Everything is interesting when you’re eight. That’s what my husband and I kept saying during our stay at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. From the gardens to the beach to the “rain” shower, our kids were thrilled everywhere they looked. As an advocate of healthy eating, I was particularly excited by the Kid’s Menu choices at Bella Vista: grilled halibut, snow peas, mashed potatoes, grilled chicken—just to name a few. We rarely find these real, healthy food choices for our kids while traveling.
Resort guests have access to the Coral Casino Beach and Cabana Club, positioned at the water’s edge. (The Cabana Club is on the beach.) There is also another pool at the resort, where the kids spent hours diving off the diving board and the parents enjoyed a drink (my favorite was the cucumber, mint and lemon spritzer).
The highlight of our weekend was the picnic basket prepared by restaurant staff for us as part of the resort’s new Simply Irresistible Epicurean Experiences. We drove over to the Santa Barbara Mission and enjoyed a sun-drenched feast of phyllo-wrapped ahi tuna, grilled asparagus, marinated vegetables, local wine, apple pie and truffles next to the rose gardens. The kids were amazed at every turn. And as a family, we savored taking time to slow down and be together, eat amazing food, and take in the views.
Carrie blogs at Deliciously Organic.
Read more about Santa Barbara in Four Seasons Magazine.
Carrie Vitt is the author of the cookbook Deliciously Organic and the publisher of the popular food blog Deliciously Organic. Husband, kid- and party-friendly, Deliciously Organic is brimming with the recipes and flavors families love — all created using wholesome, unrefined and organic ingredients. Carrie lives with her husband, an Air Force test pilot, and their two daughters in Southern California.
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