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05/31/2019
Santa Barbara Activities

Santa Barbara Fourth of July 2019

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Sure, July 4th is fun all across the country, but no celebration is quite like a Santa Barbara Fourth of July. With festivities that range the gamut from music to dancing to good eats, you’ve got your choice of activities no matter your mood! Art Show Over 80 artisans have a spot in this long-running Old Mission Santa Barbara art show. Snack on some delicious Santa Barbara Fourth of July food while looking at some of the coolest pieces the area’s local artists have to offer you. This is a

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05/8/2019
Events in Santa Barbara

Planning the Perfect Santa Barbara Mother’s Day Getaway

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Santa Barbara is known as the “American Riviera,” and upon first glance, it is not hard to understand why this city of approximately 90,000 residents receives that sobriquet. With its balmy year-round climate, world-class museums, boutique shopping, five-star restaurants, and natural attractions, Santa Barbara is undoubtedly one of California’s coastal gems. Your mom is sure to feel the love when you plan a vacation getaway to enjoy a Santa Barbara Mothers Day! Let Someone Else Cook! When in town for a quick weekend getaway, mom has a wide selection in

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05/2/2019
Santa Barbara Attractions

Reasons to Enjoy Santa Barbara Holidays

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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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04/18/2019
Events in Santa Barbara

How to Plan the Perfect Easter in Santa Barbara

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As spring approaches, you may be feeling the need to plan your own grown-up version of Spring Break. Smaller crowds, more clothes, and earlier bedtime is more your style and we support you in your quest 100%! As a matter of fact, we think that to truly avoid the crowds that gather during the typical Spring Break getaways, your spring break should be an Easter Break! Taking place on April 21st this year, the wild crowds will be back in school and Santa Barbara will practically be your own personal

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08/23/2018
Santa Barbara Holidays

What to Do in Santa Barbara this Labor Day

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This Labor Day Weekend, why not take the family out for a weekend full of excitement in Santa Barbara, California? You will find a variety of amazing activities and events that are perfect for families of all ages. Keep reading if you want to know more about what to do in Santa Barbara this Labor Day. Explore Downtown Santa Barbara Your family will love seeing all of the unique restaurants, shops, and attractions found in downtown Santa Barbara. La Arcada Court features incredible name-brand stores you could spend hours inside.

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05/7/2018
Santa Barbara Holidays

How to Spend Memorial Day in Santa Barbara

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Time flies faster the older we get, and although it seems like it was just last week we were celebrating the winter holidays, Memorial Day is not that far away, making now the perfect time to plan your Santa Barbara Memorial Day getaway. Remembering the days of camping in a tent for the holiday? You and your family would swim in a pond, barbecue hot dogs on the grill, and end the night shooting off fireworks from your camp chairs by the fire. A Memorial Day vacation to Santa Barbara

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02/2/2018
Santa Barbara Holidays

Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

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If you were ever in doubt, a grand gesture on Valentine’s Day will always be appreciated by your own valentine, and a romantic trip to Santa Barbara for an extended weekend in one of our Paradise Retreats luxury vacation homes is just about as romantic as you can get! Sometimes getting away from the hustle and bustle of real life for a few days of peace and quiet can be just what the romance doctor ordered, and after you arrive, if you’re still unsure of what to do to make

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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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11/21/2017
Santa Barbara Holidays

Santa Barbara Thanksgiving

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Regardless of what time of year it is, you cannot go wrong with a visit to Santa Barbara, but this is especially true for the Thanksgiving holiday coming up. Not only can you enjoy all the things that visitors love about Santa Barbara, but many special events and a potent holiday spirit in the community as well. Regardless of your holiday traditions, you are sure to make Santa Barbara a part of future celebrations after just one visit. Below are some of the things that you will love about the

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10/13/2017
Events in Santa Barbara

Top Reasons to Enjoy a Santa Barbara Halloween

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There is no time of year in which you cannot enjoy the incredible beauty of Santa Barbara. But around Halloween, the city comes to life with opportunity after opportunity to have an amazing time. The best part is that there is something for everyone here. Whether you are looking to go to amazing parties, do something fun with kids, or anything in between, you will find a Santa Barbara Halloween that you won’t soon forget. Great Parties Santa Barbara is a fun-loving town with a strong college presence, so the

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