A charming town by the sea, Montecito is the perfect family getaway. Santa Barbara is only a 15 min drive from Montecito with plenty more activities to do.
Must stay at the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort. Located on the private Miramar beach surrounded by beautiful homes, Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort offers everything and anything you may need and want from a 5 hotel. Currently the Four Seasons is under remodeling and upon the reopening would be an excellent choice for your stay as well.
The best shops are just 2 minutes from the hotel on Coast Village Road with shops for all ages. Be sure to also check out the Montecito Country Mart and grab a coffee at Caffe Luxxe.