As soon as we got into Santa Barbara I knew that I loved it. Even the street signs are adorable (some sort of polynesian font! Why can't I find a picture?)! Our first order of business was getting a cupcake from Crushcakes, per Julia's recommendation.
Here is the Strawberry Blush cupcake I ordered:
And here is Dan's pumpkin cheesecake:
We wandered around outside of the Santa Barbara Mission and took some goofy pictures.
We hadn't booked a hotel for this city, and I was a little wary because many people mentioned how expensive it was to stay here, but we found a cute place that ended up being the cheapest place, so far, on our trip! After we dropped off our bags, we walked down the main strip, State St. and shopped. At the end of State St. you hit the ocean and it's just gorgeous.
We had some okay Thai food and then caught a showing of Drive at a cute movie theater there.