It’s not too late to visit our festive city which is alive with beautiful decorations and where the shops and restaurants display their wares with flair and enthusiasm. It truly is a magical time to visit and a wonderful chance to pick up all of your last minute holiday gift purchases as well as attend some premier events such as the “Nutcracker Ballet” presented at two different venues, the Arlington and the Granada Theatres. Seasonal plays include “La Pastorela” and an” Irish Celebration of the Winter Solstice” both widely celebrated by locals. Alternatively, check out the Permanent Collection of Casa Dolores featuring works of art in clay, leather, wood, textile and silver representing the vast regions of Mexico and artisan craft traditions of the 20th century. Or take in the Degas to Chagall exhibit on loan from the Armand Hammer Foundation housed at the small and well organized Santa Barbara Museum of Art.
Boasting shopping options ranging from the luxurious department stores of Saks & Nordstrom’s to the small independent boutiques and shops with everything in between, Santa Barbara is your one stop shopping experience. Outside malls offer stress free purchasing and a tranquil environment to sip a holiday latte or enjoy a light lunch. Our favorites include Pascucci offering a variety of pasta, pizza and salads as well as Anderson’s Danish Bakery featuring a host of Scandinavian delicacies.
Our Santa Barbara Inn can provide you with the quintessential
accommodation within walking distance and or tram stop of most downtown shopping. Comfortable guest rooms await your return from a day out and invite you to relax in style whether in our front of our warming fireplace in our main house or in one of our Jacuzzi rooms perfect for soaking your tired feet. Delicious hors d’oeuvres and deluxe morning breakfast completes the consummate getaway.
We look forward to welcoming you back to your home away from home in 2015.
Christine Dunstan & Jack Greenwald