Santa Barbara and....???

Mar 12th, 2007, 04:36 PM
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Santa Barbara and....???

We are traveling from our home in Miami to a wedding in Santa Barbara at the end of June. We were in Santa Barbara after a conference in LA a couple of years ago, stayed at the Simpson House, and really enjoyed our 3 day stay. Since we were recently in Santa Barbara, is there anywhere else we can go for 3-4 days after the wedding. We plan to fly into LA and rent a car and drive to Santa Barbara. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Mar 12th, 2007, 05:18 PM
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San Simeon, Morro Bay, Paso Robles....or take a longer drive (well worth it) up to Carmel/Monterey. If you haven't bought your air tickets yet, consider flying home from San Jose...not a bad drive from the Monterey area & is considered still a "round trip".
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Mar 12th, 2007, 05:37 PM
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Ojai area is nice and not far from Santa Barbara at all. It is a relaxing destination.

Also try the Santa Ynez wine region, Solvang, Los Olivos etc. if you are into wine.
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Mar 12th, 2007, 06:09 PM
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With 3 - 4 extra days, I'd head up to San Luis Obispo, Morro Bay and/or Pismo Beach. Then on your way back down south, plan a stop (maybe an overnight) in Solvang or Los Olivos. That is if you are alread locked into a roundtrip into and out of LA. The fly into LA and out of San Jose suggestion by joesorce is a good one
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Mar 12th, 2007, 06:32 PM
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You can head down to San Diego and stay in La Jolla/Del Mar or Coronado..
North from SB is wonderful and gorgeous too.

Mar 31st, 2007, 01:29 PM
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Hi, If you haven't been there you must go to Ojai" just 40 min from SB.". It is a very quaint town with great resturants and two golf courses, if you play. Ojai Valley Inn and Su Nido Inn are my choices for lodging with Laverder Inn as the best B&B.
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Mar 31st, 2007, 02:32 PM
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Last year we stopped in Santa Barbara on our way back from Cambria and the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. We stayed at the FogCatcher in Cambria right on the beach and then headed to Hearst Castle the next day.
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Apr 1st, 2007, 12:02 AM
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I agree with the San Luis Obispo County posts, I am biased as I went to school there. Between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo, are Santa Ynez and San Luis Obipso Missions, in Paso Robles wonderful wine country, Solvang is a nice touristy spot, and Cambria is one of my favorite places. I love afternoon tea at the Tea Cozy, quite tasty indeed.

Hearst Castle has been mentioned here a few times, and I suggest it as well, another favorite if you do head up north are the Sycamore Mineral Springs in Avila Beach, your own private hot tub in the woods =-)
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Apr 1st, 2007, 06:56 AM
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I forgot about Solvang, we stopped there too and had the most delicious pastries. It's a nice place to stop for a couple of hours and get a bite to eat if nothing else.
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