Girlfriend Getaway to Santa Barbara

Take a Short Drive for Some Girl Time

Sometimes, girls just gotta have fun! Why not grab your gal pals and get away for short respite? Forget your cares, the kids’ carpool, homework and the mountain of work on your desk. Time for a little girl time! Santa Barbara is just a short drive away. We’ve got a little itinerary of fun places to stay, eat, drink, shop and relax. Go for it; you deserve it!

 

Stay

Hotel Milo

202 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805.965.4577 | HotelMiloSantaBarbara.com

Hotel Milo is conveniently located and is a short walk to the ocean. It is one of Santa Barbara’s small boutique hotels and is a short walk to State Street shopping.

 

See | Do

Lotusland

Cold Spring Road, Montecito, CA 93108 | 805.969.9990 | Lotusland.org

The garden is on the historic estate (1887) of Madame Ganna Walska. Stroll the magnificent gardens of local and exotic flora, sculpture and stone walkways amid dense garden foliage.

 

Eat | Drink

The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach

2981 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109 | 805.898.2628 | BoathouseSB.com

The Boathouse at Hendry’s Beach is an upscale seafood breakfast, brunch and dinner spot on the beach with panoramic ocean views and a heated outdoor patio just a short walk from the hotel. Enjoy original cocktails and delicious fresh seafood or steaks. Traditional breakfast is available 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

Relax | Chill Out

Salt Cave Santa Barbara

740 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | 805.963.7258 | SaltCaveSB.com

Salt Cave Santa Barbara is an amazing place to relax and unwind but make reservations before your trip. Totally underground, it consists of more than 60 tons of pink crystalline salt from the famous Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan and the largest salt cave in North America. Himalayan pink salt is considered among the purest forms of ancient salt.

 

Shop | Drink | Eat

The Urban Wine Trail—”The Funk Zone”

Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | UrbanWineTrailSB.com

Once a hub for the local fishing industry, the walkable area at Santa Barbara’s waterfront has transformed in recent years into a lively and eclectic neighborhood that locals affectionately call the “Funk Zone.” In these 12 square blocks east of State Street, old warehouses have given way to a flourishing, hyperlocal subculture of wine-tasting rooms, artists’ studios, street art, craft breweries, boutiques, surfboard shops and eateries.