It’s been nearly six months since I returned from California yet I’m still dreaming about Santa Barbara, my favourite of the coastal cities that we visited.
Although Santa Barbara lives up to California’s cool and relaxed reputation, it also has an air of sophistication and style. Out of all the places we visited on our road trip, I’d choose to live here!
After a long lunch in the Old Town, we checked in at Belmond El Encanto. Sitting high up in the hills overlooking Santa Barbara, this is one of the best hotels I’ve ever stayed in and I’d highly recommend to anyone visiting the area.
After a heavenly night’s sleep, it was time to check out and head to the airport to catch our flight back to London.
From the bright lights of L.A to the deserts of Palm Springs, the craziness of Vegas to the serenity of Yosemite, and the vineyards of Napa to the charms of Santa Barbara – our road trip adventure around California (and Nevada!) exceeded all expectations and I can’t wait to go back!