Recently I was invited on a trip to come learn more about the Culture in Santa Barbara, California. Although I was a little hesitant to travel without the rest of my family, I’m so glad that I went. I learned so much about Santa Barbara‘s rich Arts and Culture scene, it went beyond the typical California beach town experience.
Unlike last trip there, the weather was sunny & beautiful. The flight to Santa Barbara was short and to my delight, we circled San Francisco on our departure, a view I don’t often see. Upon arrival, I checked in to my hotel, then headed over to the Wine Collective for some appetizers, then next door to the Lark for dinner. After a tiring day of travel, I called it a night. The next morning started with a greeting on the rooftop of the Canary Hotel, followed by a delicious breakfast at Finch & Fork. Next up was a visit to Ganna Walksa Lotusland, followed by lunch from Isabella Gourmet Foods on the lawn of the historic Santa Barbara Courthouse. The top of the tower was closed, so I was a little disappointed, but it was still very beautiful from the outside. I have so many more details and photos from my trip that I can’t wait to share with you, your suggestions for my trip were so helpful and played a large part in some of my planning.
This trip was sponsored by Visit Santa Barbara and the wonderful local establishment(s) listed above. To learn more about Santa Barbara and their cultural offerings (beyond the beach), please visit their website. All opinions, text, and images are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that make life here at Team Wiking a little sweeter.