Enhanced by romantic Spanish-Moorish style buildings and fronted by an extremely attractive beach, harbour and an old wooden pier, it is full of posh restaurants and shops, especially along State Street.
You'll encounter day spas by the dozen, funky festivals, museums, botanical gardens, whale watching, lively fiestas, historic monuments, miles of bike paths and superb year-round temperatures.
We know you'll love this divine seaside town, call us to discuss where to stay and how you can include Santa Barbara in your West Coast Holiday.
The Best of the West
California & Arizona - Small & Friendly Hotels
California Coastal Cool
The Legendary Coast Starlight
California Magic- An Independent Rail Tour
California Family Fun Adventure - As featured in The Sunday Times Travel Magazine
Coastal California & The Wine Country
California Coast and Heavenly Hawaii
Channel Islands National Park
Cloud Climbers Jeep and Wine Tours
Whale Watching on the California Coast
Vineyards of Santa Barbara
Where you stay is the heart of your holiday. Location reigns supreme but do you prefer resort facilities or unique and boutique? Historic and old world or modern and shiny?
We aim to present choices across the spectrum but there are many hundreds of places to stay and not room to feature them all. Do speak to your Bon Voyage travel consultant and click the video for our take on this important topic.
We would rate the Bellagio as one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Fabulous, glitzy, exciting. We loved having breakfast at the poolside café... one of our best experiences ever. If it hadn't been for you we wouldn't have had the suite or cabana and we loved them. We both agreed that the hotel was the best for us and you had suggested that so well done!Leonore & Mike Rumford