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10/16/2018
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Upcoming Santa Barbara Attractions You Must Not Miss

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Even if you have never been to Santa Barbara, you still probably know all about the wonderful things there are to do here in paradise. From hiking trails to surfing the swells to fine art, fine dining, and community theater, our oceanside town is an exciting and vibrant place to visit. And as if that weren’t enough, when you combine the standard activities with some of the following special events, your California vacation promises to be one that you will never forget. Here’s a list of some of our favorite

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09/20/2018
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How to Celebrate Santa Barbara Halloween

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Whether you are looking for some incredible nature to explore or you want to find fun events and festivals, Santa Barbara is a great place to visit. The community here always makes for an interesting one to visit, especially as Halloween approaches. Endless costume parties, trick or treating opportunities, and celebrations dot this calendar, so there are plenty of fun things to do for this Santa Barbara Halloween. Visit the Pumpkin Patch this Santa Barbara Halloween Lane Farms Pumpkin Patch is the most charming pumpkin patch in the area. It

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09/14/2018
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Awesome Santa Barbara Rainy Day Activities

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California—and Santa Barbara in particular—is known for incredible weather year-round. However, like other cities on the west coast, Santa Barbara can still receive the occasional rain shower that might reduce your time outdoors for the day. When that happens, do not let it ruin your day; instead, find some fun activities to do indoors in the city! Here are some awesome Santa Barbara rainy day activities to enjoy: Find the Museums Santa Barbara is a city rich with history that can easily be explored in one of the many museums

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09/6/2018
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5 Best Healthy Santa Barbara California Restaurants

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As veterans of many annual vacations over the years, we all tend to expect that we will return home with some unwanted baggage, most of which will show in our waistlines! A week or more of fast food, rich food, and extra desserts will show in the tightness of our clothing, and upon returning, we resign ourselves to a few more weeks of dieting and deprivation. But what if this vacation could be different? Californians are passionate about healthy living, and when you eat at these five healthy Santa Barbara

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08/29/2018
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What to See and Do in Santa Barbara this Fall

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It’s no secret that we love our town, and when you’re thinking of taking a fall vacation, we sincerely hope you choose Santa Barbara as the location (and of course, Paradise Retreats for your vacation accommodations!). In our minds, there is no better place on earth to celebrate the end of summer and beginning of cool days, cooler nights, and the taste of pumpkin spice everything! And to help you, our treasured guests, to enjoy your Santa Barbara vacation to the fullest, we are about to share five secrets that

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08/23/2018
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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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08/16/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Things to do in Santa Barbara in 48 Hours

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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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08/7/2018
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Great Places to Eat in Santa Barbara

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The Santa Barbara area is one that is filled with freshly grown local produce, and a number of our amazing local culinary artists have used this to their advantage to create some truly incredible dishes and eats. The next time you’re in the Santa Barbara area, here are three great places to eat in Santa Barbara you need to make sure to check out for yourself: Cold Spring Tavern From the moment you cross the threshold into the Cold Spring Tavern, you’ll immediately be taken aback to a time of frontiersman

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08/1/2018
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The Best Santa Barbara Attractions for your Day Trip

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When visiting Santa Barbara, it’s possible that you may want to take a little tour of the towns, cities, and villages that make our region so wonderful, and we can’t blame you wanting to go on day trips from Santa Barbara! Many of us here at Paradise Retreats have lived here our entire lives and still wake up every day wondering how we got so lucky to live in such a beautiful place, and the towns nearby just add a sprinkle of awesome to our story. And just because you

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07/31/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

The Best Things to do in Santa Barbara to Keep Cool

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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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