Breathe deeply. Take in the Santa Barbara sea air and the scent of citrus groves in Ojai. Who's up for horseback riding in the Ventura River Valley, surfing lessons with local pros, biking along the palm-lined Pacific or a dip in the pool? Who says luxury travel is just for grown-ups? This is paradise for the whole family!
1 Cruise on a scenic beach bike path, enjoying sun, surf and pristine Santa Barbara beaches | Pass through historic Hope Ranch | Visit the Ty Warner Sea Center to learn about marine life in the Santa Barbara Channel | Look for blue herons and egrets at Andrée Clark Bird Refuge | Marvel at the magnificent Spanish Revival-style County Courthouse and its tropical garden.
2 Soak up the scene in Santa Barbara's "Funk Zone," filled with galleries, surf shops and wine-tasting rooms | Kids give surfing a try | Head into the hills and pedal above the red-tiled roofs of Santa Barbara | If you like, take on Gibraltar, a challenging but picturesque bike route | Visit Old Mission Santa Barbara, and its meticulously manicured grounds.
3 Discover Ojai, a flower-filled city brimming with small-town charm | Groves of oranges and sprawling ranches line our route through Toro Canyon up into the Santa Ynez Mountains | Ride along the Ojai Valley Bike Path, which follows the Old Southern Pacific Railroad route | Take a dip in one of the two pools at our luxurious hotel.
4-5 Ever experienced a pink moment? Keep an eye on the Topatopa Bluffs at sunset | Enjoy fantastic views on the climb from Ojai into the San Rafael Mountains | Or head back early to visit an ice cream shop or browse the galleries of Ojai | Pedal the back roads of Ojai and stop at an olive farm where we learn how olive oil is made.