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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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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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