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5 Tips for Buying Santa Barbara Wine

Buying Santa Barbara wine can be a difficult task with so many incredible options to choose from. This region is known for its delicious and varied wines, so it’s tough to know where to start. From prices to brands to flavors, you’re going to want to make an informed choice. That’s why we put together […]

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Featured Spot of the Week: The Lark

Every Wednesday, we unveil our featured spot of the week to highlight local businesses and attractions here in Santa Barbara. This is to offer our support to our neighbors as well as provide tourism recommendations for our guests. This week we’re featuring a unique, well-loved Santa Barbara restaurant called The Lark.

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How to Plan Your Trip to Santa Barbara

Planning a vacation can be daunting, especially if you’re visiting a place as exciting and fun as Santa Barbara. But never fear! We’ll help you come up with a checklist and get you ready for a life-changing vacation with us. Here’s our list of things to prioritize when planning your trip to Santa Barbara.

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Featured Spot of the Week: Los Agaves

Every Wednesday, Marina Beach Motel unveils its featured spot of the week. We do this to highlight the many wonderful local businesses in Santa Barbara and to help our guests decide on where to go and what to see during their stay with us. This week we’re featuring an excellent restaurant and local favorite: Lose […]

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6 Things to Bring to Santa Barbara

As you plan your vacation, you’re probably worrying about what things to bring to Santa Barbara with you. Though we’re sure you’ve got the basics like socks and underwear covered, we’d like to help you by listing some things you may not have thought to bring. So here’s our list of 7 things to bring […]

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Featured Spot of the Week: Eladio’s

It’s time to reveal this week’s featured spot and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We love Santa Barbara’s local businesses and always encourage our guests to check them out. Our latest recommendation is one of our all-time favorite restaurants: Eladio’s.

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7 Cool Uses for Seaweed

Seaweed is so much more than its unfortunate name suggests. It’s used in a number of daily products, from food to beauty products to medicine. So before you pick out the seaweed on your plate or scoff at people who use it in their beauty regimens, read about these 7 cool uses for seaweed. You may […]

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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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