The Fess Parker Resort, named after the American icon Fess Parker, was constructed in 1986 and has since established a reputation for luxury and excellence. Featuring Spanish elegance and Californian chic, sparkling pools and sunny skies, you can retreat to your mission-style room at the end of your day, where you'll find a warm and calming place to rest your head. The resort's five restaurants offer varied cuisine, from locally-farmed meat and fresh-off-the-dock seafood to decadent desserts and Californian classics.
Sun-drenched, relaxed and nestled seductively between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Santa Barbara’s balmy weather, glorious beaches, crystal clear air, and serene landscapes have lured people to California’s Central Coast for centuries. Explore the secret ribbon of celebrity estates, terraced vineyards and energetic city life. Full of tempting attractions, events and festivals, Santa Barbara vibrates with culture and activity. Experience the distinct flair of the city with an abundance of theaters, music venues, shopping malls and boutiques, such as the open-air mall Paseo Nuevo; State Street, a yellow-brick road of restaurants, cafés, shops and bars; the boutiques and shops at La Arcada; and the eclectic shops and tasting rooms in the Funk Zone.
Santa Barbara has earned a reputation as a producer of quality wines and has become a sought-after destination for wine lovers. The diverse vineyards, wine trails, enchanting weather and fertile valleys are what make the Santa Barbara wine experience so authentic and renowned. It’s a grape to glass experience on the wine tour, so pull up your sleeves and whet your palette! Your fully guided education-centric excursion includes tastings at four wineries, a freshly made-to-order picnic lunch and a souvenir tasting glass. You'll also receive a behind-the-scenes production and vineyard tour (not available to the general public), that will walk you through the process from grape to bottle. The tour offers an educational experience where you will learn not only about the history of the valley and what makes it unique, but you will explore the basics of production, organic growing and more, all with the personal attention and service that will make this an experience to remember. Or take a magical guided Jeep ride up the Old Stage Coach Road, past Lake Cachuma to the exquisite Santa Barbara Wine Country, which boasts sprawling ranches and endless miles of orchards and vineyards. Local driver/guides provide insights on area history, flora and fauna as you travel across San Marcos Pass and the majestic Santa Ynez Mountain range in a comfortable and safe canopy-covered 5-7 passenger Jeep.
Satisfy your appetite with the town’s award winning cuisines on the Original Downtown Santa Barbara Food Tour as you indulge your palate for a few hours of sipping, sampling and savoring. This fun and informative 3.5 hour progressive lunch will open your eyes to a new Santa Barbara. With visits to seven local eateries and watering holes where SB locals actually go, you're in for an afternoon of delicious libations, delectable flavors, and some entertainment that won’t disappoint. Explore Santa Barbara while leisurely walking through downtown with fun local guides who will share the inside scoop on just about everything related to Santa Barbara! This tour is foodie tested and approved!
Your getaway for two includes:
• 4 days/3 nights accommodations at The Fess Parker Santa Barbara
• Your choice of a tour of four wineries or a Jeep wine tour
• A downtown Santa Barbara food tour
• Free concierge reservation service