Off the beaten path in Santa Barbara

A savvy traveler shows us there’s more here than State Street and the wharf 

Santa Barbara, CA, Santa Barbara Harbor
Andrea M. Gómez

Santa Barbara weekend: ocean escapes

Instead of Stearns Wharf:

Visit the less-commercial (and more kayak-friendly) Santa Barbara Harbor.

Yes, the harbor’s Brophy Brothers Restaurant ($$; 119 Harbor Way; 805/966-4418) draws crowds with its epic moorings-and-mountain views. But downstairs is slightly quieter Brophy’s bar, with a giant Channel Islands map.

Next door, the ultra-fresh Deli Sushi Go-Go (pictured; $; 805/962-6568) has outdoor tables.


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