Santa Barbara Journals

Weekend in Santa Ynez Valley

A March 2005 trip to Santa Barbara by Tallulah_B

Quote: Visited Santa Barbara for a weekend outside of LA. This is a wonderful place to get away from it all but have good food, excellent wine, and a seaside atmosphere.
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A Victorian-style house with a garden and indoor eating area that has quaint and colorful rooms, EXCELLENT FOOD!!, wonderful hostesses, and a friendly atmosphere. Included in the cost was a filling, delightful breakfast (poached pears, homemade granola, raspberry pancakes), tea, homemade cake and cookies at 4pm, and wine and cheese at 5:30pm. Convenient to downtown Santa Barbara but on a quiet street. We visited each of the rooms and stayed in the smallest room on the 3rd floor with a queen bed, but it had a roomy closet, a powerful shower, and a comfy window seat. Each of the other rooms was just as nice. Some of the other rooms had king-size beds, little balconies, Jacuzzis, bathtubs, and TV/VC...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

Bath Street Inn
1720 Bath Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
(805) 682-9680

La Super-Rica

Restaurant | "La Superica Taqueria"

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This is a hole-in-the-wall with some of the best authentic Mexican food to be had. Brush up on your Spanish and be prepared for low-rent atomosphere but delicious burritos, tacos, and guacamole.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

La Super-Rica
622 N Milpas St
Santa Barbara, California 93103
(805) 963-4940

Sunset Kidd's Sailing

Attraction | "Sunset Kidd Sailing"

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They offered an evening sail, then refused to take us out despite our reservation because they suddenly claimed there was a 4-person minimum. They were rude. They did not offer to reimburse our costs for parking. We waited an hour and 15 minutes for the boat to come back from another trip (it was late!) and then refused to take us out. It was a horrible experience, and I would not recommend it.

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 29, 2005

Sunset Kidd's Sailing
125 Harbor Way
Santa Barbara, California 93109
(805) 962-8222

Santa Ynez Wine Tasting

Attraction | "Wine Country--Santa Ynez Valley"

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We drove through the Santa Ynez valley and did two wine tastings. The first vineyard we visited was Gainey Vineyard. They offer a free tour of the facilities and explain how red and white wines are made. It was great to start off with this info. We returned later in the day to taste eight different wines they offered--two Sauvignon blancs, two chardonnays, one Riesling, two syrahs, and one merlot. A wonderful selection. Very friendly and helpful staff. They were able to answer all the questions we had as wine neophytes. Our second tasting destination was Bridlewood Vineyard. The locale is beautiful! A wonderful place for a wedding, but we just sat and drank wine, and it was lovely. Their t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 6, 2005

Santa Ynez Wine Tasting
Various Locations
Santa Barbara, California