One of our favorite things to do before we lived in Santa Barbara and just visited was to drive to a special place in the harbor. We did not stop at the hotel. It was straight to Brophy Bros. to sit at the bar, have some fresh seafood and look out over the harbor, the wharf and up at the homes on the hillside. It was the best way to relax and get into “vacation mode”. Little did we know that we were looking at our future!
Now that we live here, we still love heading to the harbor or the wharf to have a snack and a drink and take in the beauty of it all. My wife frequently heads to the beach for a session on an ocean kayak or paddleboard, and we love taking the dogs to Hendry’s beach or Summerland beach to get our feet in the sand.
But there are so many ways to enjoy the wonders of our coastline, even if it’s just seeing it from the drive up Alameda Padre Serra or on your way to a performance at UC Santa Barbara’s Arts & Lectures.