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Featured Spot of the Week: Toma Restaurant & Bar

We at Marina Beach Motel love our local Santa Barbara businesses. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate them on a weekly basis! Every Wednesday we will write a blog post about one of our local spots and why they’re so important to us and the community. This week, our place of choice is Toma Restaurant […]

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The Santa Barbara Orchid Show: A One-of-A-Kind Event

If you’re looking for something fun and unique to do during your stay with us, we suggest visiting the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. It may seem a little off-beat, but that’s exactly where it gets its charm!

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5 Health Benefits of Spending Time in Nature

Sometimes on vacation it can be tempting to spend your whole trip visiting stores and museums or even just sleeping in your comfortable bed at Marina Beach Motel. But did you know that spending time in nature is actively good for you? It’s true! If you’re still not convinced, here are 5 health benefits of […]

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Our Favorite Santa Barbara Hiking Trails

Santa Barbara is known for being bike friendly, but did you know it’s home to a number of hiking trails? Hikers of all levels enjoy trekking through Santa Barbara to see the incredible views and gorgeous greenery. Of course, it’s hard to go wrong when choosing which trail to hike on, but we at Marina […]

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5 Things to Look Forward to at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

As the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) approaches, everyone’s anticipation is growing. From the incredible opportunities they offer students to worldwide premieres, there’s a lot to get excited about for the 31st annual film festival. If we had to pick though, we’d list these 5 events as the most exciting.

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The Santa Barbara Film Festival: An Exciting Place For Students

The upcoming Santa Barbara International Film Festival is always an incredible experience, particularly for aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers. One of our favorite aspects of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is how welcoming it is to students. They are the filmmakers of the future, after all. The SBIFF has some student programs in particular that stood […]

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5 Ways Vacation is Good for You

Did you know that going on vacation is good for you? Taking a vacation has benefits for everything from health to productivity. So if you’re on the fence about cashing in your vacation days or storing them up for another year, we recommend taking that vacation. Here are 5 ways that going on vacation is good for […]

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Kid Friendly Activities in Santa Barbara

Sometimes it can be hard to find fun things to do for the whole family, but not in Santa Barbara! There’s plenty to do out here, no matter what your age is. So make your family vacation a memorable one with these fun, kid-friendly Santa Barbara activities. Santa Barbara Zoo Kids’ tickets to the Santa […]

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Things to Do in Santa Barbara

  There’s a lot to do in Santa Barbara if you know where to find it–and we do! From sightseeing to hiking, we’ve got you covered. Here’s Marina Beach Motel’s list of things to do in Santa Barbara.  

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The Best Beaches in Santa Barbara

People come to Santa Barbara for a number of reasons, from the tourist attractions to the beautiful weather. But one thing every Santa Barbara visitor has in common is a desire to go to the beach. And with miles of beautiful white sandy beaches looking out on the sparkling azure ocean, it can be hard […]

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