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July 22nd, 2011
Santa Barbara Getaway: Sea Kayaking & Horseback Riding Package

Santa BarbaraThe Inn of The Spanish Garden, one of Santa Barbara’s finest luxury boutique hotels, is gearing up for the warmer months ahead (bye bye June gloom) with a host of new leisure packages.

Introducing 4 Carefully Designed Getaway Packages, including my fave – the Sea Kayak & Horseback Package! Includes:

-One night stay in a luxurious executive King bedded guest room
-Deluxe Continental Breakfast
-Transportation to a morning ocean kayak tour where guests will learn the basics of kayaking at Smugglers Cove Refugio State Beach, and see dolphins, sea lions and an occasional grey whale courtesy of Captain Jack’s Santa Barbara Tours. Kayak gear is included.
-Afternoon scenic guided horseback ride via a trail along the ocean with park and recreational fees included
-Picnic lunch for two close to a babbling brook and sycamore trees
-Two Inn of The Spanish Garden baseball caps
-Sunscreen/bottled water
-Glass of Wine from Wine Bar
-Signature Molton Brown Bubble Bath
-Wireless Internet
Rates start at $749
Restrictions: Package based on availability and restrictions apply.
NOT available Fri or Sat nights during the summer.

The 23-room hotel, which boasts such accolades as one of the country’s best hotels by TripAdvisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards, and named as one of the top hotels in Zagat’s “Top Hotel” Guide, is ideally situated on a quiet residential street near Santa Barbara’s chic downtown. It is here that visitors can browse tony shops, partake in fine dining, and experience world-class art museums and historic theaters, all only a few blocks away from the hotel amid a whitewashed and red-tiled collection of Spanish style architecture ensconced in gardens of climbing bougainvillea, swaying palms and colorful blooming flowers.

Contemporary/sophisticated Spanish Mediterranean-inspired design, luxurious beds with Frette linens, Anichini towels and robes, and Molton Brown bath amenities. This is where Santa Barbara hospitality is at its best. Discover the true spirit of this vibrant city with its historical landmarks, including The Granada, The Lobero, and Arlington Theaters, The Presidio District and the famous Mission Santa Barbara.
Guests enjoy daily complimentary breakfast, nightly turn down service, the use of a DVD library, high speed Internet access, deep soaking bathtubs, fitness center, outdoor heated swimming pool, guestrooms with either a garden or private balcony, and complimentary underground parking.

FOUR packages, with the exception of the Butterfly’s Alive! Package, which ends August 31, are available year round, based upon availability.

Kayak & Horseback Package
Romance Package
Butterfly’s Alive! Package
Cheers to Beer! Package

Inn Of The Spanish Garden
915 Garden Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101.
For reservations and information, please call the hotel at 805-564-4700,
toll free at 866-564-4700
or visit www.spanishgardeninn.com

8 thoughts on “Santa Barbara Getaway: Sea Kayaking & Horseback Riding Package

  1. If only I had the money for that…my wife would love to stay there. Unfortunately, we are traveling on a budget, and will have to stick to the less pricey hotels for awhile. However, it is still possible for us penny pinchers to take a getaway to Santa Barbara! Load up on the freebies, hit up happy hours, and stay at an affordable hotel. Our personal favorite as of late has been The Sandman Inn (www.thesandmaninn.com). It was suggested to us on a travel blog and we’re glad we listened! Great property…it makes us feel like we are almost at a hotel this luxurious.

  2. This looks like a fabulous vacation. I love the Spanish decor; fits right in with the feel of Santa Barbara. I was just in town and we had a great time kayaking and exploring around. Though we didn’t stay at the Spanish Garden because it is so overpriced! I would to sometime soon though, I have always been such a fan. We stayed at the South Coast Inn (www.santa-barbara-hotel.com). So elegant and the perfect place to escape the chaos of downtown.

  3. Oh my God I feel in LOVE with Santa Barbara the first time I went with some friends for a getaway trip. Wine tasting, beaches, shopping, it honestly had it all and the whole town was so tasteful and classic looking, I loved it. We all stayed at this great place, the Sandman Inn (www.thesandmaninn.com). Inexpensive and great sized rooms, I loved those pools as well!

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