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Featured Spot of the Week: Opal Restaurant and Bar

Santa Barbara has a wealth of places to go and things to do. So many, in fact, that it can be hard to decide where to start! That’s why every Wednesday here at Marina Beach Motel, we choose a featured spot of the week to share with our guests. This will help give you a […]

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Featured Spot of the Week: Old Mission Santa Barbara

Every Wednesday here at Marina Beach Motel, we share a featured spot of the week with our guests. From restaurants to just cool places to see, we’ve got you covered. It’s our little way of sharing our appreciation of Santa Barbara with our valued guests. This week we’re featuring a spot that is a significant […]

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Celebrate the Planet at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

Saving the planet is no easy task, so every year we celebrate how far we’ve come and simultaneously try to find new solutions at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. It’s a two day weekend event, taking place in every April, to bring together sustainable practices and share innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

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Featured Spot of the Week: Bouchon

Every week we feature a local spot in Santa Barbara that we love. We do this to share our appreciation with our guests and give them some ideas for places to go during their stay with us. This week we’re featuring a trendy, upscale restaurant called Bouchon.

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Tips for Tasting Santa Barbara Wine

Tips for tasting Santa Barbara wine can be a handy tool to have in your back pocket during your stay at Marina Beach Motel. Wine tasting is a daunting task for beginners, mostly because you don’t know what to look for or how to voice your preferences. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below are […]

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Featured Spot of the Week: Stearns Wharf

Every Wednesday we share our featured spot of the week with you in order to highlight all that Santa Barbara has to offer and to give you a guide for where to go while you’re here. This week, we’re featuring a place that is an obvious must-see for everyone who visits Santa Barbara: Stearns Wharf. It’s […]

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6 Reasons to Surf in Santa Barbara

There are many reasons to visit Santa Barbara, but one of its biggest attractions its surfing scene. Surfers from all over the world flock to our corner of California to hit the waves and connect with one another. In fact, Santa Barbara is arguably one of the best destinations to surf. Don’t believe us? Here […]

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Featured Spot of the Week: Santa Barbara Shellfish Company

On Wednesdays at Marina Beach Motel, we pick a local business or attraction as our featured spot of the week. We do this to support our neighbors and to provide our guests with a guide for where to go during their stay in Santa Barbara. This week we’re featuring a local favorite and a must-try […]

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6 Things to Do in Santa Barbara this Spring

There’s no denying that Santa Barbara is beautiful in springtime. It’s arguably the best time of year to visit, with all of the spring flowers popping up and the many activities to do. Speaking of activities, there’s never a boring moment in Santa Barbara this time of year. But it can be hard to decide […]

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Featured Spot of the Week: Renaud’s Patisserie and Bistro

Every Wednesday we share our featured spot of the week. This is to promote local businesses and provide our guests with a travel guide in Santa Barbara. It’s just our little way of saying “thank you” to both our neighbors and our patrons. This week we’re featuring a French patisserie and bistro called Renaud’s.

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