World's Best Cities for Romance

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Ian Allen

Travel + Leisure readers rate which cities stoke their romantic fires. Cupid, take note.

No. 13 Santa Barbara, CA

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Thanks to its near-perfect climate (hovering around 70 degrees) and idyllic landscape (tucked between the palm-fringed sands of the Pacific and the Santa Ynez Mountains) this SoCal paradise beckons couples all year round. While away the days lingering at the beach, kayaking alongside sea lions, or hiking Los Padres National Forest. Wine lovers can’t miss Santa Ynez Valley’s world-renowned vineyards.

Don’t Miss: Brunch at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, where the fittingly named Bella Vista restaurant offers a lavish buffet in a romantic garden with sea views.

World's Best Cities for Romance

No. 13 Santa Barbara, CA

Thanks to its near-perfect climate (hovering around 70 degrees) and idyllic landscape (tucked between the palm-fringed sands of the Pacific and the Santa Ynez Mountains) this SoCal paradise beckons couples all year round. While away the days lingering at the beach, kayaking alongside sea lions, or hiking Los Padres National Forest. Wine lovers can’t miss Santa Ynez Valley’s world-renowned vineyards.

Don’t Miss: Brunch at the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, where the fittingly named Bella Vista restaurant offers a lavish buffet in a romantic garden with sea views.

Ian Allen
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