Day Trip to Santa Barbara

A quick day trip to Santa Barbara from Los Angeles.

One of the things I love the most about living in Los Angeles?  Quick weekend getaways.  One of the things I hate the most?  The traffic driving there/back.  I’m really not one who likes to stay out late, so I wake up daily – even on Saturday/Sunday – around 6:30 to 7am.  And THAT is the perfect time to make a day trip to Santa Barbara.

Four Seasons Santa Barbara

Park easily at the Four Seasons Hotel (above) and take the most glorious bathroom break.  Heck, snack on one of their free apples in the lobby.  Then walk along the beautiful beach…

Santa Barbara

…amongst the ridonculous homes.Santa Barbara Home

Drive to the Santa Barbara Public Market…
Santa Barbara Public Market…where you can do everything from shop for produce at Forager’s Pantry…
Santa Barbara Public Market

…to organic meat at Belcampo…

Bellcampo

…and Crazy Good Bread.

Santa Barbara Public Market

We arrived at Julia Child’s favorite Mexican Restaurant, La Super-Rica Taqueria, just as it was opening.

La Super-Rica Taqueria

Lines can get longer later in the day; we didn’t have to wait too long for our food.

La Super-Rica Taqueria

Pork Taco…

Pork Taco

…Perfect Guacamole…
Guacamole

…and a heavenly Cheese Quesadilla….

Quesadilla

…all on freshly-made, soft corn tortillas.

Tacos

After we were done, we walked up/down State Street, and headed back home with very little traffic – just enough time to catch the tail end of the Larchmont Farmer’s Market, take a nap, see a matinee at The Arclight, and read the paper.  Such a perfect Sunday.

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  1. wearenotmartha

    Julia Child’s favorite Mexican restaurant? I so need to go! Also need that guac 🙂

    Sues

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