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With the Pacific Ocean on one side and the Santa Ynez Mountains on the other, the Four-Star Bacara Resort & Spa is a luxurious retreat offering a myriad of activities that include tennis, yoga on the beach and hiking. The onsite spa is the perfect place to retreat to afterward. Another standout is Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, located on 20 lush acres on the Pacific Ocean. This Four-Star Spanish colonial beauty is a relaxing oasis with supremely comfortable rooms and crisp, white cabanas lining the sparkling pool. Head to the grounds where John and Jackie Kennedy spent part of their honeymoon at Four-Star San Ysidro Ranch. Located on 550 pristine acres, the luxury resort affords picture-perfect vistas and cozy interiors such as wood-burning fireplaces, overstuffed armchairs and vaulted ceilings.