Valentine’s Day in Santa Barbara

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 her feel special, just remember to check back to this page which you ingeniously bookmarked on your laptop in advance! We’ll give you the ideas; you can take the credit!

Breakfast in Bed is So Last Millennium

Anyone can throw a couple of pieces in a toaster and squeeze some orange juice into a glass to be spilled—we mean, to be eaten in bed—but soaring high in the sky in a colorful balloon with champagne is the true meaning of a grand gesture. Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures offer a Santa Barbara Champagne Morning Flight that will make you the hero of Valentine’s Day!

Cupcakes on the Beach

Chocolates are wonderful, but a petite gateau from Chooket says I love you with a little more emphasis! Swing by their shop in Santa Barbara before heading to East Beach and pick up a box of deliciousness meant to be shared as you sit on a blanket in the sand watching the waves crash against the beach.

Antique Store Romance Scavenger Hunt

Stroll the aisles of the Antique Center Mall searching for special items that mean something only to the two of you: an antique map that pinpoints the place you had your first date, an antique toy train that depicts the cross-country train trip you took for your honeymoon, or simply a newspaper printed on the day your sweetheart was born. Obviously, every scavenger hunt will be different for every family, but the time it takes to set it up will show how much you care.

Dinner at the Wine Cask Restaurant

Located at 813 Anacapa Street, the Wine Cask offers California cuisine with an extensive wine list from the interior of a historic 19th century structure. A romantic dinner for two in its classic courtyard will never be forgotten.

Sometimes Doing Nothing at All Makes the Biggest Impression

Quiet conversations on the deck of your Paradise Retreats vacation escape, romance movie binge-a-thons as you cuddle on the plush sofa, or walks along the beach you can see from your vacation home window as the sun sets over the ocean: these small gestures can be the grandest ones of all. Reserve yours today!