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07/24/2019
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Your Santa Barbara Labor Day Weekend Vacation

Take advantage of the three-day Santa Barbara Labor Day Weekend. Santa Barbara is lovely in September, so what better time to come visit? While you’re here, you’ll want to make the most of the long weekend. Here are some ideas for attractions to hit each day for you Santa Barbara Labor Day Weekend. Saturday Plan to spend your first day of the Santa Barbara Labor Day Weekend at the beach, because you’ll be so excited to get to the water that you’ll just have to! Try Butterfly Beach for a

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07/11/2019
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Indoor Things to See in Santa Barbara

A Santa Barbara vacation isn’t complete without seeing attractions both outdoors and indoors. While the beaches may be calling you, there’s plenty of indoor things to see in Santa Barbara as well! Below are just a few of the places we think are worth checking out during your stay. Pasa Nuevo There are dozens of shops to explore here, so if you’re looking for a place to grab a few souvenirs, Pasa Nuevo is your place. Grab some Boba tea, stop for lunch at California Pasta, and grab a dessert

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07/11/2019
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Best Dessert in Santa Barbara to Beat the Summer Heat

Stop in for a Bite of the Best Dessert in Santa Barbara McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams is like a well-beloved local ice cream shop, conveniently located in downtown Santa Barbara. They have 22 deliciously different flavors to choose from, made with local ingredients. Even the waffle cones here are homemade, and their Santa Barbara Strawberry is the best you’ll ever have. Rori’s Artisanal Creamery is also a great choice if you want something cooling and classic like vanilla bean, milk chocolate ice cream, or root beer float. Or, you can

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06/27/2019
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Santa Barbara Attractions to Visit in the Summer

There’s no better way to enjoy summer to its fullest than by heading to Santa Barbara to soak up the sun, Pacific waves, and some Santa Barbara attractions. Whether you’re in the mood to hang out on the beach, sip on fine wine, or visit boutiques, Santa Barbara is the place to go. Check out these Santa Barbara attractions for the summer while you’re in town! Santa Barbara Attractions – Paddleboarding out of Santa Barbara Harbor The Paddle Sports Center is a great place to kick off your vacation in

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05/2/2019
Santa Barbara Attractions

Reasons to Enjoy Santa Barbara Holidays

Traveling during the holidays has become an American tradition. For many of us, the extra days off are a big reason, but we also like being able to get away from the responsibilities that encompass the big holidays, such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter! If you’re planning a holiday getaway in the upcoming future, Santa Barbara and our Paradise Retreats holiday escapes should be at the top of your list. From New Year’s to Christmas, our homes are the perfect place to celebrate Santa Barbara holidays! Santa Barbara Holidays –

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08/16/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Things to do in Santa Barbara in 48 Hours

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

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

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

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

Visit Santa Barbara!

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 Santa Barbara below. 7th Annual Winter Wine Classic Wine connoisseurs will certainly want to be in Santa Barbara during

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