By far the most famous landmark, Walska Lotusland is also the best rated activity in town on TripAdvisor. This 37-acre park includes some of the world’s most rare plant species. There’s also a pond, Lotus Pond, and lush botanical gardens. Two hour tours of the gardens are available, and the Japanese Garden is a must to see.
2. First Class Dining
3. Wine-Tasting Tours
This town is surrounded by great wine-tasting venues and vineyards. Santa Barbara’s backyard vineyards in Santa Ynez are the most popular tours, but there are also various wine-tasting rooms in and around town. Many stop by the Wine Bistro on San Ysidro Road, while the wine bar at Trattoria Mollie is a local favorite.
4. Best Beaching
5. Gallery Tours
Gallery tours are popular for limo clients. Easton Gallery on Hot Springs Rd was established in 1990 and is a famous gallery in the Santa Barbara region. Come here to see local art and paintings. Numerous other galleries are located in town, mostly on Coast Village Road.
6. Explore The Outdoors
The most popular trail in town might be the Ennisbrook Trail, which is a 1.9-mile loop from 1788 San Leandro Lane. It is located within the San Ysidro Creek Preserve in the heart of town, and is a forested trail along a creek. The more experienced hikers head up to the Cold Springs East Fork Trail for the 3,5-mile hike to Montecito Peak. From this peak you can see as far as all the California Channel Islands, Santa Barbara and nearby mountains. Alternatively, check out the less than two mile Hammond Meadow Trail from Shalawa Meadow. This trail follows the gorgeous villas and scenic beaches along the coastline. A park often visited by limousine clientele for wedding photos and picnics is Manning Park, located at 449 San Ysidro Road.
7. Casa del Herrero
A true Santa Barbara landmark, this home and garden is a popular destination for tourists booking limos. This eleven acre site is registered as a U.S. Historic Landmark and dates back to the mid 1920’s. Ninety minute guided tours of the Spanish-style home is available several days per week. The beautiful 11-acre property features botanical gardens and Spanish architecture at its best.
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All of these local treasures are often visited by a number of celebrities reserving limousine services in Montecito. Just a few of the celebs residing here are Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Willis, Ellen DeGeneres, Tom Cruise, and an array of others. Not bad for a community of barely 9,000 residents! Order your limousines and party buses from Blackhawk today! We offer award winning wine-tasting tours of Santa Barbara, Santa Ynez and other nearby wine regions.