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07/9/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

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

Where to Watch Santa Barbara 4th Of July Fireworks

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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 you can attend during your stay in paradise! 2018 Independence Day

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06/15/2018
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Best Farmers’ Markets Around Santa Barbara

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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
Events in Santa Barbara

Best Summer Festivals in Santa Barbara

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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 everything that is great about California. If your summer travels are going to bring you

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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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04/10/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Best Bike Trails in Santa Barbara

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The community in Santa Barbara is one that takes biking quite seriously. With natural landscapes so beautiful, it would be a shame to not fully take advantage of it, and biking through some amazing trails is one of the best ways to do just that. While there are seemingly endless trails and ways to enjoy the area on your bike, the following are some of the local favorite trails that you need to check out the next time you are here! Beach Cruising from East to West Beach East and

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03/6/2018
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Family Friendly Activities in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara has found its way into the heart of countless vacationers. It is the go-to destination for millions of people, year after year. This is due to incredible weather regardless of the season, some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and a vibrant culture. As such, visitors find there are so many unique and exciting things to do on a Santa Barbara vacation. This is true for any vacation, but it is particularly true for the families that vacation here. When you come to Santa Barbara, look

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02/14/2018
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Top 5 Spring Outdoor Activities in Santa Barbara

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There really isn’t a bad time of year to visit Santa Barbara, but there is a time of year where romance blooms stronger and the promise of adventure reaches its peak. Springtime in southern California is all about excitement and the joy of the great outdoors! From high flying excitement to waterborne adventures and everything in between, we’ve done the research and found these top five outdoor activities to enjoy in Santa Barbara in the spring! The View from Above The only thing that can improve a Santa Barbara morning

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02/7/2018
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Isn’t It Time You Crossed Some Items Off Your California Bucket List?

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Life is too short to keep making lists and never crossing the items off, and now that the mudslides have been cleared away from Highway 101, it’s the perfect time to get that pen out and GO! The weather in Santa Barbara right now is as close to perfect as you can get, and if you’re not sure of where to start on your bucket list, we have compiled this list of exciting places for you to experience! Explore the Architecture of Santa Barbara and its Surrounding Areas Mission Santa

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01/5/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara

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With so many celebrities and such beautiful houses, Santa Barbara has a reputation of glitz—and when it comes to starting the new year in style, the city lives up to that reputation proudly! There’s no shortage of options in Santa Barbara as the calendar flips, so it’s time to start planning your first big outing of the year and visit Santa Barbara! See some of the top reasons you should visit below. 7th Annual Winter Wine Classic Wine connoisseurs will certainly want to be in Santa Barbara during this popular

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