Working on her stellar sun tan, Ashley Tisdale laid out by the pool at the Bacara Resort and Spa on Saturday afternoon (July 14).
Joined by her longtime boyfriend Scott Speer, the “Hellcats” hottie donned a strapless two-piece bikini and sunglasses, giving the nearby boys quite the thrill.
Ashley and Scott were in Santa Barbara to attend the beautiful wedding of her gal pal and stylist Emily Current.
Meanwhile, Tizzie gave relationship advice in a recent magazine interview- “Communication is so key. Especially in this business, I’m always traveling and doing something else. So I think communication is the foundation of it all. I’m very old fashioned when it comes to dating, so I definitely wait for the guy to text me or call me.”
Enjoy the pictures of Ashley Tisdale relaxing by the pool at the Bacara Resort and Spa (July 14).
Santa Barbara County takes its name from Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786 by Mexican missionaries, who settled the area under the Spanish flag. After California became the 31st state in 1850, the county of Santa Barbara was officially designated.
Aside from its wonderful weather and beautiful beaches, Santa Barbara County boasts a well-respected wine region, with as many as 115 wineries and 21,000 acres of production. Best known for its Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, as well as its Syrahs and Viogniers, Santa Barbara’s wine grapes are among the most sought-after in the state.
The hotel concierge is happy to make arrangements for additional recreational activities, including:
Sightseeing, shopping and dining in scenic downtown Santa Barbara. The area also features many fine art galleries, historic sites, museums and walking tours.
Visiting the historic Santa Barbara Mission, the tenth mission in a series of 21 founded by Spanish missionaries in the 18th century. The mission’s “commanding position … grand proportions [and] graceful lines” have earner her the title, “Queen of the California Missions.” El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park chronicles additional mid-19th century Santa Barbara history.
Wine tastings at the Santa Ynez Valley wineries (Bacara guests can receive a complimentary wine tasting at more than a dozen select wineries). The Santa Ynez wine region also features the charming Danish village of Solvang, along with many areas for antiquing.
Museums, including the Natural History Museum, Historical Society Museum, Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the South Coast Railroad Museum.
Ty Warner Sea Center, the perfect place for kids to get up close to an array of interesting sea creatures (including a shark).
Destination shopping at a range of locations, including the upscale Montecito Village.
A range of ocean activities, including sailing, kayaking, yacht excursions, catamaran trips, deep-sea fishing, whale watching and surfing lessons.
Enjoying Goleta’s parks, including Stow Park, Lake Los Carneros and Goleta Beach Park (with a 1,450-foot-long fishing pier).
Hiking on a variety of trails near the resort. The hotel concierge can provide a complete list with descriptions of trails, trail maps and written instructions, along with driving directions.
Horseback riding on trails overlooking the Pacific.
Glider rides in the Santa Ynez Valley, as well as paragliding from the mountains above.
Jeep tours through the back country.
Skeet and trap shooting.
Ellwood Mesa Open Space, home to thousands of monarch butterflies during the winter months. The Coronado Butterfly Preserve is another close-by refuge for the beautiful monarch.
Public gardens, including the 65-acre Botanic Garden and the Zoological Gardens (rated one of America’s best small zoos).
Private estate and garden tours.
Excursions to the Channel Islands, 124,000 acres on five uninhabited nature preserves, managed by the National Park Service. Accessible by boat (the closest island is about one hour away) or by via small aircraft, the islands are ruggedly beautiful, with over 2000 species of plants and animals. Mostly untouched, the Channel Islands are without restaurants, shops or overnight accommodations (camping is available), but activities are plentiful, including hiking, kayaking, guided nature tours, SCUBA, snorkeling and fishing, along with bird and whale watching – a nature lover’s paradise. The hotel concierge can arrange transportation (by boat or plane), along with gourmet picnic lunches or other snacks for the day trip.
Adjacent to the resort community of Santa Barbara, the four-star Bacara Resort & Spa is located along California’s most spectacular stretch of Pacific paradise, between the ocean and the Santa Ynez Mountains. Just ten minutes from the Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Bacara is approximately 90 miles north of Los Angeles (90 minutes by car) or three hours from LA via the scenic Amtrak “Surfliner.” The resort is a five-hour drive from San Francisco.
With 78 acres of ocean front property – including two miles of natural beach – Bacara Resort & Spa offers an expansive sun-drenched setting with endless vistas of sea and sky, while the resort’s innovative and artful design – low-storied buildings, terraced to the sea and connected by meandering garden paths – is in keeping with the intimacy and aesthetics of a Mediterranean village
Complete with flower-filled courtyards, restful fountains and red-tiled roofs, Bacara is the perfect place to enjoy the leisurely pace and warm embrace of the California lifestyle, where the climate is Mediterranean – mild and sunny, with average daytime temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees. Cool, crystal-clear nights are ideal for stargazing (unlike most Southern California coastal areas, where the concentration of urban lights and frequent nighttime cloud cover can obscure even the moon).
With its spectacular setting, convenient location, beautiful architecture and wonderful weather, Bacara Resort & Spa is the perfect vacation destination, ideal for weekend getaways, leisurely vacations, family reunions, weddings, honeymoons, business retreats, conferences or other special events.
Bacara Resort & Spa also boasts:
354 spacious guestrooms, specialty suites or luxury retreats, all of which feature private balconies or patios, with garden, mountain or ocean views.
Fine dining in four restaurants, including the four-star Miro restaurant, which features a 12,000-bottle wine cellar.
The four-diamond Spa at Bacara, a 42,000-square-foot spa and fitness center.
World-class golf at three nearby courses.
Additional resort recreation, including beach activities, three zero-edge swimming pools, four lighted tennis courts, a supervised kids’ club, specialty retail shops, and adjacent hiking trails.
Outstanding wedding and reception venues, with beautiful ocean views, terraces and patios.
Over 25,000 square feet of multipurpose meeting and function space, which includes the Executive Conference & Technology Center and a private screening room.
Close proximity to all of Santa Barbara’s many attractions, including wineries, ocean excursions, historic sightseeing and upscale shopping.