Beach or mountain? Choose both when vacationing in the gorgeous Southern California town of Santa Barbara. Tucked along the breathtaking California coast the beautiful Spanish town begins on the coastal waters of the Pacific Ocean and extends to the exquisite mountains above. Hiking, surfing, or just relaxing—in Santa Barbara you can have it all.
To keep your toes in the sand at all times choose to stay at Rosewood Miramar Beach, situated on one of the most pristine beaches in the region and located in Santa Barbara’s picturesque Montecito community. The gorgeous hotel designed with style, grace, and glamour offers ultra-luxury guestrooms and suites, including beachfront accommodations and multi-bedroom bungalows. An elevated retail experience further bolsters Rosewood Miramar Beach with The Shop at Miramar exclusively featuring The Miramar Collection, a first-of-its-kind goop Sundries Shop, an outpost of luxury retailer The Webster, as well as a new California-inspired concept store curated by designer James Perse. Rosewood Miramar Beach is an idyllic coastal retreat spread across 16 acres of prime beachfront real estate. The resort is the only property in Southern California to offer guestrooms set directly over the sand, offering stunning views of the glittering Pacific.
This year, Rosewood Miramar Beach has introduced Journey to Resilience, a new wellness retreat concept designed to enhance one’s ability to recover from or adapt easily to change.
The Journey to Resilience retreat is offered through June 2021 and addresses all aspects of wellbeing; the physical, the emotional, and the mindful, offering a tailored and personalized program that invites guests to embark on a resilient journey on the California coast. Renowned health specialist, Stacy J. Shymansky, MH, MCE, founder and CEO of Medicine Women Health Consulting will lead the program to offer a series of alternative healing modalities, with treatments that include a Sleep Rejuvenation Program, Aromatherapy Session, CBD Therapy Massage, and Peaceful Rest Sound Bath, all to help reach individual health goals.
Moving towards the mountains, nestled in the lush foothills, San Ysidro Ranch, the iconic luxury getaway famed for hosting Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy on their honeymoon, has unveiled a Post-Quarantine Getaway Experience unlike any other. Garden walks, yoga with an ocean view, lawn games, luxurious pampering treatments, adventurous hiking, and picnics under enthralling gnarled oak trees are popular pastimes. Stroll through the meticulously landscaped grounds and delight in the herbaceous gardens and lantern-lit hanging gourds in the loquat trees reminiscent of countryside villas in Provence, France.
The award-winning Stonehouse Restaurant and Plow & Angel are open for outdoor dining, or guests may opt to dine in their cottage by a cozy fire, or al fresco in their private garden. Seasonal herbs and vegetables from the on-site organic garden highlight a menu of exquisite farm to table dishes.
Forty-one vine-covered cottages are spread across the lush hillsides of the 550-acre property, which was originally established as a citrus farm in the early 1800s. Each cottage comes with its own private, gated entry, enclosed gardens and cottage-side parking. Three new cottages, featuring private backyards and gardens with rain showers and oversized sunken spas were recently added along the San Ysidro Creek.
When ready to venture outside your plush accommodations, head to Coast Village Road for a bite at Jeannine’s Restaurant & Bakery where you can enjoy a cup of coffee as you wait for your outdoor table. Pop into Angel Boutique (part of the longstanding Wendy Foster and Pierre Lafond family of companies) for the latest in coastal fashion trends. Or head to Upper Coast Village Road to see California-cool personified in Jenni Kayne’s namesake store full of fashion and homewares. Farther afield, sample authentic Mexican tacos at La Super-Rica Taqueria on Milpas Street, or cruise down to East Beach grabbing lunch at East Beach Tacos while the kids play baseball in the batting cages next door. For dining over the water, local favorite Brophy Bros. offers the best in seafood.
Truly a perfect getaway.