Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara

Not everyone feels the need to stay home and clean, shop, cook, then clean again at Thanksgiving. Some of our favorite people choose to get away to Santa Barbara for a holiday they can really be thankful for. Over the years, many of our Paradise Retreats guests have discovered the joys of a peaceful and quiet Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara. Is the year you learn you learn new reasons to be grateful, too?

All the Trimmings, None of the Work

Isn’t it funny how much more tasteful a meal can be when someone else prepares it AND cleans up after? Many restaurants in Santa Barbara stay open on Thanksgiving, allowing you to have the traditional turkey feast without any of the work that accompanies it. Places like the Harbor House or Holdren’s Steaks and Seafood, famous for (you guessed it) their steak and seafood meals, will create a special Thanksgiving menu if you feel the need for a change. For those who still feel the need to prepare their own meal, many local grocery stores will offer entire premade dinners that only need to be heated up and enjoyed!

Black Friday Shopping, Beach Photos, and Pumpkin Smashing

For the hours leading up to your feast, and for the next couple of days after, your family will be thrilled and entertained as they partake in the following activities. The Santa Barbara Zoo gives live pumpkins to many of their animals, and the smashing that ensues is always a thrill to watch. Take a walk on the beach, stopping to pose against the rocky cliffs for your annual Christmas card photo, or just walking until you win the battle against the tryptophan overdose from your Thanksgiving meal. Black Friday shopping is a popular tradition, and just because you are out of town for the holidays, it doesn’t mean you have to forego the experience; many of our shops and shopping malls are open and offering Black Friday deals! Paseo Nuevo Mall is one of our favorite places to shop till we drop on this most prolific shopping day of the year.

Paradise Found

Stylish and luxurious, our Paradise Retreats vacation escapes offer that extra something that will make the most magical memories. Light, bright, and filled with luxury amenities, you may find it difficult to leave at the end of your stay! Reserve yours today and celebrate this Thanksgiving in Santa Barbara with style, grace, and much to be thankful about.