My high school bestie came to town so we took a road trip to Santa Barbara! We had the best weekend!!
Before our trip, we met up with my friends for a hike in Paramount Ranch.
Then we headed down Malibu for brunch at Malibu Farm. Poor thing had to ice her shoulder as she slipped during the hike.
We arrived at our destination, the beautiful Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort.
For dinner we headed over to Loquita for their tapas style food. Wow, so good!
The next morning we enjoyed Starbucks (on property) in our patio. Loved how close and easy the pool was to our room.
For breakfast we rented bikes and headed downtown.
Brunch was at Jeannine’s American Bakery & Restaurant. Their bloody Mary’s were on point!
Back on our bikes to check out the pier. What a beautiful day!
After returning our bikes we headed to the beach. The Hilton gives you beach chairs and beach towels during your stay. So no need to bring bulky things from home.
We napped, got ready and headed downtown for our wine tasting at Pali Wine Co.
For dinner we stayed downtown. This time we checked out Santo Mezcal. What a fun vibe! The food was delicious. We started off with queso and for dinner we had the tacos.
Before checking out, we headed to the beach one last time. We had such beautiful weather on this trip!
For brunch we checked out The Revere Room in the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort. Wow the food was incredible!! We got bottomless mimosas, avocado toast and the best lemon ricotta pancakes I have ever had.
On my bucket list is to visit as many hot springs as I can see. With one only a few miles away I knew we had to check it out.
This springs was said to be 1.3 miles long and a moderate hike. Well I’m here to tell you it was 3.5 miles roundtrip and it took us over 3 hours to complete!!
But wow, what an adventure!!!
It was exhausting and hard at times, but I am so happy we made the trek.
I could have stayed for hours!!! I was in heaven!
Thank you Nat for letting me borrow your sneakers, hiking in flip flops and going along with my crazy adventures! I had the best time with you!