Santa Barbara

Articles

A Rustic California Guest Ranch Perfect for Families

Opened in 1946, Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort offers families numerous activities including golf, equestrian center, a kids' club and a full-service spa.

San Ysidro Ranch Reborn

San Ysidro Ranch is one of the most legendary retreats in the United States. Now, after a flash flood and an extensive renovation, the property is back.

Discovering Santa Barbara’s Storied Past

On a recent trip to Santa Barbara, we got a sense of the area's storied past by visiting its famous mission, a historic park and a maritime museum.

Indelible Memory: A Santa Barbara Salt Cave

Many Santa Barbarans aren't even aware that one of the largest Himalayan salt caves in North America sits in the center of downtown. We had to investigate.

Waterfront Seafood Dining in Santa Barbara

Two establishments are consistently cited as the best seafood restaurants in Santa Barbara. We tried both but were only satisfied with one.

Excellent Santa Barbara Restaurants

As Santa Barbara's wineries have burgeoned, so too have places to eat. There is now an abundance of excellent restaurants, complete with superlative wine lists.

A Newly Recommended Hotel Near Santa Barbara

About 45 minutes from Santa Barbara, a blissfully rustic guest ranch enchanted our writer. With activities a priority here, it's perfect for family trips.

Santa Barbara Wine Country

Our writer spent the day sampling wine at tasting rooms across Santa Barbara wine country. Here are four of her favorite stops along the way.

Bookshelf: The Story of Santa Cruz Island

The heart of this book is the epic tale of the Caire family, which at one time owned Santa Cruz Island, about 30 miles off the coast of California.

Letter From the Editor: May 2019

For the May 2019 issue, our editors found an ecolodge in Cambodia, stayed at the latest hotel from the Aman founder in Vietnam and returned to Santa Barbara.