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Romantic Weekend Getaway in Santa Barbara
It's only a 90-minute drive, but Santa Barbara feels worlds away from L.A. That's what makes it the perfect escape for couples — and why it's so often front and center for weddings. It's the jewel of the Central Coast, with lovely beaches, clean air, and gorgeous vistas. You can spend most of your time outside, and even have a perfect car-free weekend if you take the train, rely on the electric shuttles, or even bike everywhere. The Santa Ynez Valley influence is seen everywhere, from great wine tasting rooms to wine country cuisine. Hotels are stylish, comfortable, and relaxing — some you may not even want to leave (and don't have to). Leave the stress south on the 101: These are a few of our favorite spots for a fun, casual romantic getaway. – By Lesley Balla
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