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Savor the sun-splashed sights of Santa Barbara

Boutique wineries, coastal sailing trips, polo matches: there’s a vast array of things to do in Santa Barbara. Whatever your dream Californian adventure, El Encanto is the perfect gateway into the golden state.

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Four-Day Santa Barbara Discovery

Experience the wonders of Santa Barbara from 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.

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TASTE OF EL ENCANTO

Take a journey in great taste with El Encanto. This series of culinary events combines the exquisite cuisine of our executive chef Bruno Lopez with exclusive tasting experiences.

From Volcan De Mi Tierra Tequila to Woodinville Whiskey, each three-night event is hosted by our exceptional local partners. Anticipate fun, flavor and unforgettable discoveries as you enjoy a unique showcase of the finest wines, whiskeys, champagnes or tequilas.

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Lunch at Lotusland

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.

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Gourmet Sail

Santa Barbara’s sensational coastline is best admired from the glittering Pacific Ocean. Glide away from the shore for a gentle cruise with the Santa Barbara Sailing Center.

The only thing that could top the views is a heavenly four-course lunch or dinner, prepared by our executive chef. Take to the waves and tuck-in!

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Farm to Cup Coffee

A coffee-lovers paradise, the beautiful Valley Heart Ranch unfurls down a lush hillside overlooking the sea. This organic coffee farm is home to four different varieties—all irresistible.

Enjoy an exclusive tasting and roasting experience with the Coastal Coffee Collective, as well as a tour of the stunning five-acre grounds. To complete this flavorful outing, savor a delectable coffee-inspired picnic, specially curated by our executive chef.

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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.

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Hilltop Picnic

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.

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Artisanal picnic baskets

Whether you’re pining for a Maine lobster roll or Bento-style fare, 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.

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