JJ was always good at placing the gang in real settings- a restaurant, a famous location, a book store, a coffee shop. In an episode, Vaughn mentions the Biltmore Hotel- and folks- it actually exsists. Here is the lovely Four Seasons Biltmore Hotel, located beach side in sunny Sanata Barbara, the very one Vaughn booked for the couples romantic getaway...
I love looking into the blurbs mentioned on Alias. I wonder if the giraffe at the Santa Barbara Zoo really has a crooked neck?
PS. Blogger Tammy did a little recon on her own and found this... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Barbara_Zoo
Turns out Vaughn was right! Crooked neck and everything!