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Couple's Retreat

Destination(s): Santa Barbara

A quiet and comfy stay at the luxe San Ysidro Ranch sets the tone for a romantic weekend getaway. Stroll through the gardens of Lotusland, schedule a couple's massage, take a show at the theater, picnic in the Old Mission rose garden, and linger over meals with a bottle of wine. read more about Couple's Retreat

San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch

  • 900 San Ysidro Lane
  • At El Bosque Road
  • tel:+1 805 565 1700 / +1 800 368 6788 (Toll Free)
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  • Santa Barbara, 93108
Ganna Walska Lotusland

Ganna Walska Lotusland

  • 695 Ashley Rd
  • Montecito
  • tel:805/969-9990
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  • Montecito, 93108
Tupelo Junction Café

Tupelo Junction Café

  • 1218 State St
  • tel:805/899-3100
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  • Santa Barbara, 93101
Cold Spring Tavern

Cold Spring Tavern

  • 5995 Stagecoach Road
  • tel:(805) 967-0066
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  • Santa Barbara, 93105

Built in the 1860s, Cold Spring Tavern was once a way station for stagecoach passengers traveling over the San Marcos Pass—at the time, known for dangerous highwayman and rough roads. Since 1941, the tavern has been a local favorite for food and libations. Hidden along a creek in the shade oaks and sycamores, the restaurant is frozen in time. Historic buildings—including a road gang house and a jail house built in 1873—sit near the tavern, begging to be investigated (peek through the boarded windows if you dare). Once you explore the dusty surroundings, step into the stone restaurant for a cozy meal by the always crackling fire. Breakfast and lunch offer moderately priced omelettes, flapjacks, salads, and burgers. Dinner can be pricey, but you get what you pay for—think filet mignon, breast of duck, and rack of lamb. The bar is in a separate building a few steps from the restaurant, and serves up less costly eats (from the same kitchen), stiff drinks, and live music. The Old West atmosphere is romantic for just about anyone—it's the perfect spot to grab beers with buddies or nestle into a corner table on a first date.
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Hungry Cat

Hungry Cat

  • 1134 Chapala Street
  • tel:(805) 884-4701
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  • Santa Barbara, 93101

The daily catch is taken to a whole new level at this sleek and intimate downtown restaurant—a sister location to the legendary Hungry Cat in Los Angeles. The popular eatery doesn't take reservations, so get there early to secure a spot at the counter, where you can watch your fish grilled to perfection. If seafood isn't your favorite, indulge in the Pug Burger with bacon, avocado, blue cheese, and an egg if you desire. Whatever you order, rest assured that the produce is fresh from farmers market and your fish and meat have never set foot (or fin) in a freezer. The creative cocktails are ever changing to fit the season. With blackberry, fresh mint, and cucumber cocktails gracing the menu, you can rarely leave without more than one cool beverage down the hatch. read more about Hungry Cat

Spa at Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara

Spa at Four Seasons Resort, Santa Barbara

  • 1260 Channel Drive
  • Four Seasons Resort
  • tel:+1 805 969 2261 (Hotel)
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  • Santa Barbara, 93108
Granada Theatre

Granada Theatre

  • 1214 State Street
  • tel:+1 805 899 3000
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  • Santa Barbara, 93101
Old Mission Santa Barbara

Old Mission Santa Barbara

  • 2201 Laguna St
  • At Los Olivos St
  • tel:805/682-4713
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  • Santa Barbara, 93101
Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

  • 1130 State St
  • tel:+1 805 884 6454
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  • Santa Barbara, 93101
Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Santa Barbara County Courthouse

  • 1100 Anacapa St
  • tel:805/962-6464
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  • Santa Barbara, 93101
Wine Cask

Wine Cask

  • 813 Anacapa St
  • In El Paseo Center
  • tel:800/436-9463
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  • Santa Barbara, 93101