Wellness is in, and it can be found on The American Riviera®. Santa Barbara has long been known as the relaxing getaway from the Southern California bustle, revered as the perfect escape. The area’s delicate balance between laid-back and luxury comes from its hearty blend of high-end resorts and relaxing beach-town atmosphere. From spas to natural wonders, retreat your mind, body and soul at some of Santa Barbara’s finest wellness spots.
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Shopping, strolling and swirling can exhaust any traveler. Relax and rejuvenate at some of the American Riviera®’s beautiful spas, whether for a quick fix or all-day experience. A luxurious hotel, The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Biltmore Santa Barbara’s luxurious setting overlooks the Pacific Ocean with the Channel Islands views. Meditate in the sauna and steam room, or splurge on a manicure, pedicure, facial treatment and ocean-view massage. Post treatment, take your Zen for a beachfront stroll along the picturesque Butterfly Beach. For those wondering if the Four Seasons Biltmore Santa Barbara is open for business after the debris flow in early January, this property is more stunning than ever and ready to welcome guests back in early Summer 2018.
In the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, urban oases are available for quick escapes amid the hustle and bustle around town. Feel inspired at Float Luxury Spa, whose simple, yet modern, decor will restore your inner calm. Amid traditional spa treatments, try the Sky room with a private garden, reflecting pool and fountains. Just a few blocks away, complement your spa relaxation with some of Santa Barbara’s natural elements. Bask in the glow of the pink salt caves at Salt Santa Barbara, the largest underground Himalayan salt cave in North America. Infused with salt microparticles, your lungs and mind will open after just one cave session. Find the ultimate bliss by booking one of the many yoga offerings, and then pick a little something up for your kitchen after.
Step outside the city for the healing powers of nature. Hiking trails around the Santa Ynez Mountain range offer some of the most breathtaking views, sure to invigorate any wanderer.
Venture along the Gaviota Peak trail, where blue-pooled hot springs serve tranquil soaks for hikers summiting the stunning 2,458-foot peak. Or take in the mesmerizing 80-foot waterfall along the easy Nojoqui Falls. After you get back, reward yourself with some of Santa Barbara’s local fare.
It wouldn’t be total body wellness without fresh, farm-to-table cuisine. The Four Seasons The Biltmore Santa Barbara serves some of the best seafood complemented by Santa Barbara’s bounty of sustainable and organic produce. Enjoy mouthwatering Mediterranean flavors at the Tydes Restaurant, overlooking Butterfly Beach. For heartier fare, indulge in famed Executive Chef Marco Fossati’s Italian cuisine featuring fresh California ingredients. For something lighter, Backyard Bowls, in downtown Santa Barbara, serves superfood Acai bowls. A delicious, well-plated meal is the perfect way to complete your rejuvenation in Santa Barbara.