We will be staying in Courtyard, Goleta this coming 3 day (labor day) weekend. CY's are usually not my first choice and this CY is not particularly cheap! But it is the only Marriott hotel by Santa Barbara, it seems. It's supposedly a new hotel. Have anyone been there recently? And aside from Solvang and the beach, what are things to do around Santa Barbara? Esp. with a toddler in tow?
Any input is much appreciated.