Situated between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the clear blue shores of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is one of California’s gems. With a wide array of activities and attractions such as Lotusland, a world-renowned botanical estate garden featuring design whimsy and containing rare subtropical and tropical plants from around the world.
18th-century religious architecture at the Mission Santa Barbara was established on December 4, 1786 and was the tenth of twenty-one California Missions to be founded by the Spanish Franciscans. More than 200 years later, the Mission continues to be the chief cultural and historic landmark in Santa Barbara. Located in the charming historic Spanish-style town of Ojai, 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, is the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. The Chumash Indians, the original inhabitants of this area, who revered it as a place of healing, as well as contemporary spiritual seekers who ascribe mystical powers to this valley.
Today, this AAA Five Diamond resort is a landmark of California’s Central Coast and a favorite escape for celebrities. Amenities include a classic golf course built in 1923 and Spa Ojai, one of the top 10 spas in America. The resort has three hundred and five spacious rooms and suites, most with fireplaces and terraces offering spectacular mountains and golf course views. The award-winning luxury spa with twenty-eight treatment rooms, including massage rooms with fireplaces. After a day of relaxing, an array of restaurants await. The Oak offers outdoor dining on the terrace overlooking the golf course or Jimmy’s Pub a casual pub featuring New York-style pizzas and a wide selection of gourmet beers and wines by the glass. During the month of February they host a collection of Valentine-inspired couples activities, such as lover’s stargazing dates, a lover’s treasure hike and a romantic Lover’s Lounge for after dinner drinks and cocktails on Valentine’s evening.
Santa Barbara offers sunny skies, relaxation and serene beauty making it a perfect ESCAPADITA.