santa Barbara in California was founded by a man, a priest, who was born here, in Santa Barbara, Tenerife. She wants her students to do a search of that but first she need to know if that is truth. I´m wondering if you are good enough to tell me if that information is right or you know who can help me to get this information.
Why Santa Barbara is called like that?
Thank you for your help
Anyway, next month (march) I am spending two days (well, two full days, plus the first day's evening, I'll be leaving the morning of the day after)
Anyway, for my first full day, we will have a car available and will be driving around the Santa Ynez Valley. Here are some things we are thinking about doing:
Chamush painted caves shp (does this cost?)
zaca mesa winery
solvang - visiting danish bakeries (any suggestions?), santa ines?
And then our full Santa Barbara day we WONT have a car, so:
Alice keck park
sb contemporary arts forum
chase palm park
Any other suggestions or what to do or see? We prefer cheap/free things if possible.
Also, what are some places we can get some good picnic food (but not too pricy) if we decide to picnic in the santa ynez valley while we're there?
If one is in SB during their birthday, is there any restaurants, stores, or anything in town that will give freebies or discounted meals/items for someone during their birthday?
We are 6 Irish students going to California for the Summer months June,July and August. We are looking for accomodation in Isla Vista, preferably 2 bedrooms. Furnished/Not furnished. If you know anyone who would like to rent their house to us please contact us as soon as possible.
Will be travelling from Santa Barbara to Yosemite during the day. Any suggestion for fantastic "pit-stops" or great lunch adventure along the way. Would appreciate any comment.
WHAT WOULD YOU SUGGEST THAT A PERSON SHOULD SEE TO EXPERIENCE SANTA BARBARA AND ITS HISTORY? WE WERE THERE YEARS AGO AND ALL I CAN REMEMBER ABOUT IT IS THAT IT WAS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL AND EXPENSIVE! WE ARE GOING TO BE THERE IN APRIL 2008. THANKS.
I will be travelling to Santa Barbara in 2 weeks time from the East coast with my boyfriend who is going for business. I need some suggestions on what to do by myself around that area during the week. I will have a rental car. I'm very much into the outdoors, hiking, etc. but I'm not sure if I feel comfortable doing that on my own. On the weekend we will probably hit some wineries and hopefully take a day trip to Sequoia or Channel Islands NP. I've read about Santa Barbara botanic gardens which sounds great and I guess I will hit the beach at least one of the days. Any other ideas?
Hi I'm visiting SB in August for a day and would like to know what the best deal for wine tasting. Should we just visit a whole bunch along this trail where they are all located? I'm thinking wine/biking maybe nice as well. Help!
What's your favorite short hike in the Santa Barbara area? I'll be there this weekend and would like something scenic, quiet and not-too-rigorous. Any suggestions?