With lush emerald-green vineyards, miles of golden sands, and charming historic sites, Santa Barbara is a delightful, laidback city with superb restaurants, galleries and access to more active pursuits. A favoured retreat for the starlets of Hollywood’s golden era, it still oozes a certain movie star glamour in strikingly beautiful surrounds.
The city’s historic sites revolve around the Spanish Mission Church, while strolling the streets and interspersing sightseeing with delicious dishes and fine wine is a suitably relaxed way to discover the city. Blow away the cobwebs with a horseback ride along the beach or take to the skies to view the rolling vineyards from a light aircraft.
Belmond El Encanto
Santa Barbara Hills, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Overlooking idyllic Santa Barbara, Belmond El Encanto is a restored landmark hotel with luxurious bungalows and suites nestled in seven acres of lush gardens with hilltop views of the Pacific Ocean, complete with infinity-edged swimming pool.
Downtown, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Enviably located just steps from the beach, Hotel Californian is a celebration of Spanish Colonial architecture and modern style and design. Featuring a rooftop pool with panoramic ocean views, there's no better place to experience the American Riviera.
San Francisco, Sonoma Valley, Big Sur, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles
A superbly stylish journey through California, staying at the finest hotels, and combining the vibrancy of Los Angeles and San Francisco, an extraordinary retreat on Big Sur, a trip to the stunning Sonoma Valley and the very best of coastal living in Santa Barbara.
Family Fun in California
San Francisco, Yosemite, Carmel, Santa Barbara, Santa Monica
California conjures visions of Hollywood stars and surfers, but that's just the surface; from soulful San Francisco, Yosemite's giant redwoods, endless sandy beaches, charming coastal towns and LA family fun, the Golden State is one of great contrasts.
Perfect Pairings: Los Angeles & Santa Barbara
United States of America
Get lost in the magic of LA, diving under its skin as you discover what makes this iconic city tick with rich cultural experiences and active adventures. Seamlessly pairing these Californian idols, stay at ultra-chic hotels with exclusive experiences showcasing the best of West Hollywood and downtown Santa Barbara. Submerging in the eclectic...