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The Santa Barbara Area Travel Guide

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Ojai Valley Rhapsody

Take a historic resort with a classic George C. Thomas course, add a $100 million renovation, and what do you get?A reborn Hollywood star.

'Sideways' author Rex Pickett

In his first return visit to the valley he made famous, author Rex Pickett reveals that golf, even more than wine, inspired the book that...

3 Days in Ojai, California

One of Southern California’s prettiest escapes is just a short skip from Los Angeles. All you need is three days and the right itinerary.

Play Away: Solace in Santa Barbara

Slow-growth Santa Barbara plays tortoise to the runaway hare ninety minutes south: fast-lane Los Angeles with its disposable minimalls and legions of type A citizens...

Best Hotels in California

Book your next stay at one of these hotels—they're the best in California.

Vacationist Hotel Deals: Italy, California, Costa Rica

Book now on Vacationist, and you can stay in some of your favorite destinations for up to 40% off. Sale ends in 2 days! Hotel...

World's Best Wine Country Hotels

Go straight to the source for a hotel stay paired with scenic vineyard views, locally sourced meals, and plenty of wine tastings.

Insider’s Guide to Rome

T+L uncovers four Roman inns that offer uniquely local takes on the Eternal City. Plus, our little black book of where to eat and shop...

Catching up with Chef Cat Cora

In Bravo’s latest culinary competition show, Around the World in 80 Plates, 12 up-and-coming chefs crisscross the world, battling each other in challenges of both...

Celebrities Banned by Top Hotels

Trashed rooms, rants, debauchery: even famous guests can get kicked out of hotels for bad behavior.
HOTELS

1880 Union Hotel

Check into this quaint, historic, and slightly funky 13-room hotel. more ›


RESTAURANTS

Full of Life Flatbread

The pizza bakery sells to the West Coast’s Whole Foods. Friday through Sunday, it morphs into a restaurant and serves the pies fresh. Look for toppings like wild chanterelles and nettles. more ›


ACTIVITIES

Dive Among the Channel Islands

Where It Is: Sometimes called “the North American Galapagos,” this chain of eight islands lies 150 miles off the coast of southern California, roughly between San Diego and Santa... more ›


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