Finding Bliss in Santa Barbara
Collected by Alexandra Cheney
The oceanfront community lays claim to some of the best spas, wellness spots and healthful refueling joints along the Central Coast. Whether its a mindful meditation in a salt cave or a spa treatment at a tony resort, it's a treat to unplug and unwind in this seaside city.
1260 Channel Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
For some truly luxurious pampering, look no further than The Spa at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. The 12,000-square-foot space sits between the rose garden and the Jungle Pool with 11 treatment rooms...
28 Parker Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Yoga Soup is a local institution, a gathering space, yoga studio, and bookstore all in one. In addition to Ashtanga, restorative, and Kundalini yoga, there are monthly talks, chanting, sound healing, and estatic breathing classes as well as...
331 Motor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
A local favorite, BYB (as its fans call it) now has multiple locations in Santa Barbara and LA, and is the go-to spot for acai bowls, smoothies, and breakfast bowls. The non-dairy milks—cashew and hemp—are made in-house and to...
927 Ladera Ln, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
Head to the Vendanta Society nestled in the Montecito foothills for a special Hindu meditation and ceremony. The 45-acre property includes a 60-year-old temple and overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Here worshippers gather for a vespers...
Los Padres National Forest, 1101 Romero Canyon Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
Santa Barbara is a hiker's paradise where you can rise above the sea and into the clouds in the Los Padros National Forest, the Santa Ynez Mountain Range and the Channel Islands National Park, just a short boat trip away. There's a trail to suit...
1919 Cliff Dr, Santa Barbara, CA 93109, USA
For chef Greg Arnold's organic menu at Mesa Verde, he sources locally harvested ingredients to create the strictly vegetarian, mostly vegan cuisine. In the leafy space located on the Mesa, Santa Barbara's bluff-top neighborhood...
1805 E Cabrillo Blvd e, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
The practioners at Points of Health clinic are multi-hyphenate healers specializing in traditional Chinese medicine, including acupuncture, herbalism, aromatherapy, and more. A 90-minute session incorporates a complete health history,...
740 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Just beneath State Street, there's a cave, its walls and ceilings and floors lined with over 60 tons of pink crystalline salt that was imported from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan. The salt cave was created as a place for wellness...
33 Parker Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
Southern California is a cold-pressed, organic juice mecca and Juice Ranch serves up the best green juices, almond milk-based beverages, and potent juice shots. Every juice is raw and organic and every bottle is glass, and Juice...