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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
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Top Local Brews to Try Out

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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 a couple of the local

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12/10/2017
Events in Santa Barbara

Most Festive Things to Do in Santa Barbara This Holiday Season

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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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10/26/2017
Santa Barbara Attractions

Top Haunted Tourist Spots in Santa Barbara County

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California has a long and sometimes tragic history that has made the state what it is today, and along the way, there are often spirits who just don’t seem to understand their time on Earth has ended. We spot them occasionally—roaming the beaches of Santa Barbara, hanging out in the auditorium of older schools, and even at the local Burger King. If you’re looking to add some extra excitement to your Santa Barbara Halloween vacation, our wonderful staff at Paradise Retreats has compiled this list of haunted tourist spots in

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10/23/2017
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Top Wine Bars in Santa Barbara

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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. The city is full of unique places offering 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 bars in the city listed below. Les

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09/5/2017
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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 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 Santa Barbara. It

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08/15/2017
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Top Spots to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara has established itself as one of the premiere vacation destinations in the country. Wonderful weather year-round, miles of beautiful beaches, and a unique culture are major factors in making this city an amazing place to visit. But what does a beautiful beach destination need in order to be the complete vacation package? The answer is unique and delicious sweet shops for when you need a break from the endless sunny days of the California coast! You can rest assured Santa Barbara has what you are looking for when

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08/15/2017
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5 Relaxing Activities to Do in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara is a wonderful vacation destination if you are looking to get away and relax. The area attracts millions of people a year that flock to this beach destination to relax and stick their feet in the sand. To help guide you in your journey of relaxation, we have put together the top five best relaxing activities for your next Santa Barbara vacation. East Beach East Beach is the best stretch to catch some rays without being mobbed by crowds. The shoreline may still fill up more on the

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