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12/3/2018
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Fun Winter Activities in Santa Barbara to Enjoy Outdoors

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With temperatures hovering in the upper 60s throughout winter, the town of Santa Barbara is a great location for enjoying the beautiful California coastline and all of the winter activities in Santa Barbara! Celebrate the Holidays With twinkling holiday lights strung between Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings, Santa Barbara becomes even more charming in winter. Enjoy the town’s lights with a ride aboard the delightful open-air trolley. With darkness blanketing the town and a chill in the air, sipping hot cider and singing carols aboard the trolley is a quintessential holiday

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09/14/2018
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Awesome Santa Barbara Rainy Day Activities

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California—and Santa Barbara in particular—is known for incredible weather year-round. However, like other cities on the west coast, Santa Barbara can still receive the occasional rain shower that might reduce your time outdoors for the day. When that happens, do not let it ruin your day; instead, find some fun activities to do indoors in the city! Here are some awesome Santa Barbara rainy day activities to enjoy: Find the Museums Santa Barbara is a city rich with history that can easily be explored in one of the many museums

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08/29/2018
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What to See and Do in Santa Barbara this Fall

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It’s no secret that we love our town, and when you’re thinking of taking a fall vacation, we sincerely hope you choose Santa Barbara as the location (and of course, Paradise Retreats for your vacation accommodations!). In our minds, there is no better place on earth to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of cool days, cooler nights, and the taste of pumpkin spice everything! And to help you, our treasured guests, to enjoy your Santa Barbara vacation to the fullest, we are about to share five secrets that

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08/16/2018
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Things to do in Santa Barbara in 48 Hours

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So you’re planning some things to do in Santa Barbara and you have 48 hours to fill, but just aren’t sure how to do it? There’s no problem when staying in a Paradise Retreats vacation escape, because our helpful staff just lives for challenges like this one. Because we love our guests, we have compiled this list on how to best spend your 48 hours in Santa Barbara! While It May Be Tempting to Sleep a Little Longer When the sun begins to awaken you with its rays, you more

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07/31/2018
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The Best Things to do in Santa Barbara to Keep Cool

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The grace period is over. Summer has officially arrived all over the world! Planning a vacation during the hot and muggy months of summer can often be an experience you wish could have taken place in the cooler months, but when you plan a Santa Barbara vacation, you’re guaranteed an awesome time, no matter what the temperatures are outside! It doesn’t hurt, however, that summer in Santa Barbara is temperate and even cool, but on those days when the red line does climb over the 85 degree mark, these will

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07/9/2018
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Best Santa Barbara Summer Activities for Group Travelers

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One of the best things about living in Santa Barbara is practically having summer temps year-round, and because those temps range between the high 60s and the high 70s, our visitors never have to worry about being too hot or too cold. Our weather is perfect, and when you’re planning a large group event—be it a family reunion, a college reunion, or a special destination wedding—Santa Barbara and our Paradise Retreats vacation escapes are where your thoughts should turn! And because you and your guests probably won’t want to stay

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06/27/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

4th of July Fireworks in Santa Barbara

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In our minds, there’s no better place to spend your 4th of July vacation than right here in paradise: Santa Barbara, California. While we weren’t the birthplace of America, with a rich history dating back to the 16th century, we came pretty close and we celebrate accordingly! With colorful displays choreographed to music lasting far longer than those of “lesser cities,” our fireworks shows will be the perfect addition to your Santa Barbara vacation. Here’s a list of shows to enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks in Santa Barbara! 2018 Independence

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06/15/2018
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Best Santa Barbara Farmers Markets

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Do you know what makes a vacation in Santa Barbara even better than you ever imagined it could be? The opportunity to walk the aisles of a local farmers’ market, breathing in the fresh ocean air as you pick and choose from an amazing cornucopia of fresh produce, home-baked treats, and various specialty gifts for the family who didn’t get to accompany you on your trip to paradise; your vacation just exploded into next level awesomeness! Farmers’ markets allow you take a step back into time and experience the simpler

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05/18/2018
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Summer Festivals – Santa Barbara Things to do

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A visit to Santa Barbara in the summer will be a magical one filled with happy moments, exciting adventures, and opportunities to bask in the wonders of the California sun. There are no sunsets anywhere else on Earth as magical as ours. In addition to the standard sightseeing trips, beach days, and delicious meals that will be remembered for years to come, our summer festivals are designed to ensure that all visitors get to experience all of our favorite Santa Barbara things to do. If your summer travels are going

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05/3/2018
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5 Activities to Help You Stay Fit During Your Santa Barbara Vacation

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Vacations aren’t generally a time where we concern ourselves about fitness, but in a world that idolizes the fit and the fabulous, it never hurts to at least give it a try. Since your Santa Barbara vacation is already guaranteed to be life changing, this list of activities will be the perfect fit. Mixing sightseeing and exercise is easy when you have suggestions from your new friends here at Paradise Retreats! Beach Volleyball The volleyball courts at East Beach are so much fun, it won’t even seem like you are

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