Break, Bunnies, Brunch + Bubbles
We do love alliteration. This week in Santa Barbara + Wine Country.
This is prime-time in our county. Why, you ask? According to U.S. News & World Report, the best time to visit Santa Barbara is between March–May or September–November. With the potential for a lot of visitors—especially now that the weather is a bit drier—it might be wise to have some activities planned for your out-of-town visitors.
Private Wine Tours– Santa Barbara County. Go with them or send your visitors on a wine tasting tour. Rooted Vine Tours works with 25+ wineries, so the route varies and focuses on small production and family-owned wineries. More Details Here.
And here’s something for kids on Spring break—Art Spot on Wheels Spring Break Art Camp.
April 7th is World Health Day. Given this, might we suggest a Morning Bird Walk to soothe the senses and breathe in crisp, clean air? Or perhaps an Ocean Kayak Tour to invigorate the body and mind? Although I might be more inclined to celebrate National No Housework Day… or National Grilled Cheese Day.
The Great Egg Hunt– Elings Park. Elings Park offers an expansive view of Santa Barbara, and what better than to get the whole family out in the fresh spring air for an Easter egg hunt? Come out and enjoy the sunshine, music by Bonnie, Lily Sky and Santa Barbara Face Painters, Luna’s Jumps and TWO Easter bunnies. This year there will be 20,000 candy-filled eggs for kids ages 0-10. The event starts at 9am, with the first Egg Hunt at 10am. More Details Here.
Easter Festivities in the Funk Zone on April 9th
If you are in Santa Barbara for Easter, you have lots of options in the Funk Zone. Chef Jason Paluska at The Lark will have you covered for brunch (Cast Iron Baked Shakshuka) or dinner (Hand-Cut Pappardelle or Roasted Beef Bone Marrow).
The Lucky Penny will have an Easter Egg Hunt on their outdoor patio all day and a special Easter Brunch Pizza (white truffle cream, Italian prosciutto, wood-fired egg, Calabrian Chile, pecorino and basil).
Helena Avenue Bakery will have specialty tarts, cookies, take and bake cinnamon rolls and Spring quiche. Loquita honors Spanish culture by offering torrijas — similar to bread pudding and French toast. Read more about the history here.
Tyger Tyger celebrates the holiday with a special Easter Ham and Cabbage dish served with citrus, pickled red onion, micro mustard frill and black vinegar glaze. Vegan and vegetarian menu will be available, including Spicy Avocado Toast and Tea Leaf Noodle Salad.
The Sta. Rita Hills Winegrowers Alliance invites you to join them for the inaugural Spring event in Santa Barbara, Saunters & Sips, on Saturday, April 29th from 2:30–5:30pm. Newly released rosés and delicious sparkling wines will be included when over 25 Sta. Rita Hills wineries will showcase their current and new release wines.
From our favorite Bubbles Guide, a visit to Riverbench to taste eight different sparklers in the traditional Champagne method. Love their special glitter bottles (perfect for an Easter Brunch hostess gift).
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