We are travelling from San Francisco to LA this month and we are stopping at Santa Barbara to do a whale watching trip the following morning. I have heard that Santa Barbara is a great place to stay, we are a family so ideally would like to stay in the centre which is safe to walk to restaurants. Could you please recommend the best hotels to stay that are central.
Santa Monica - we are looking to stay in Santa Monica for 1 night at the end of our trip, could you please also recommend a hotel with a nice view of the beach and within walking distance to restaurants and beaches please.
Thank you for your help