The Essence of Santa Barbara: Belmond El Encanto

Photo: Max Whittaker With its expansive beaches, enveloping Santa Ynez mountains, and year-round sunshine, no other United States locale so well mimics the aesthetic of the European Riviera. Hence Santa Barbara’s nickname, The American Riviera. And no other hotel in this elegant oceanfront hamlet so closely imitates the vibe and tenor of the Mediterranean as […]