Are you and your significant other looking for a romantic getaway? You should consider visiting Santa Barbara, CA. This beautiful city has several amazing spots that will take your breath away and give you unforgettable memories. Here is a list to some of the best things to do on a romantic getaway to Santa Barbara, CA.
Located in Santa Ynez Valley, the Clairmont Farm is a family owned lavender farm. Take a tour of the farm and take in the beautiful Santa Ynez Mountains in the background, see the olive trees planted by Spanish missionaries almost 200 years ago, and walk through the lavender fields. Clairmont Farms takes their lavender and distills it to make lavender oil. All the methods they use to make the oil are organic. After your tour, purchase some lavender products made on the farm, such as hand sanitizer, body butter, bath salts, soothing neck pillows, and tea.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden
The Santa Barbara Botanic Garden is another great place to stop on your romantic getaway. It is located on Mission Canyon Road in Santa Barbara. They offer public tours on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens cover over 65 acres and features sections like desert, redwood, woodland trail, canyon, and the manzanita section. Stop by the Teahouse Garden, the Water Wise Home Garden, and the Arroyo. Take one of the many classes or events that the Botanic Garden has to offer and learn about the amazing plants.
You can’t visit Santa Barbara without taking in the Bubble Trail. It features a variety of fine wines for you to taste while you enjoy the beautiful scenery. The Bubble Trail has nine different stops for you to make:
- Drake Wines
- Kunin Wines
- Riverbranch Winery
- Santa Barbara Wine Collection
- Fox Wine Co.
- Carr Winery
- Potek Winery
- Sanford Winery
- Municipal Winemakers
What goes great with wine? Food, of course. This city has so much great restaurants, it’s hard to tackle down a list of the best ones. Don’t consider any romantic getaway complete without visiting at least one of these restaurants:
- The Lark
- La Super Rica Taqueria
- Sama Sama Kitchen
Stay at a bed and breakfast
Staying at a bed and breakfast is a great way to enjoy each other’s company in a private room that feels like home. Cheshire Cat Inn is a local favorite bed and breakfast. The great thing about this bed and breakfast is they not only serve a fresh breakfast every morning but also host a social hour each night where you can taste appetizers and wine while mingling with other couples.
There is so much more to see and do, so please take time to check out Santa Barbara for your next romantic destination.