Santa Barbara, California
If, while at the Bacara, you leave the door open on your private balcony overlooking the Pacific, will the sound of the crashing waves soothe you to sleep or call you out for late-night stargazing? This is one of the many questions to ponder while luxuriating in the Spanish Colonial charms of this California resort that stretches lazily along 78 acres of prime Santa Barbara beachfront. With its own full-scale screening room for Hollywood execs on working vacation, the Bacara is an easy step away from the fast pace of LA. Here, the only soundtracks are the waves thundering below the ocean bluff.
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