An amazing location is a bonus to Bacara Resort & Spa’s luxurious accommodations and sophisticated dining. The luxury hotel sits on 78 beachfront acres on the Gaviota coast at 8301 Hollister Ave., in Goleta, just outside of sunny Santa Barbara. The location allows for jaw-dropping views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains, as well as endless opportunities for scenic hiking, mountain biking and star-gazing. Accessibility is a key benefit of this luxury hotel. It’s a five-hour drive from San Francisco, a 90-minute ride from Los Angeles and a mere 10-minute drive from Santa Barbara. Once you arrive from your car or plane ride, head to the 42,000-square-foot spa for a relaxing treatment.