Featured Spot of the Week: Palace Grill

Every week here at Marina Beach Motel, we share a featured spot with our guests. The spots vary from tourist attractions to local treasures to delicious restaurants. This week, we’re featuring a very popular restaurant in the Santa Barbara area. Of all the things to do in Santa Barbara, dining in Santa Barbara is our […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Brophy Bros

Dining in Santa Barbara can be both exciting and overwhelming. Among all the things to do in Santa Barbara, choosing a place to eat is probably the most difficult. Not for lack of options, but for too many! This week we’re going to help you out with that, by presenting our featured spot of the […]

5 Fun Events in Santa Barbara This Summer

There are always things to do in Santa Barbara, but summer is one of the best times to visit because of all the events and festivals. It seems like there’s always a lot to celebrate during this time of year and we’d love for visitors to join in. So here are 5 fun events in […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Santa Barbara Museum of Art

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time to share our featured spot of the week with all of you! It’s our chance to showcase some great spots in Santa Barbara to help you figure out where to go when you stay with us at Marina Beach Motel. It also enables us to support local businesses, so […]

10 Things to Do in Santa Barbara This Summer

It’s finally summertime, and people are flocking to sunny Santa Barbara for their summer vacations. If you count yourself among those visitors, then this post is for you! Whether you’re visiting solo, with friends, or on a family vacation, there’s lots of fun stuff to keep you busy while you’re here. Here’s our list of […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Finch and Fork

Every week we share a featured attraction in Santa Barbara that we recommend visiting during your stay with us at Marina Beach Motel. Though you don’t necessarily have to visit all of our featured spots in order to get the best Santa Barbara experience, you should definitely visit a least a few! This week, we’re […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Lotusland

Welcome to our Wednesday tradition here at Marina Beach Motel, where we present to you our featured spot of the week. We feature everything from dining options to tourist attractions, giving you a working guide of things to do and see while you stay with us. This week, we’re featuring a unique Santa Barbara landmark: […]

Why Go to Live Oak Music Festival

Have you ever been to Live Oak Music Festival? If not, you’re about to discover what you’ve been missing out on! But don’t worry, there’s still time to get tickets for this year’s festival. And we promise you the lineup is well worth the price of tickets. Here’s why you should go to Live Oak […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Arigato Sushi

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our featured spot of the week here at Marina Beach Motel. We love sharing our favorite businesses and tourist spots with you because it gives us a chance to show our appreciation for our neighbors and to enhance our guests’ experience during their stay with us. This week […]

Street Painting Festival Returns to Santa Barbara

Madonnari are Italian street painters that can turn a blank pavement into colorful works of art. Every May, they come to Santa Barbara and allow us to see them in action, coating the Mission plaza with beautiful, gigantic images at this unique festival.