Explore Santa Barbara

Everyone needs a lil getaway and we are lucky to live in one of the most beautiful places in the US. So get in your car and head north to Santa Barbara! Here are some spots to but on your list to check out:

Santa Barbara Farmers Market
These days everyone loves fresh foods straight from the source. The Santa Barbara Farmers Markets has tons of produce every Tuesday and Saturday. It’s a collaborative market with a diverse atmosphere and locally grown eats. Make sure to get a warm, ready-to-serve mini pies. 232 Anacapa St.; 805.962.5354

Tecolote Book Shop
Living in the beautiful community of Montecito, this one-of-a-kind bookstore has been around for over 80 years. The inside  is beautiful with carpets and full bookshelves. And the outside is where you can enjoy the amazing surroundings. 1470 East Valley Rd.; 805.969.4977

Lewis and Clark
Need a Santa Barbara souvenir? This place has cute, unique items you won’t find anywhere else on State Street. From vintage opera glasses to domino sets, this charming shop is perfect for a treasure to bring home. 1116 State St.; 805.962.6034

The Wine Cask Restaurant
This is a Santa Barbara dining staple. With its romantic vibe, it’s upscale, but still cozy. It has a wine selection with a lot of varieties. Lil hint. Get the mushroom risotto. 819 Anacapa St.; 805.966.9463

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
While in Santa Barbara, get some culture! This tiny museum will teach you the history of the city. 1130 State St.; 805.963.4364

Peregrine Galleries
Peregrine Galleries offers shopping and creative offerings. This gallery is a mix of American art and vintage jewelry. 1133 Coast Village Rd.; 805.969.9673

Julienne Restaurant
This spot does “farm to table”, and gets their produce from surrounding farms. Your meal will be entirely self-sustained. Plus, the surroundings aren’t too shabby either. During dinner take in that beautiful Santa Barbara sunset. 138 East Cannon Perdido; 805.845.6488

Lily Living
Although located in the heart of Montecito, you’ll feel as if you’ve as if you walked into an European boutique. The elegant, pint-sized shop sells linen, jewelry, and furniture. It’s too cute to pass up. 1131 Coast Village Road (Near Butterfly Lane); 805-695-0925.

Letter Perfect Stationery
Letter Perfect is your spot for personalized items. You’ll find stationary to pillows. 1150 Coast Village Rd.; 805.969.7998

Old Mission Santa Barbara
One of the oldest Missions in the state, this Santa Barbara spot is full of history and looks out over the Channel Islands. Take in the architecture, unique landscape, and beautiful surroundings. 2201 Laguna St.; 805.682.4713

Santa Barbara Walking Tour
Get the sights and a lil work out , while you do the Santa Barbara walking tour . Plus, you’ll get a brief lesson in Santa Barbara. 133 East De La Guerra St.; 805.687.9255

Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach
Exhausted from shopping and sight seeing? Relax with a beverage while you take in the views. The rum punch is a great place to start. 2981 Cliff Dr.; 805.898.2628

Carlitos Cafe Y Cantina
Nosh on some of best Mexican. Order up their delicious burrito and wash it down with an award-winning margarita. 1324 State St.; 805.926.7117

Santa Barbara Winery
Half gourmet market, half meeting place, this place is a must. The pinot and primitivos are your best bets. If you liek spicey, try the habanero-infused olive oil. 202 Anacapa St.; 800.225.3633

Pali
Drinking at this place is like being in a music video from the late ’90s. This Lompoc vinter’s tasting room is all Italian marble and slick surfaces. 116 E. Yanonali St.; 805.560.7254

Municipal Winemakers
Hipsters, this spot is for you! The chatty, tattooed staff will serve you beverages from the vintage filing cabinets behind the bar. Try the Bright Red, a blend of of Grenache, Cinsault, Counoise, and Syrah. 22 Anacapa St.; 805.931.6864

Deep Sea Tasting Room
For your final stop, head out to this upstairs tasting room located at the end of Stearns Wharf. Enjoy a few glasses as the sun goes down and the mountains behind you turn pink. 217 Stearns Wharf ; 805.618.1185

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