Nestled between the lush and steep vertical rise of the Santa Ynez Mountains and the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean lies the enchanting town of Santa Barbara. The essence of coastal chic, this premier destination has been dubbed the American Riviera® for it’s rich culture, farm-to-table cuisine, native beauty, stylish shops and unique European flair.

A picture perfect setting year round, locals and visitors alike look most forward to the month of October when they can indulge in Santa Barbara’s crème de la crème for 31 days straight. Praising the California coastal lifestyle, epicure. sb celebrates the finest in cuisine, libations, and culture at. Here’s how to “Eat, Play, and Stay” in Santa Barbara in style.

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Eat

Unleash your inner foodie at one of the many soirees that dot the epicure. sb calendar. Hosting a number of festivals, chef appearances, cooking demos, and wine tastings, decadent delights are just on the horizon. From curated cocktails to delectable bites epicure.sb’s  full lineup of plates and pours showcasing the bounty of Santa Barbara. For an interesting mix, we recommend trying the “Thyme & Energy” bourbon and jerky pairing at The Biltmore’s Ty Lounge. Featuring ocean views and a lively setting, the lounge is known for its specialty drinks and sizeable menu of Spanish tapas.

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Play

A trip to The American Riviera® just wouldn’t be complete without experiencing its eclectic mix of big city culture. Whether it’s a backwoods adventure, culinary tradition, or vino infused fun, there is something for everyone. During epicure. sb many establishments are offering specials on their distinctively Santa Barbara exploits. Radiate your senses by booking a bike and wine tour. Visit 3-4 wine tasting rooms along the “Urban Wine Trail” and taste some of the top local varieties. If you are looking for something a bit more adrenaline pumping, kick the dust up with an ATV Adventure for Two.

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Stay

A day trip to Santa Barbara is simply not enough to soak up all the wonderful things that epicure. sb has to offer. These special accommodation packages make it easy to do just that. One of the most secluded hideaways is the Barcara Resort & Spa where coastal warmth meets Mediterranean style. Nestled on the bluff and beaches of the Gaviota coast, Bacara offers a lavish and luxurious spot for a little R & R.   Now this is what we call California dreaming! Another favorite is Brisas Del Mar, Inn by the Beach. Just steps away from the scenic yacht harbor, this romantic retreats eludes old world charm with cascading fountains, a sparkling pool, and scenic grounds.

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or just looking to savor some sips, make your reservations today!