The town of Montecito is located just to the east of the larger settlement of Santa Barbara, in the area of Southern California, on the Pacific west coast of the United States of America. You should find that by spending your holidays in Montecito, you will be in an ideal part of the state of California in which to really explore all that there is on offer here. The self catering accommodation in Montecito is highly likely to come in the form of a luxurious and well-furnished villa. Indeed, many properties may even boast their own swimming pool, plus spectacular vistas over the Pacific Ocean.
There are plenty of activities to keep you entertained on your holidays in Montecito. For a start, as you are in America, you may well want to enjoy a spot of retail therapy. Although there are some shops and malls within Montecito itself, for a greater choice, you would definitely be wise to head west into the city of Santa Barbara. There are a good choice of beaches to enjoy within this part of Southern California and this will allow you to enjoy water-based activities such as snorkelling, deep-sea diving, surfing, wind surfing, sailing, jet skiing, water skiing and, of course, safe swimming opportunities.
You are likely to want to head south to the huge city of Los Angeles, at some point during your holidays in Montecito. Once you get there, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to world-famous sites and attractions. In fact, you are very likely to recognise many landmarks and venues from Hollywood films. Head to Sunset Boulevard which is in the heart of the Hollywood district. This is where you will find the famous names on the sidewalk and it is possible to catch sight of the Hollywood sign from here. Other areas to consider in LA include Santa Monica Pier, Disneyland in Anaheim, Venice Beach and Beverley Hills.
This part of Southern California enjoys a very pleasant climate indeed. This means that when you are enjoying the comfort of your very own self catering villa in Montecito, you can expect to bask in temperatures that will reach well into the thirties degrees Celsius during the summer. Even during the winter, temperatures regularly hit the mid-teens degrees. Rainfall is at its heaviest from late-Autumn and through the winter months.
The most convenient airport for your holidays in Montecito will be Los Angeles International (LAX) which has a good number of services directly to the UK. Airlines that fly on this route include American Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airways and British Airways. The vast majority of these flights will depart from London Heathrow (LHR).