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Santa Barbara: Weekend itinerary

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Globe Correspondent / February 11, 2004

Friday

3 p.m. Check in
El Encanto Hotel and Garden Villas
1900 Lasuen Road
800-346-7039
www.elencantohotel.com
Double $209-$495; some half-price specials on weekdays.
Settle into a romantic cottage in this lushly landscaped inn overlooking the sea.

4 p.m. Oceanside promenade
Santa Barbara Harbor, then east along Cabrillo Boulevard
Explore the marina, then walk along the beach toward Stearns Wharf.

Saturday

9 a.m. Breakfast
Aficionado Bakery
10 East Carillo St.
805-963-8404
Pastries $1.25-$3.75
Have a light continental breakfast in a small, sophisticated bakery.

Noon Architectural tour
Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa St.
www.santabarbaracourthouse.org
Free.
See the city's Spanish-Moorish masterpiece.

5 p.m. Wine tasting
Santa Barbara Winery
202 Anacapa St.
805-225-3633 or 800-225-3633
www.sbwinery.com
$5 for six wines and a wine glass.
Sample local wines at a tasting room near the ocean.

7 p.m. Dinner
Montecito Inn
1295 Coast Village Road
805-969-3392
www.montecitoinn.com
$9.25-$17.25
Try the interesting, reasonably priced cuisine at the chic hotel Charlie Chaplin built.

Sunday

10 a.m. Beach brunch
The Brown Pelican
2981 Cliff Drive
805-687-4550
$7.25-$12.95
Eat in a sandy cove by a nature preserve.

1 p.m. Mission tour
Santa Barbara Mission
2001 Laguna, at Los Olivos
805-682-4149
www.sbmission.org
$4
See the queen of California's missions, where religious services still are held.

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