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Katy Perry and John Mayer took a romantic getaway to Santa Barbara earlier this week, and the couple were snapped taking a tour of the Old Mission, which was founded by the Franciscan Friar Fermin de Lasuen in 1786.

Katy seemed quite excited to show her beau around her hometown, and a photographer on the scene tells X17online exclusively, "When they got to the mission, they were holding hands and laughing and when they visited the balcony of the building, they kissed a few times. It was really romantic."

"They were SO in love," our photog added. "They were all over each other the whole time, and this was a total lovers' getaway."

Think John will gift Katy with a hefty sparkler this Christmas? That would certainly help her forget about ex-husband Russell Brand!