Santa Barbara is a perfect getaway for foodies. From world-class chefs to the everyday food lover, The American Riviera® provides a place where fresh ingredients mingle with innovation and beautiful spaces. Culinary experts flock to the area for its proximity to deliciously fresh seafood and local, unique wine varietals. Plus, the year-round growing season and bounty of farm-fresh ingredients makes Santa Barbara the perfect location for top-tier experts looking for a new space. For those who prefer to taste, rather than create, Santa Barbara’s abundance of culinary niches and variety of restaurants – across every taste, budget, and cuisine – gives visitors endless options for any meal of the day.
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Along the coast of The American Riviera® lies the town of Montecito, a seaside haven that balances sweeping coastal views and a savory culinary scene. Treat yourself to an extended vacation full of indulgent restaurants, premium wines and coastal bliss.
Begin your Montecito stay with something sweet for breakfast at the delectable Jeannine’s Restaurant & Bakery. This family-owned bake shop specializes in breakfast goodies, from buttermilk pancakes to classic egg dishes. It’s the perfect energy boost to kick start a day on the beach or shopping along Coast Village Road.
If its quality beach time that you crave, Butterfly Beach, near Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, is a local favorite. In fact, more than just the locals flock to this stunning stretch of sand. Keep your eyes open, as you may just spot a celebrity soaking up the rays over coastal views.
Once you’re done soaking up the sun, take a break and pop into the chic boutiques along Montecito’s ‘Rodeo Drive’, otherwise known as Coast Village Road. Find a new luxe look at the clothing shops Whiskey + Leather and Allora by Laura. Or, search for fine home furnishings and decor at Maison K.
Head back to the Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara to refuel and refresh with locally sourced, seasonal cuisine found at their many dining spots. Dive into casual poolside burgers and sandwiches or enjoy California fare overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean. All resort menus evolve regularly to feature the best seafood complemented by Santa Barbara’s bounty of fresh, sustainable and organic produce. Relax with some of Santa Barbara’s own fine wines for the perfect pairing, or enjoy an evening nightcap at the Ty Lounge. Sample signature drinks and classic cocktails fireside overlooking sparkling seas on the ocean terrace at Bella Vista. Raise a toast to the finer things in your indulgent Santa Barbara retreat.