My Guide to Santa Barbara

Discover the top things to do and places to eat near my Santa Barbara property for your next vacation.
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Old Mission Santa Barbara

A must see--Queen of the Missions. Hear the beautiful bells from the Hourglass!

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

Close enough to walk--a favorite for families & children.

Boathouse at Hendry's Beach

Sip a glass of wine & watch the sun set. Free parking & nice beach walk.

Arroyo Burro Beach County Park

A local beach with free parking. Only a 15 minute drive from the Hourglass.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Beautiful place just down the street from the Hourglass. Walking trails, too.

State Street Shopping & Dining

Stroll through the Spanish Architecture downtown area. Many boutiques & restaurants of all sorts. Only a 5 minute drive from the Hourglass!

La Super-Rica Taqueria

Julia Child's favorite Mexican food. Written up in Sunset Magazines top picks!