If you are looking for quick getaway idea for the upcoming Labor Day weekend or future vacation ideas, you definitely want to visit the city of Santa Barbara at least ONCE in your lifetime! Similarly to San Diego, I absolutely enjoyed the carefree and beachy vibes that the chill town of Goleta had to offer, and it didn’t hurt that my two-night stay at the cozy Kimpton Goodland took on the form of a modern bohemian oasis away from home. In fact, I wanted to share with you guys a few photos of the property throughout my stay and a few key reasons on WHY I enjoyed my first time at Santa Barbara. If you enjoy reading hotel reviews and travel stories, keep on reading!
One of the few reasons why I enjoyed our stay at The Kimpton Goodland was the fact that the location of the property was in the smack-dab center of all of the popular Santa Barbara tourist locations. In fact, we were just TWO blocks away from my favorite Blenders In The Grass and Panino (you can read my Santa Barbara Restaurant Guide here) and just less than a 10-minute drive to State Street. State Street is a popular street filled with cute boutiques, delicious restaurants, and is right next to the beach!
2. Delicious & aesthetic outdoor patio restaurant
If you stay at The Kimpton Goodland without dining at their outdoor patio restaurant known as The Outpost, then did you really stay at The Kimpton Goodland?
The Outpost is a spacious restaurant located on the property of The Kimpton Goodland that rocks a modern, bohemian vibe. If you ask me, it is also the ideal photoshoot location for any Instagram lifestyle, food, or fashion influencers! If you are curious about the food quality and customer service, you can read my honest restaurant review of The Outpost SB here.
Note: Upon check-in, the staff will hand you a map of the entire property, which includes a few top Instagram spots that they’ve highlighted within the vicinity. If you take an Instagram photo tagging their hotel in the caption and photo, you score a $10 restaurant voucher to use at The Outpost SB.
3. Fun daily activities hosted by the hotel.
If there is one thing that I love about staying at a hotel, it includes the eventful itinerary that the hotel hosts for their guests! At The Kimpton Goodland, I recently learned that every different day introduced a different activity on their property. You can find a list of their hotel events here.
During our stay, we were able to join for their complimentary S’mores Night - besides, what’s a better way to spend an intimate night with friends toasting marshmallows on a cozy couch at one of their many firepits? We definitely fulfilled our sweet cravings that night ;)
Now this one is pretty self-explanatory - any business that shows support and love for our furry friends is a business that I wholeheartedly support as well! Not gonna lie - I definitely loved all of the dog Instagram photos that I saw on their Instagram feed, LOL. Totally would have brought my little moustache dog, Muffin, along if my friend wasn’t allergic to dogs!
Regardless, it’s nice to know that this hotel is dog-friendly so you won’t have to worry about getting a dogsitter if you want to make a trip to Santa Barbara!
Have you been to Santa Barbara before? Is there any hotspots I should check out during my next visit? ;)
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