Four-Day Santa Barbara Discovery
Experience the wonders of Santa Barbara from Belmond El Encanto. Our local experts have put together an unforgettable four-night itinerary to show you the very best of the American Riviera. Anticipate outdoor adventures, a toast to the Wine Trail and leisurely bike rides along the shore.Book your itinerary
Enjoy a private tour of Santa Barbara Harbor’s Saturday morning fish market. Meet with the city’s fisherfolk and select fresh catch for your bespoke five-course lunch or dinner with wine pairing. As the sun climbs higher into the sky, board your private 50’ Catalina Yacht, expertly helmed by Santa Barbara Sailing Center. A leisurely sail along the California coast is the perfect way to appreciate Santa Barbara’s charm.Set sail
Picnic in Paradise
Visit one of the most extraordinary gardens on the planet: Lotusland. Marvel at the beauty of this botanic garden, with its 25 themed gardens and rare, exotic plants. Tour the storied Montecito estate before dining on a delectable picnic on the Great Lawn.Book your visit
Alfresco Movie Night
Here’s looking at you, kid: watch your favorite stars under the stars with an alfresco movie screening. Relax on your private terrace and tuck in to popcorn, artisanal candies and mocktails. A celestial atmosphere awaits.Contact us
After working up a sweat on a scenic hike, it’s only right to celebrate with a gourmet hilltop picnic. Choose one of the many stunning trails in Santa Barbara, Montecito or Goleta for a three-hour experience with a skilled guide. Your delicious lunch for two includes a bottle of local Californian wine or bubbles.Contact us
Explore Santa Barbara’s Urban Wine Trail via a series of nearby tasting rooms.
Or journey to Santa Ynez Valley, just a 30-minute drive away. Here you’ll find more than 270 wineries producing regional favorites including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.Book a winery tour
Artisanal picnic baskets
Whether you’re pining for a Maine lobster roll or Bento-style fare, Belmond El Encanto's gourmet picnic baskets are perfect for a lazy afternoon.
Take your delectable meal to the historic Santa Barbara Mission. Head to the California coast. Or enjoy an exclusive visit to Lotus land, a local hidden gem of botanical gardens in Montecito. In our grounds, pair your picnic with lawn games at the Lily Pond and Arbor. Sit comfortably by the wishing well, or on the terrace of your private cottage.Learn more
Of all the indulgent things to do in Santa Barbara, a little boutique browsing is essential.
Take one of our complimentary electric bikes into fashionable downtown Santa Barbara. Discover independent labels and artisanal souvenirs, or simply window shop as you soak up the sun.S
California is a world-class sporting destination, and for good reason. Experience the ridges and bluffs of the Santa Ynez Mountains. Grab a surfboard and head down to Rincon Point. For something more leisurely, paddle board along the coast at sunset. Ask our concierge about local golfing ranges—there’s no shortage of scenic options.Contact us for more details