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Have a beer (or cocktail) and freshly grilled tri-tip sandwich while listening to live music on a springy weekend at this old stagecoach stop in Los Padres National Forest. In 1865, Cold Spring Tavern... Read More
Have a beer (or cocktail) and freshly grilled tri-tip sandwich while listening to live music on a springy weekend at this old stagecoach stop in Los Padres National Forest. In 1865, Cold Spring Tavern was opened as a restaurant, and it has been dishing up great meals ever since. Breakfast, lunch and dinner feature hearty fare and game meats. But the real fun happens on the weekends, when live bands play in the tavern and hot tri-tip sandwiches are served until they sell out. With four fireplaces, an idyllic setting and friendly patrons, Cold Spring Tavern has earned its reputation as one of the most romantic getaway spots in California.
- Recommended as Best Restaurants for Spring Because: Besides having the word "spring" in the name, this restaurant in a forest is a destination that mandates a gorgeous springtime drive.
- Best for Romantic Dining Because: Four fireplaces, flickering lamplight and a great menu make this restaurant hidden in a forest (and open since 1865) extra magical.
- Best for Breakfast/Brunch Because: Cold Spring Tavern is a Santa Barbara tradition that dates back decades, well known for live music and hearty cooking.