Your Guide to the Best Last-Minute Getaways from Los Angeles

With a population of nearly three million people, Los Angeles, California is the second largest city in the United States. It’s also the center of the film and television industry. And while life in L.A. is exhilarating and full of opportunity, the hustle and bustle can sometimes take its toll. That’s why it’s important to take a break and escape to beautiful Santa Barbara. Often referred to as the “American Riviera”, Santa Barbara is perfect for last-minute getaways from Los Angeles. Here’s why.

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How to Enjoy Last-Minute Getaways from Los Angeles

With so many places to visit in California, you may be wondering what makes Santa Barbara so special. For one thing, it’s an easy trip from L.A. All you have to do is hop on the 101 and take an easy 2.5-hour drive northeast, where golden hillsides, red-tile roofs, and sparkling seas await.

Santa Barbara also offers plenty to do and see. From thrilling outdoor adventures to indoor fun, there’s truly something for everyone. Head downtown and explore boutiques, tasting rooms, and art galleries, or hit the beach for a few hours. You can even relax in the comfort of our inn. No matter where you choose to spend your time, we guarantee a trip to Santa Barbara will leave you feeling refreshed and restored.

Getaways for Families

Traveling with children? You’re in luck! Santa Barbara is the perfect place to enjoy some family fun. In the summertime, visit Stearns Wharf where the kids can fish, whale watch, and have their palms read. Or take the family to Shoreline Park and discover tide pools filled with sea creatures. If you can’t decide what you want to do, we recommend a Santa Barbara Trolley Tour. Just one fare takes you to a number of special spots like East Beach, the Museum of Natural History, and more.

Getaways for Couples

There’s nothing better than spending time with the person you love. And when it comes to romantic getaways, Santa Barbara takes the cake! Fresh ocean breezes, candlelit dinners, and glorious sunsets are par for the course here. Start your day with a couples massage at a local spa followed by an afternoon of wine tasting. When it’s time for dinner, head to one of the best Santa Barbara restaurants and enjoy a great meal and some eye-gazing. You and your loved one will feel closer than ever.

Book Your Stay at the Cheshire Cat Inn

Whether you’re in need of a family vacation or romantic escape, our bed and breakfast is an ideal choice for lodging. Close to the best area attractions, our gorgeous rooms and cottages provide all of the comfort and amenities you need. We even offer a delicious breakfast each morning. So what are you waiting for? Check our availability and book your stay today! We can’t wait to hear about what you discover in Santa Barbara.

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