Where are you going to stay to get the most out of your California experience?From San Diego to San Francisco, here are some of the dreamiest boutique hotels and motels that you definitely want to check into (and likely never want to check out of)!
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Tucked neatly between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara is one jewel of a city. Often referred to as the "American Riviera," its Mediterranean climate, wide open beaches, and relaxed yet vibrant cultural scene, makes it pretty much the perfect place to vacation.
Most people would agree that it's great to be in the center of it all when you travel to a new city. But sometimes you find a place that lures you away just ever so slightly; a place that speaks to the vibe of a destination; a place where you can let your hair down and truly unwind.
A cruise up (or down) the California coast along Highway 1 is one of most stunning drives you'll ever encounter, and should be on everyone's bucket list. Along the way, there are some incredible seaside restaurants that are guaranteed to leave you as happy as clam
As I drove down the Alisal's driveway, lined with sycamore trees and quaint, white-washed cottages to the left, and horse pastures and endless rolling hills to the right, I began to feel as if I was stepping back in time, perhaps the 1960's, when only the simple things in life mattered.