America's Best Warm-Weather Resorts
Peter Vitale/Four Seasons
No. 32 Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara, CA
Located on Butterfly Beach, this 207-room property is decorated with the area’s signature 1920s-style tiles and gardens. For easy access to the courtyard pool, book a room in the 300s. Head to the golden half-mile sliver at Butterfly Beach for head-on views of Santa Cruz Island and almost-as-reliable sightings of local celebs like Kevin Costner, or spend a day at the adjacent Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, available to paying members and resort guests only.