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Lisa

and

Tim

Travel

Where to Stay

There's no shortage of beautiful places to stay in Santa Barbara. Our dinner is in the heart of the Funk Zone with a lot of accommodations nearby, including:

  • West Beach Inn
  • Beachside Inn
  • Lavendar Inn by the Sea
  • La Playa Inn
  • Hotel Milo
  • Harbor View Inn
  • Riviera Beach House
  • Hotel California (pricier)
  • Hotel Santa Barbara
  • Hotel Virginia

Many more hotel options are available, as well as Airbnb and VRBO

What to Do

EXPLORE

  • Hang at the beach (October is some of our best weather)
  • Walk the beach path from east beach to west beach
  • Hikes galore! Hot springs is one of our favorites, text Lisa if you'd like more options :)
  • Rent bikes
  • Do a Funk Zone winery or brewery tour
  • Santa Barbara rose gardens
  • Natural history museum
  • Santa Barbara Zoo
  • Moxi museum (great for the kiddos)

EAT

  • The Nook - great 'bar' food
  • Lillys tacos - BEST street tacos in town
  • Biergarten - biggest pretzel
  • Third Window - Hands down the best smashburgers
  • Lucky Penny - casual but incredible pizza
  • Satellite - vegan
  • Loquita - upscale spanish tapas (reservations highly recommended)
  • The Lark - upscale american food (reservations highly recommended)
  • Cold Springs Tavern - about a 30-45 minute drive from Santa Barbara, awesome tri-tip sandwhiches and live music
  • Sushi teri
  • Olivers - upscale vegan

DRINK

  • Topa topa brewery
  • Llama Dog brewery
  • Fig Mountain brewery
  • Institution Ale
  • Pearl Social - cocktail bar
  • Good Lion - cocktail bar
  • Brohys - Santa Barbara staple that overlooks the harbor, margarita is highly encouraged
  • Joe's Cafe - another Santa Barbara staple with heavy pours