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03/29/2017
Santa Barbara Activities

5 Santa Barbara Kid Friendly Things to Do

Beautiful weather, gorgeous beaches, and a relaxed atmosphere are all hallmarks of the city of Santa Barbara. There is also a rich history here, dating back to the first Spanish missions that helped settle the area and transform it into the populous area it is today. When planning a family vacation here, there are seemingly endless activities to do! Here are our top five favorite Santa Barbara kid-friendly things to...

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03/8/2017
Santa Barbara Activities

4 Places for a California Picnic in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is known for its parks and beaches. Take a day to have a California picnic at some of our favorite spots which we’ve listed for you below. You won’t be disappointed! Mission Historical Park and Rose Garden Mission Historical Park and Rose Garden is the kind of leisurely location where you can have a picnic at any time of day. Come in the early afternoon and lay out...

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02/24/2017
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Top Things to Do in Downtown Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara isn’t just another California town—it’s got a personality all its own, and Downtown Santa Barbara is the best place to experience it firsthand! Even if you have no car and no money, a day in Downtown Santa Barbara is a day well spent. The unbeatable climate of the American Riviera will make you happy to be outdoors and moving around, and the architecture, galleries, and parks alone will...

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01/27/2017
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Five Reasons to take a Montecito Vacation

Beaches, beautiful weather, and homes suitable for the rich and famous: Montecito is an unincorporated part of Santa Barbara that’s best known for being Santa Barbara’s neighbor—but there’s more to it than that! Montecito is its own place, and during a short stay there you’ll realize its individual flair is just as attractive as anywhere in California. Here are five points about taking a Montecito vacation that really stand out....

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01/23/2017
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Santa Barbara Wedding Destinations

Planning a destination wedding? Santa Barbara provides some of the most romantic backdrops and venues to make the trip well worth it. From historic sites, vineyards and more, take a look at the venues below and see why when it comes to your dream wedding, a Santa Barbara wedding is the way to go. Firestone Valley Firestone Valley offers a scenic background vineyard for you and your loved one to...

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01/16/2017
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Romantic Santa Barbara Vacations

Romantic Santa Barbara Vacations—Why You Should Choose Santa Barbara for your Romantic Vacation If you’ve read anything about Santa Barbara, you can imagine its potential as a romantic retreat. With a welcoming atmosphere in the California Riviera and a fantastic climate, it’s the perfect backdrop to some truly romantic Santa Barbara activities! Sparkling Beaches Bring People Together There is plenty to love about the beach, and it’s all better when...

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01/9/2017
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Make a Resolution During New Years in Santa Barbara!

Looking for a new year’s resolution that will pay off? Plan a vacation to Santa Barbara and book your stay with Paradise Retreats! Santa Barbara has endless activities to do and sights to see. Here are five reasons why enjoying New Year’s in Santa Barbara is a resolution you could give yourself. Beaches The beaches of Santa Barbara offer a variety of atmospheres for vacationers. Want to experience it all?...

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12/27/2016
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Towns Near Santa Barbara to Visit on your Vacation

Santa Barbara is the most popular town in the Santa Ynez Valley, but it’s not the only one! While you’re on vacation in Santa Barbara, take a day trip to some towns near Santa Barbara—the region has plenty to offer for a day out! Montecito Montecito is practically adjacent to Santa Barbara’s eastern side, but it still has a charm all its own. We recommend nature-lovers in particular to take...

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12/16/2016
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Santa Barbara Dining and Relaxing by the Water

Santa Barbara boasts some of the best seafood restaurants and waterfront views a vacation could ask for. Stop by at any of these restaurants for a seafood culinary Santa Barbara dining experience or simply to enjoy a drink by the water. Santa Barbara Shellfish Company – 230 Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara,CA 93101 Santa Barbara Shellfish Company began as a place to buy and sell fish. Today, the waterfront restaurant serves...

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12/9/2016
Santa Barbara Restaurants

The Best Coffee Shops in Santa Barbara

Everyone loves the beach. The sand, the weather, and the environment all go great on your vacation. But no matter where our vacation takes us, the one thing that stays constant is our unstoppable craving for a morning cup of coffee. Santa Barbara is the perfect place to enjoy both the crisp warm weather and a great cup of coffee. We have put a list together of the best coffee...

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