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Beat the Heat at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara

Summer Getaway

We recently took a road trip to one of the most beautiful places – Montecito, CA and stayed at the Four Seasons Santa Barbara (Montecito & Santa Barbara are bordering cities).

In Montecito, the temperatures stay cool and the scenery is gorgeous. The area is also home to Butterfly Beach which is across the street from the resort!


The photo above was taken at the Four Seasons property looking out toward butterfly beach. Every area of the resort if covered in breathtaking landscaping and views.


The photo above was taken from my room’s balcony. Another amazing display of the lush landscaping throughout the resort. The ambiance at the pool & jacuzzi is amazing.


If you are looking for a delicious meal with an amazing view, try the resort’s Bella Vista Restaurant. The views are phenomenal and you can hear the waves crashing while you eat. The Antipasto is a great starter.

coral casino

If you book a Premiere Room or above, you will get access to the legendary Coral Casino and Beach Club where you can lounge and dine with amazing views.


If you’re looking for a fun night on the town or need transportation to go wine tasting, Sammy’s Limos is a local company with sedans, SUVs and limos.


We took one of Sammy’s Limos to the Santa Ynez Wineries (about 45 minutes from the Four Seasons) and enjoyed a day of wine tasting.

If you are looking for an amazing destination to beat the heat, you can’t go wrong with the Montecito / Santa Barbara area. You also can’t go wrong with a stay at the Four Seasons. While we didn’t mention all the resort’s amenities and room features (fireplace & soak tub to name a few), it’s a resort experience that can’t be beat.

AND — my boyfriend proposed on this trip at Butterfly Beach! Here are a few photos 🙂

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