There’s ample reason the tony enclave of Montecito is a favorite of Oprah and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. California cool is defined by abundant nature, healthy eateries, and decadent views from The Club's Rosewood Miramar suite. Here’s a local's take on top to-dos.
Your go-to brunch spot, known for organic produce from the onsite garden. Dine indoors by the wood-burning fireplace or enjoy a lazy al fresco Sunday meal with ocean vistas.
This seaside, Michelin-starred outpost is a Montecito gem, serving modern Italian, farm-to-table fare. Favorite dishes by Executive Chef Massimo Falsini include Catalina Scallops and Gnocchi e Stracciatella.
According to locals, the Santa Barbara Farmers Market rivals the most celebrated in Provence. Open six days a week, you’ll find locals and visitors perusing top produce from area farmers.
WHERE YOU'LL STAY
The magic of Montecito is its exclusivity (it was recently featured as the “New American Dream” in the New York Times). As such, Rosewood Miramar Beach is situated on a remote oceanfront stretch of Montecito, known as The American Riviera. Single-story, 720-square-foot Garden Bungalow suites hug lush landscaping and feature cozy fireplaces and living rooms as well as inviting terraces for indoor-outdoor living.