There are few things I love more than being with my best girlfriends sipping wine, so when it came to choosing a bachelorette weekend destination, I decided a Santa Barbara Wine Country bachelorette would be ideal. Why Santa B? There are many reasons. Almost all of my bridesmaids had already been to Napa Valley and I knew I wanted more to do than just drink wine. I also have close family friends who offered up their beautiful home in Santa Ynez that included a pool, hot tub, fire pit and chef, so how could I say no?
We started the trip in LA since it was the easiest place for everyone to fly into and had a driver drive us up the coast from LA to Santa Barbara. Of course, we had to stop in Malibu on the way, so we enjoyed lunch at Malibu Farm on the water. It was the perfect way to kick off the trip! Below you will find a few of my Santa Barbara/Santa Ynez recommendations. I truly think it was the perfect weekend and would tell anyone to consider Santa Barbara and the surrounding areas for a bachelorette!
Santa Barbara Wine Country Bachelorette Recommendations:
Santa Ynez Wineries:
Firestone Vineyards – Enjoy an informative tour followed by a stellar tasting https://www.firestonewine.com/
Fess Parker Winery – Have lunch on the beautiful patio and buy their yummy rose wine
Zaca Mesa Winery – Partake in a great tasting in their casual, yet sophisticated wine room
SY Kitchen – Located in Santa Ynez, this is a cozy, chic restaurant with Italian farm-to-table fare. Definitely try a variety of pizzas!
The Lark Santa Barbara – Request to sit outside at this lovely restaurant with a killer cocktail menu. It is the perfect place for a group looking to share dishes and enjoy specialty cocktails!
Bella Vista – This ocean view gem is located at the Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara and is definitely worth trying. To-die-for views!
Four Seasons The Biltmore – A bit of a splurge, but definitely has some of the best vibes, food and views!
AutoCamp Santa Barbara – Obsessed with airstreams like I am? This is one of the coolest airstream camps in the country and it is located only 5 minutes from the town center in SB!
*Photography: Katlin Gambino
*Fashion: TheFMLYshop (Etsy) sweatshirts, Self Portrait dress, Vince jumpsuit