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07/23/2018
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Visit Santa Barbara and Learn These 5 Things

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Chances are you already know the important things about Santa Barbara: the perfect weather, the incredibly scenic landscape, and the fun that can be had in our ocean village. But sometimes, it’s the little details that make the biggest impact. Knowing theseSanta Barbara facts, not just about our city, but about the people who make (or made) their lives here, gives Santa Barbara a human factor that makes it even more welcoming. We love this place we have chosen to live, work, and raise our children in, and we invite

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07/12/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

Top 5 Things to Do in Santa Barbara This Summer

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Summer in Santa Barbara is as close to perfect as any season can be. Mild temperatures, perpetually sunny days, and plenty of beaches to spend your days playing on make it the playground of California and the perfect place for you to spend this year’s vacation! In addition to the natural landscape that will take your breath away and an environment that encourages spending as much time outside as you possibly can, Santa Barbara is known for its rich cultural arts programs, exciting nightlife, and for these five things to

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07/9/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Best Santa Barbara Summer Activities for Group Travelers

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One of the best things about living in Santa Barbara is practically having summer temps year-round, and because those temps range between the high 60s and the high 70s, our visitors never have to worry about being too hot or too cold. Our weather is perfect, and when you’re planning a large group event—be it a family reunion, a college reunion, or a special destination wedding—Santa Barbara and our Paradise Retreats vacation escapes are where your thoughts should turn! And because you and your guests probably won’t want to stay

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06/27/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

4th of July Fireworks in Santa Barbara

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In our minds, there’s no better place to spend your 4th of July vacation than right here in paradise: Santa Barbara, California. While we weren’t the birthplace of America, with a rich history dating back to the 16th century, we came pretty close and we celebrate accordingly! With colorful displays choreographed to music lasting far longer than those of “lesser cities,” our fireworks shows will be the perfect addition to your Santa Barbara vacation. Here’s a list of shows to enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks in Santa Barbara! 2018 Independence

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06/15/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

Best Santa Barbara Farmers Markets

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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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06/1/2018
Santa Barbara Restaurants

The Best Pizza in Santa Barbara

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When you think about food in Santa Barbara, chances are your first thoughts involve seafood. Sitting at ocean’s edge as we do, it’s a valid point, but we have to tell you the restaurants in and around Santa Barbara are a smorgasbord of international and American delights. From good old-fashioned barbecue, to healthy and organic Mediterranean, to everyone’s favorite pizza, our ocean village offers a meal for every craving—and the food we tend to crave most often is pizza! And because we know that even the healthiest of eaters share

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05/18/2018
Events in Santa Barbara

Summer Festivals – Santa Barbara Things to do

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A visit to Santa Barbara in the summer will be a magical one filled with happy moments, exciting adventures, and opportunities to bask in the wonders of the California sun. There are no sunsets anywhere else on Earth as magical as ours. In addition to the standard sightseeing trips, beach days, and delicious meals that will be remembered for years to come, our summer festivals are designed to ensure that all visitors get to experience all of our favorite Santa Barbara things to do. If your summer travels are going

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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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05/7/2018
Santa Barbara Restaurants

Best Breakfast Restaurants in Santa Barbara

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One of our favorite things about any of the meals prepared in California is knowing that our chefs and cooks have learned to combine healthy with delicious. Bland, boring, and tasteless is not in their vocabulary, as is evidenced by the list of breakfast restaurants you will find below! Serving organic and locally sourced meals, these restaurants have made it their mission to keep us healthy while doing their best to keep the environment healthy as well, ensuring that the beauty of Santa Barbara (and our own trim waistlines!) stays

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05/3/2018
Santa Barbara Activities

5 Activities to Help You Stay Fit During Your Santa Barbara Vacation

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Vacations aren’t generally a time where we concern ourselves about fitness, but in a world that idolizes the fit and the fabulous, it never hurts to at least give it a try. Since your Santa Barbara vacation is already guaranteed to be life changing, this list of activities will be the perfect fit. Mixing sightseeing and exercise is easy when you have suggestions from your new friends here at Paradise Retreats! Beach Volleyball The volleyball courts at East Beach are so much fun, it won’t even seem like you are

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