Mediterranean Magic on the American Riviera

Old Yacht Club Inn • Santa Barbara, CA

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Escape Kit

  • A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Queen Room, Sundays through Thursdays from Now to September 5 ($299) or September 8 to October 31 ($249)
  • Daily Homemade Breakfast for Two
  • In-Room Sherry and Welcome Tray with Bottle of Wine and More
  • Daily Wine Social
  • Daily Bike, Beach Towel, and Beach Chair Use
  • Combine Unlimited Vouchers for an Extended Stay

The Destination
The red-tile roofs that greet guests of Santa Barbara hark back to the city's days as a Spanish settlement. Located on a south-facing branch of coastline—the longest on the West Coast—this celebrated Southern California destination rests between the rugged cliffs of Santa Ynez Mountains and the blue waters of the Pacific. Known as the American Riviera for its picturesque architecture and balmy weather, Santa Barbara abounds with activity. Sip on the flavors of the Central Coast via a wine tasting at a local winery, then visit Arroyo Burro Beach Park, a local favorite for picnics, surfing, and sunset strolls.

The Digs
Just an hour and a half north of Hollywood, the historic Old Yacht Club Inn—situated just steps from the calm waters of East Beach—was the first B&B in Santa Barbara, and it's still the only B&B within a block of the city's best swimming beach. Each charming room at this Craftsman-style inn is appointed with a king- or queen-size bed and private bath. Some rooms have jetted tubs, private decks, balconies, fireplaces, and flat-screen TVs; all include Wi-Fi. In the morning, plan your day over the inn's ever-rotating menu of gourmet fare—cinnamon-vanilla French toast and green chile cheese soufflés, anyone?

The Diversions
Take a stroll to the wood-planked Stearns Wharf to catch a glimpse of gray whales as they make their yearly migration to warmer waters. Spend a few hours sinking your toes into the sand, stroll a block to catch the electric shuttle up to State Street for a little shopping at the posh Paseo Nuevo boutiques, and then head back to the Old Yacht Club Inn to rub elbows with fellow guests at the nightly wine-and-cheese social. Later, spice things up over dinner at a restaurant along Cabrillo Boulevard or Stearns Wharf, where cafés serve Santa Barbara's freshest seafood and prime-cut beef alongside spectacular ocean views.

  • "This California gold-coast community is serendipitously tucked between Pacific beaches and the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Feel the cooling ocean breeze on sandy beaches or browse the boutiques lining downtown State Street."

    -- Frommer's


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    431 Corona Del Mar Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93103
    800-549-1676 | get directions

escapes 30-day promise

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the fine print

  • Vouchers may be combined to extend stay
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Voucher valid for up to 2 guests; additional guests can be accommodated in the Julia Metalman, Santa Rosa Suite, Santa Cruz Suite (up to 4 people) for an additional $35/night/per person beyond two guests
  • Upgrades available for additional fee to King room for $49.00 or Suite/Cottage for $69.00; paid directly to the property
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • $1.50/day TBID City Fee, 12% City of Santa Barbara Bed Tax, $2.25/day Property CA Utility Fee not included; payable directly to the property
  • Credit card information and photo ID is required at check-in
  • Blackout date(s): June 16, 2013 and July 4, 2013
  • Voucher not valid for Beach House Suite
  • Vouchers include Daily Homemade Breakfast for Two, In-Room Sherry and Welcome Tray with Bottle of Wine and More, Daily Wine Social, Daily Bike, Beach Towel, and Beach Chair Use
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 31, 2013 • Enjoy By October 31, 2013