My wife and I will be spending three nights and four days in Santa Barbara between Christmas and New Year's Eve, leaving before New Year's Eve. We could really use some advice.
We're probably staying at Hotel Oceana. We like everything, but for Asian and anything with heavy sauces. We're partial to Italian, fish and seafood, Mexican, Southwestern and Mediterranean, and to places where we can comfortably order two appetizers or small plates, as we tend not to eat traditional multi-course meals. Cocktails and wines by the glass are a must for me. Fancy and casual are fine, but fancy needs to be really good to warrant the effort. Money not a big issue but, again, if it's expensive it needs ot be really good. Finally, if we can walk somewhere, that's great too!
Thanks in advance.