Collected by Kevin Favro, AFAR Staff
San Ysidro Rd, Montecito, CA 93108, USA
The San Ysidro trail meanders uphill through oak groves. This is about a 4 mile round trip hike with a 650 ft elevation gain. After checking out the falls, we headed back down the trail a short bit before stopping to enjoy our picnic of breads,...
3315 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
When a client of mine told me that these were the best macaroons she's had since leaving Paris, I had to go try them out. I've yet to go to France, but these are definitely the best macaroons I've eaten. They can be found at Renaud's in Santa...
3765 Santa Claus Ln, Carpinteria, CA 93013, USA
Located on Santa Claus Lane, a street full of restaurants, boutiques, and surf shops, Padaro Beach Grill has the look and feel of a beach house. Serving specialties like burgers, fried calamari, and fish tacos, this restaurant stays busy. While...
201 W Mission St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
If you don't do dairy, the large cow that adorns McConnell's ice cream store is less cheery mascot, and more large-uddered harbinger of stomach pain. Because, let's be honest, even the most stringent of vegans might have trouble resisting here;...
5995 Stagecoach Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, USA
This tavern was built as a stagecoach stop in 1886 and is located in the mountains above Santa Barbara. In the evening, dining here is romantic but during the day, you can see the beautiful views driving over the San Marcos pass. On a clear day,...
598 N Fairview Ave, Goleta, CA 93117, USA
Sitting in the heart of Goleta, a relatively small suburban city bordering nearby Santa Barbara, you'll find an operating organic farm that grows everything from kale and avocados to chard and the sweetest strawberries ever. The farm also offers...
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