Destination: Santa Barbara

Luxurious lodging, candlelit dining and stunning vistas--the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. Whether you're planning a steamy tryst or a peaceful retreat, we've uncovered the most swoon-worthy spots in town.

Updated: April 04, 2002

Where to Stay

Enjoy the splendors of Santa Barbara's finest idyllic resorts.

El Encanto Hotel

800 Alvarado Pl, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Stonehouse @ San Ysidro Ranch

900 San Ysidro Ln, Montecito, CA 93108

Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara

1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Simpson House Inn

121 E Arrellaga St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Bacara Resort and Spa

8301 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93117

What to Do

Explore the beaches, flora and shopping.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Explore a woodland paradise located just minutes from downtown Santa Barbara.

Old Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Lush grounds and rich history surround this tranquil 300-year-old landmark.

Santa Barbara Museum Of Art

1130 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Get a dose of culture with an impressive collection of art, sculpture and antiquities.

Where to Eat

A quiet dinner or tacos al fresco, have a taste of the city's rich and eclectic dining scene.


1305 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

La Super-Rica Taqueria

622 N Milpas St, Santa Barbara, CA 93103

Seagrass Restaurant

34 E Ortega St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Brophy Bros.

119 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Splendor in fresh oyster shooters, creamy clam chowder and panoramic ocean views.