An Oasis Between the Ocean and the Foothills (Sta. Barbara, CA)>4 Days for 2+taxes+tours

Bidding Supports: St. Mary High School (Rutherford, NJ)

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159
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$3,500 USD
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Apr 4, 2023 11:18 AM EDT

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Sip and Savor in Santa Barbara, California for Four Days & Three Nights at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort for Two, Including a Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour and a Wine Country Tour (Land Only)

Seek respite in California's electric Mediterranean-inspired oasis set between the ocean and the foothills of the Santa Ynez Mountains in Santa Barbara, popularly known as the "American Riviera." A few days in Santa Barbara is the ideal escape for relaxation, a place where you can slow down and appreciate the good things in life. Then raise your glass to toast the beauty of the landscape on a tour of four wineries as well as a food tour downtown!

The Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort was constructed in 1986 and has since established a reputation for luxury and excellence. Featuring Spanish elegance and Californian chic, sparkling pools and sunny skies, you can retreat to your seaside-style room at the end of your day, where you'll find a warm and calming place to rest your head. The resort's restaurants offer varied cuisine, from locally-farmed meat and fresh-off-the-dock seafood to decadent desserts and Californian classics.

Sun-drenched, relaxed and nestled seductively between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Santa Barbara?s balmy weather, glorious beaches, crystal clear air, and serene landscapes have lured people to California?s Central Coast for centuries. Explore the secret ribbon of celebrity estates, terraced vineyards and energetic city life. Full of tempting attractions, events and festivals, Santa Barbara vibrates with culture and activity. Experience the distinct flair of the city with an abundance of theaters, music venues, shopping malls and boutiques, such as the open-air mall Paseo Nuevo; State Street, a yellow-brick road of restaurants, cafés, shops and bars; the boutiques and shops at La Arcada; and the eclectic shops and tasting rooms in the Funk Zone.

Santa Barbara has earned a reputation as a producer of quality wines and has become a sought-after destination for wine lovers. The diverse vineyards, wine trails, enchanting weather and fertile valleys are what make the Santa Barbara wine experience so authentic and renowned. Your six-hour wine country tour will take you to three stops in Santa Ynez Valley, where you'll find a mix of family-owned vineyards and small-production tasting rooms. Along the way, enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, as well as an educational vineyard tour. You'll get an intimate experience of the wine region as you sample the wines and hear from your guide about winemaking in Southern California.

Satisfy your appetite with the town?s award winning cuisines on the Original Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour as you indulge your palate for a few hours of sipping, sampling and savoring. This fun and informative 3.5 hour progressive lunch will open your eyes to a new Santa Barbara. With visits to seven local eateries and watering holes where SB locals actually go, you're in for an afternoon of delicious libations, delectable flavors, and some entertainment that won?t disappoint. Explore Santa Barbara while leisurely walking through downtown with fun local guides who will share the inside scoop on just about everything related to Santa Barbara! This tour is foodie tested and approved!

Your getaway for two includes:
4 days/3 nights accommodations at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort
All room-related taxes
Santa Barbara wine country tour, including tasting fees, a picnic lunch, and hotel pick-up and drop-off
A downtown Santa Barbara food tour
Free concierge reservation service

 

Item Special Note

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Travel package is non-refundable and subject to availability. Certificates/gift cards cannot be replaced. Blackout dates: Feb 1-4, 15-17, Mar 6-10, May 6-8, 27-29, Jun 18-25, Jul 2-4, 16-20, Sep 12-14, 27-28, Oct 5-6, 15-17. Tour runs on specific days of the week and at specific times. If tour is not available, it may be substituted with equal or similar experience. A minimum 45 day advance reservation is required. Please contact us at auction@stmaryhs.org to find out deadline to travel.