Santa Barbara Sunshine

For Valentine's Day this year, Nick and I decided to do something we've talked about doing for years - we drove up to Santa Barbara for a day of exploring!

We had brunch on the beach at a place called The Boathouse On Hendry's Beach where we enjoyed Bloody Mary's and spectacular meals. If you follow us on our Instagram accounts, you saw how decorated and delicious those Bloody Mary's were! Apparently this beach is where a lot of the locals bring their dogs, so Nick and I were in puppy-dog heaven!

Next, we hopped back in the car to go explore more of the downtown, more hip areas. Having heard about a neighborhood called the Funk Zone, we couldn't help but check it out for ourselves. Nick and I parked in the area and wandered around the streets leading up to the beach, stopping to admire the street art and grabbing ourselves locally crafted coffee and cold brew at Rebar.

After finding an adorably unique flower shop on our way to the beach, it struck us that the weather was absolutely perfect for a bike ride. That's when we stumbled upon a Surrey rental.... and somehow our already perfect day turned into an even more perfect and hilarious one!

Sorry to all the strangers I may have yelled "TALLY HO!" at ... we went on Mr. Toad's Wild Ride the other day at Disneyland and I was still really feeling the motormania vibes! (teehee)

We ended our day back in L.A. at our favorite sushi spot for a romantic dinner. Nick and I can't wait to go back to Santa Barbara for more exploring and hopefully a winery tour or two!

 

We hope you enjoyed our Valentine's Day recap in Santa Barbara!

Where do you want to visit? Leave us your answer in the comments below!

 

xoxo,

Jenna + Nick