3 p.m. Check in
El Encanto Hotel and Garden Villas
1900 Lasuen Road
Double $209-$495; some half-price specials on weekdays.
Settle into a romantic cottage in this lushly landscaped inn overlooking the sea.
4 p.m. Oceanside promenade
Santa Barbara Harbor, then east along Cabrillo Boulevard
Explore the marina, then walk along the beach toward Stearns Wharf.
9 a.m. Breakfast
10 East Carillo St.
Have a light continental breakfast in a small, sophisticated bakery.
Noon Architectural tour
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa St.
See the city's Spanish-Moorish masterpiece.
5 p.m. Wine tasting
Santa Barbara Winery
202 Anacapa St.
805-225-3633 or 800-225-3633
$5 for six wines and a wine glass.
Sample local wines at a tasting room near the ocean.
7 p.m. Dinner
1295 Coast Village Road
Try the interesting, reasonably priced cuisine at the chic hotel Charlie Chaplin built.
10 a.m. Beach brunch
The Brown Pelican
2981 Cliff Drive
Eat in a sandy cove by a nature preserve.
1 p.m. Mission tour
Santa Barbara Mission
2001 Laguna, at Los Olivos
See the queen of California's missions, where religious services still are held.