Book a room at the hotel where our reception will be held and experience laid-back luxury and contemporary comfort at this beachfront resort along the Santa Barbara Coast!
Mention you are coming for the “Vasquez/Directo Wedding” to receive a 10% discount on a 2-night minimum stay.
CALL (877) 422-4245 for reservations
Conveniently located approximately 5 miles from the reception site, this hotel offers a quiet oasis in between the Bacara and downtown Santa Barbara.
Mention you are coming for the “Vasquez/Directo Wedding” to book within our room block. Room rate includes daily breakfast buffet and is guaranteed at $180/night plus tax & fees, if booked by May 1, 2013.
Price Range: $$
CALL (805) 967-3200 or (800) 350-3614 for reservations
The following companies are permitted to pick-up and drop-off their customers at the LAX airline terminals using courtesy shuttles:
Santa Barbara Airbus: travels to Santa Barbara, plus nearby Goleta and Carpinteria. The drive to these areas from the airport usually takes between one and a half to two hours. The bus has numerous pick up and drop off times each day.
Taxi Services: quick, clean and efficient services to take you anywhere in the downtown area or all around Santa Barbara.
Service available seven days a week, 24-hours a day:
Beachside Taxi: (805) 966-5600
Blue Dolphin Taxi: (805) 966-6161
Checker Cab: (805) 560-8284
City Cab: (805) 968-6868
Lucky Cab: (805) 968-5020
Orange Cab Company: (805) 964-2800
Rock Star Taxi & Limousine: (805) 882-9191
Rose Cab Company: (805) 564-2600
Santa Barbara Taxi: (805) 968-6868
Seaside Taxi Service: (805) 565-3002
Superride Airport Shuttle: (800) 977-1123
United Cab: (805) 895-5555
Yellow Cab: (805) 965-5111
Before the movie Sideways ignited the Santa Barbara wine country craze, the seaside town had already collected its fair share of history. The Chumash Indians had settled here; the Spanish Missionaries had evangelized during colonization; and the earthquake of 1925 had shaken things up and led to a town ordinance to preserve downtown Santa Barbara’s Spanish Colonial architecture.
Santa Barbara’s local sights and attractions echo this rich history, and life here continually asks visitors to savor the moment, whether you’re exploring downtown’s State Street or strolling by the ocean on Stearns Wharf or East Beach. Dubbed the “American Riviera,” Santa Barbara offers a distinctive combination of nature, history, culture and dining. Attractions you may want to see include the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, and the Santa Barbara Zoo.
To make the most of your trip, take advantage the websites below:
The City of Santa Barbara website has a bunch of great information on the area, it’s history and attractions.
Santa Barbara Independent, the city’s free weekly newspaper, lists all the events and happenings each week. Check out their online edition for information on local events.
Santa Barbara Downtown features information about the wildly popular downtown area.
Less than an hour from Santa Barbara, in the Santa Ynez Valley, lies Santa Barbara’s wine country. Santa Barbara Vintners Association has a list of all the local wineries and information about the tasting rooms.
For a great introduction to wine tasting in this area, view:
Santa Barbara Winery Guide (Santa Ynez Valley)
Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail (Downtown Santa Barbara)
Santa Barbara Wine Tours
Panino – delicious sandwiches, great casual lunch spot or take to-go for a picnic
Tupelo Junction – great southern-influenced brunch spot
Jeannine’s – another Santa Barbara favorite for brunch
Scarlet Begonia – & yet another great farm-to-table cuisine brunch & lunch spot
Bouchon – delicious French food, perfect for a nice intimate dinner
Ca’ Dario – authentic Italian cuisine with a warm, cozy ambiance
Jane – family-friendly California coastal cuisine
Julienne – American cuisine with a European influence, priding itself on local & sustainable ingredients
Palace Grill – fresh seafood, authentic Cajun and Creole cuisine
Seagrass – fresh Santa Barbara coastal cuisine fine dining
Zaytoon – yummy Middle Eastern food, outdoor seating on a beautiful patio with fire pits, belly dancers, & hookah
Plow & Angel – famous mac ‘n cheese & melt-in-your-mouth ribs at the picturesque San Ysidro Ranch
Intermezzo Bar + Café – great for a drink/appetizer/dessert before or after dinner