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08/16/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

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
Santa Barbara Activities

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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06/15/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

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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03/16/2018
Santa Barbara Attractions

Where to Get the Best Views in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every single year. While endless activities in the perfect weather is a big reason for this, much of the tourists come simply because Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places you will ever see. This being the case, you do not have to do much of anything in order to enjoy a vacation here, as finding a nice place to relax and take in the beauty is sure to provide for some awesome memories. The following are a couple of

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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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12/18/2017
Santa Barbara Activities

Try Some Local Brews – Things to do Near Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is home to some of the best wine country in the United States. Because of this the city enjoys visitors from all over the world. Lovers of wine find a lovely place to enjoy a vacation in Santa Barbara. The city is also home to one of the most thriving craft beer scenes in the state of California, which is saying a lot. There are many local breweries that are serving countless unique beers that you can only try here. The following are some things to do near

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12/10/2017
Events in Santa Barbara

Most Festive Things to Do During the Holiday in Santa Barbara

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As the holidays quickly approach, you may find yourself overwhelmed and underprepared; 2017 has been a crazy busy year! Wasn’t it only yesterday you were breaking your first resolution, just minutes after you made it? Now, you look around you and realize Thanksgiving is next week, the Christmas decorations are already up in the stores, and you want to know, “WHERE DID THE TIME GO?” Because you need an infusion of holiday cheer and one last chance to slow down before the year ends, we suggest that a festive vacation

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10/23/2017
Santa Barbara Activities

Top Wine Bars – Things to do in Santa Barbara CA

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Santa Barbara gets a lot of attention for its weather and beaches, but perhaps not enough is focused on its amazing wine scene. Wine is a major part of the city’s culture, from the vineyards and wineries to the tasting rooms and wine bars. There are many unique things to do in Santa Barbara CA and you can find the best selections of wine that you will find anywhere. If you are looking for a charming place to enjoy some amazing wines, you should check out some the best wine

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09/5/2017
Santa Barbara Activities

Top Rainy Day Things to Do in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is normally depicted as a beautiful coastal area with sunshine and sandy beaches, but believe it or not, every once in a while, rain clouds do appear here. These clouds force us to seek alternate plans from lounging on the beach. But much of what makes this area great is the multitude of other outdoor activities not requiring sunshine. Here are a few ideas for fun on those less than perfect beach days. Go to the Beach Even if it’s raining, you can still enjoy the beach. Grab

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09/5/2017
Events in Santa Barbara

Getting Ready for Fall – The 5 Best Things About Fall in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful destinations along the entire coast of California. As such, it receives countless visitors throughout the year, especially during the summer. But the great thing about Santa Barbara is there is not a single bad time of year to visit. As fall in Santa Barbara comes around, the city does not enjoy its highest tourism boom, but this is perhaps the best time of year to visit. Here are a few reasons why. The Weather You can always count on the weather in

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