Trip Plan Details
- Ca' Dario37 E Victoria St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
recommended Olio PizzeriaAround the corner from a well-respected, but pretty stuffy Italian restaurant (Olio y Llimone), this pizzeria and Mediterranean tapas bar is one of my favorite spots to unwind in Santa Barbara. ... read moreDefinitely try the freshly made burrata appetizer, and try the impressive regional list of wines by the glass. It's a casual joint with a fun, warmhearted atmosphere. Because it's off State St, it's more of an insiders' spot, too.
- The Lark131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, Californiarecommended The LarkIn the revitalized Funk Zone, south of the railroad tracks heading south from downtown to the beach, this is Santa Barbara's hottest restaurant in 2013. A seasonal, inventive Californian menu and ... read morezingy atmosphere are perfect for dates or dining out with a bunch of friends. If you can't score a table for dinner, try showing up early for weekend brunch.Recommended for:FoodiesSara Benson
Santa Barbara's hottest new restaurant, great for dinner (reserve a table ahead of time, on OpenTable) or weekend brunch.
- Santa Barbara Brewing Company501 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101recommended Santa Barbara Brewing CompanyGood beers, good food in a beautiful town. One of my favorite more pub-like venues in downtown Santa Barbara.Arlo Hemphill
Santa Barbara Brewing Company is a nice brew pub in the heart of downtown. Great pub food and they brew their own beers.
- Channel Islands National ParkOxnard, CArecommended Channel Islands National ParkBeautiful, unique and fully protected, the Channel Islands are one of California's greatest treasures. Both the land and sea hold endless surprises of extraordinary wildlife. Love this place.Arlo Hemphill
Nearby Channel Islands National Park is great place to check out. There is excellent hiking on the islands, and also great SCUBA diving around them.