unincorporated census-designated place in Santa Barbara County, California, United States of America

Montecito is an upscale community in Santa Barbara County that is home to high end resorts and the rich and famous including Oprah Winfrey and Rob Lowe.

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  • 1 The Honor Bar, 1255 Coast Village Rd, Suite 101, +1 805 969-6964. Su–W 11AM–10PM, Th–Sa 11AM–11PM. The deceptively straightforward menu of burgers, ahi tuna, and omelettes is raised to another level by excellent service and preparation. The outdoor patio seating is pleasant on sunny days (which most days here are). Dogs welcome. Vegetarian options available. There is also a full bar, and extensive wine list. Burgers $15, entrees $30.
  • 2 Los Arroyos, 1280 Coast Village Rd, +1 805 969-9059. The restaurant serves popular and very good Mexican food.




  • 1 Coast Village Inn, 1188 Coast Village Rd (Take 101 to the Coast Village Road exit.), toll-free: +1-800-257-5131. Located in the tony Montecito area on the city's east side. Breakfast included. Basic room $169, Suite with kitchen $259, deluxe suite with two bedrooms and kitchen $469. Midweek rates as low as $99, also check for internet discounts of about 20% off..
  • 2 Four Seasons Resort, The Biltmore, 1260 Channel Dr, +1 805-969-2261, fax: +1 805-565-8323. Spanish Colonial with red roof tiles and adobe on Butterfly Beach. Also has a restaurant that is expensive but not universally praised.
  • 3 Montecito Inn, 1295 Coast Village Rd, +1 805-969-7854, toll-free: +1-800-843-2017, . Boutique lodging two blocks away from Montecito's Butterfly Beach. It was built in 1928 by Charlie Chaplin as an escape to paradise for his closest friends. $300-400.



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  • Santa Barbara - 5 miles (8 km) west of Montecito, the "American Riviera" is a historic mission city that is an incredibly popular getaway destination. Its wide beaches, highly rated wineries, luxurious resorts, art galleries, and a large variety of excellent dining choices, enable the town of just 90,000 residents to enjoy the sort of cultural and social amenities which are usually found only in much larger cities.
  • Carpinteria - This small oceanside town is 8 miles (13 km) southeast of Montecito and offers a salt marsh preserve, tide pools, and a seal and sea lion rookery that is active from December through May. During the first weekend in October Carpinteria plays host to nearly 100,000 visitors at its annual avocado festival, which features the world's largest vat of guacamole.
Routes through Montecito
San Luis ObispoSanta Barbara  N    S  CarpinteriaLos Angeles   / Long Beach  

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