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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 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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11/21/2017
Santa Barbara Holidays

Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara

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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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10/26/2017
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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10/13/2017
Events in Santa Barbara

Top Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara for 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 Halloween that you won’t soon forget in Santa Barbara. Great Parties Santa Barbara is a fun-loving town with a strong college presence, so

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09/19/2017
Events in Santa Barbara

5 Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara on Columbus Day Weekend

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You can never go wrong with a weekend trip to Santa Barbara. The beaches always tend to be beautiful and the weather is always comfortable. However, many people think of this city as a summer destination. While that is true, it actually serves as one of the best vacation spots in the fall as well. This makes it the perfect place to plan your Columbus Day weekend trip this year. Here are a few reasons it will be a perfect place to spend this three-day weekend. Unbeatable Weather Santa Barbara

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11/4/2016
Events in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara for the Holidays

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Yep, it’s happened again. Somehow, when you weren’t looking, the calendar flipped a few pages forward and now the holidays are nearly here again! The really wonderful thing, however, is this year you have planned ahead and have already booked your Paradise Retreats vacation home. Christmas is going to be a destination holiday this year, and you are relieved and excited to get out of the normal chores that totally exhaust you, while you sit back, relax, and regain that holiday spirit that has been missing over the last few

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