36 hours in Santa Barbara: things to do and see

8:30 am
Take a morning flight

Stopped at the Arlington Street location for Kajie Coffee Roasters, the chic new coffee shop of a long-running department store in Isla Vista, near UC Santa Barbara. The café’s $10 signature drinks are created with the sophistication of cocktails: Matcha strawberry-rose tea is served in a petal-topped glass, while the chocolate-coconut toasted drink has marshmallows burnt upon serving. Sit by the fountain on Cajé’s leafy patio or, on a misty morning, by the fireplace. Then, open a file turn And cruise the 4.5-mile Cabrillo Bike Trail, which runs all the way from Ledbetter Beach to Butterfly Beach on a protected bike trail. Look for the rainbow awnings of fruit vendors selling mangoes, cucumbers, fresh watermelons, and more with traditional Mexican toppings like salt, lime juice, and Tajín seasoning, and frolic on the sand to watch surfers and seabirds.