Make the Most of your trip to Santa Barbara
BEST ICE CREAM. EVER. (*not counting La Carreta in Florence, seeing as that’s gelato). It would be an absolute shame to visit SB and not make a stop at McConnell’s for a scoop. Matt goes for sea salt cookie, but I’m a straight up almond and olive oil girl.
2. URBAN WINE TRAIL
This is one of, if not the, best farm to table restaurants I’ve ever had the pleasure of eating at. The menu changes often, but I have never had anything short of an exceptional meal from here.
3. FINCH & FORK31 W Carrillo St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
When we come to santa barbara we either stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn bed and breakfast or the Canary Hotel. Both have prime downtown locations and capture the essence of Santa Barbara life. The Canary has a rooftop pool overlooking the city and also offers complimentary bike rentals. Both hotels have wine social hours in the afternoon. Our favorite part about the canary is how dog friendly they are… They even give shelly her own bed in our hotel room (which she doesn’t use… Since she sleeps under the covers with us)!
Two luxury accommodations that we have always dreamed of staying at are: The Four Seasons Biltmore and San Ysidro Ranch. We visit both often for their world-class dining and impeccable service. San Ysidro ranch is located quite a drive out of the city center, nestled into the vineyards. It has hosted guests like Winston Churchill, Lucile Ball, Audrey Hepburn.. And Jfk & Jackie even honeymooned there!