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The Best Bike Rides in Santa Barbara

Biking is a great way to tour Santa Barbara, allowing you to view all the local attractions while getting some exercise. It’s also one more way you can be an eco-tourist, meaning you’re conscientious about the environment you’re visiting. Better still, we at Marina Beach Motel offers free Beach Cruiser bike rentals to all of […]

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The 8 Most Beautiful Places Near Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara and its surrounding cities have a lot to offer when it comes to activities, but what about beauty? Here are the 8 most beautiful places near Santa Barbara:

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15 Fun Facts About Wine

At Marina Beach Motel, we’re big fans of Santa Barbara wine–and it’s not just because it’s locally made. There’s something about sipping a sweet rose during a sunny Santa Barbara summer that makes us proud to live here. But enough about us. We decided to share our love of this historic beverage by offering you […]

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Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Santa Barbara is the perfect place to celebrate! If you haven’t made your Valentine’s Day plans, now is the time to lock it in. Book a stay at Marina Beach Motel and then consider some of these options for activities during your romantic […]

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Why Everyone Loves Visiting a Santa Barbara Beach

Everyone loves spending time in Santa Barbara, regardless of what they do there. This city is always buzzing with activity! But arguably one of the biggest draws it has for tourists is its gorgeous beaches. Everyone loves visiting a Santa Barbara beach. 

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Featured Santa Barbara Restaurant: Jane

When deciding where to send guests for a great Santa Barbara restaurant experience, it’s hard for us to choose. With some many great places to eat, we never want to exclude a restaurant or steer someone in the wrong direction. We always try to ask our guests what type of food they’re looking for in […]

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How to Spend a Day in Santa Barbara

While we love when guests of Marina Beach Motel stay for as long as possible, we understand when vacation time can be cut short. If you find yourself in this position with only a day or two to explore Santa Barbara, you’re going to need to check out the best spots. That’s why we created […]

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Featured Santa Barbara Restaurant: The Nook

You wouldn’t even notice this Santa Barbara restaurant was hiding such good food inside if you happened to pass by. Located inside a blue shipping container, The Nook is the perfect spot to indulge in a perfectly cooked burger to locally caught crab cakes. With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, it […]

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How to Spend The Holidays In Santa Barbara

Despite it never snowing, and well, the weather never really getting cold, the holidays in Santa Barbara are still celebrated. Just because it doesn’t feel like winter doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look like winter. At Marina Beach Motel, we celebrate the holidays as if we were in the North Pole. There are plenty of activities and things […]

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Late Night Restaurants in Santa Barbara

Whether it’s a burger, burrito, or heck, even sushi, we want you to have a good idea of where to grub when the late night munchies kick in. At Marina Beach Motel, we understand that feeling, so that’s why we compiled a list of the best late night restaurants in Santa Barbara.

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