Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2010 - Family Lake House
I just picked Santa Barbara as the location for my bachelorette! My ladies are ON it in terms of planning, but I thought I’d come here for some good personal recommendations of things to do/places to go. For all you ladies who are familiar with Santa Barbara, what are your recommended hotels (midrange), things to do, wineries, restaurants and nightlife? I would LOVE any suggestions! I have googled and outlying areas of SB look pretty, too, like Ojai Valley for example…
Edit: forgot to say, I’m also looking for advice on fun games and activities!
Post # 3
Do you want to stay in Santa Barbara or do you want to do little side trips? If you stay in Santa Barbara and want to hit the bars, etc – then stay around State St. close to the ocean. I usually don’t stay in a hotel when I”m there, so – sorry, can’t help you there. Oceana Hotel and Fess Parker is right on the beach.
The absolute best place to go wine tasting is about a 30-45 minute drive north of SB to Santa Ynez Valley. It’s a full day trip but it’s totally worth it and one of my favorite places to go.
In SB, don’t miss Palazzio’s – the best garlic bread rolls!
Renting a surrey is kind of fun and kooky – if you want an outdoorsy type of activity.