Embrace the Magic - Santa Barbara

Our Annual Holiday Staycation Tradition

As the holiday season approaches, there's a special kind of magic in creating cherished traditions that bring joy, warmth, and togetherness. For Steve and I, one of the most cherished traditions is our annual holiday staycation—a time to unwind, connect, and immerse ourselves in the spirit of the season without getting on a plane or being bogged down by the details of planning a longer trip.

Santa Barbara emerges as a dreamy destination for a romantic holiday getaway. This Californian gem offers the perfect backdrop for creating cherished memories with your beloved with its picturesque landscapes, charming ambiance, and festive magic.

                                Where to stay in Santa Barabara: The Steward                     

Nestled in the heart of Santa Barbara, The Steward Hotel stands as a beacon of sophistication and luxury, offering a refined retreat for discerning travelers seeking an unforgettable experience on California's stunning central coast.

The Steward Hotel in Santa Barbara epitomizes elegance, comfort, and impeccable hospitality. Whether seeking a romantic getaway, a relaxing retreat, or a sophisticated venue for special occasions, this exquisite hotel promises an unforgettable stay, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the allure of Santa Barbara while enjoying the finest in luxury accommodations and services.

Situated close to the city's renowned attractions, The Steward Hotel offers convenience without compromising tranquility. Guests can easily explore Santa Barbara's beaches, cultural hotspots, and vibrant downtown while returning to the serene haven of the hotel.

Where To Eat in Santa Barabara; Terra, Aperitivo and Alessia Patisserie 

The hotel's signature restaurant, Terra offers a culinary journey showcasing locally sourced ingredients and innovative flavors. Guests can savor delectable dishes expertly crafted by the hotel's acclaimed Executive Chef, Augusto Caudillo.

The Steward Hotel's lounge and bar provide a cozy ambiance to unwind with handcrafted cocktails, a selection of fine wines, and farm-to-table dishes, complemented by live music on select evenings.

                    Having an aperitivo at Aperitivo on Haley Street in Santa Barbara.

                            Choclate Croissants from Alessia Patisserie on Canon Perdido.

Santa Barbara, with its blend of natural beauty, festive charm, and romantic allure, sets the stage for an unforgettable Christmas getaway with your loved one. Whether you're strolling hand in hand through illuminated streets, enjoying intimate dining experiences, or savoring picturesque sunsets, this coastal haven promises to make your holiday season truly magical. Embrace the spirit of the season and create timeless memories of Santa Barbara's romantic charm.

                                                                XO, Natalie

Read Natalie F.'s review of Aperitivo on Yelp