Create Your Summer Story at Bacara

Summer is a special time of year when moments are turned into memories. Whether your ideal summer includes a romantic escape, quality time with family, or a girls’ getaway at the spa, Bacara’s breathtaking ocean views and laid-back luxury will set the stage for an unforgettable summer in Santa Barbara.

To help you plan your fun, Bacara has created customized itineraries based on four popular reasons to travel to Santa Barbara: Romance, Outdoor Adventure, Family Fun and Wine Tasting. Sample activities include:

•    Romance: Experience the new menu at The Spa at Bacara. In addition to luxurious treatments by BABOR and Osea, the new menu captures the essence of the Gaviota Coast, incorporating native plants, honey, mud and herbs into its services.
•    Wine Lovers: Discover the Foley Food & Wine Society Secret Tour, offered exclusively to guests of Bacara. This special wine outing includes barrel tastings, “soil to bottle” tours and access to private estate quarters at the Firestone, Foley and Lincourt vineyards (located 40 minutes away).
•    Family Fun: Tweens and teens will love BacaraGram, a fun social media class that showcases how to use the latest photo sharing and editing apps, such as Snapseed, to create cool pictures on an iPhone.
•    Outdoor Adventure: Our onsite Bacara Adventures shop offers mountain bike, stand up paddle, boogie board, kayak and surfboard lessons/rentals. The only true oceanfront resort in Santa Barbara, Bacara features miles of beach access and hiking trails to explore.

This summer, Bacara is also offering a fun photo sharing contest. Share your favorite summer story for a chance to win a retreat at Bacara. How it works: A picture is worth a thousand words. Upload a photo that captures your favorite summer memory. Whether it’s a romantic escape, quality time with family, or a perfect girls’ getaway, choose a photo that tells a story. The “Every Summer Has a Story” contest can be entered on Bacara’s Facebook page from June 11 to July 12. For details, please visit www.facebook.com/bacararesort.

For guestroom reservations, the Endless Summer promotion includes a complimentary fourth night with the purchase of three; guestroom rates start at $320 per night for a four-night stay and can be made at 855.817.9782 or www.bacararesort.com.

Also new this summer, can enjoy a variety of resort enhancements, including the reopening of The Bistro, which features a beautiful new dining room and refreshed menu concept. Inspired by the elegant, old-fashioned charm of the Italian Riviera, The Bistro will blend the finest locally-sourced ingredients with flavors of Italy, rich in seafood, fragrant olive oil, fresh herbs and farmers’ market vegetables.

In addition to The Bistro, many exciting resort enhancements are underway at Bacara, including new pool furniture at all three pools, refreshed seating at the Spa Café and a new lounge experience on the Spa’s rooftop patio. The projects will be complete late June. At the end of August, Bacara will open Blend, an exciting coffee bar offering espressos, café lattes and teas in addition to fresh pastries, a gourmet grab-and-go and a gelato bar.