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Dog Friendly Places in Santa Barbara

If you’re traveling with your dog, it can be difficult to find things to do and places to go, but we’re here to help! Marina Beach Motel is pet friendly with affordable rates to make your vacation (and your pet’s) stress-free! We even put together this list of dog friendly places in Santa Barbara in […]

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Top 5 Santa Barbara Restaurants

Santa Barbara has countless excellent dining options for our guests at Marina Beach Motel, but how do you decide which ones to visit during your stay with us? We can help with that! See below for our list of the top 5 restaurants in Santa Barbara:

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The Most Romantic Places in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is bathed in beauty. The cool, ocean breeze tempers the warm, sunswept vineyards, effortlessly crafting the romance of the American Riviera. With over 100 miles of pristine water sparkling in a stream of endless sunlight, Santa Barbara provides the ideal backdrop for a romantic escape. Whether you’re planning a proposal or enamored with […]

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The Stranger Side of Santa Barbara

Tourist attractions have always been… well, touristy. Although walking down the pier in the sun and cramming a hot dog in your mouth can be entertaining, there’s a stranger side of Santa Barbara that is frequently neglected by most of our visitors. At Marina Beach Motel, we believe that the city of Santa Barbara is […]

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Sipping on Santa Barbara County Wines

Every year, thousands of people flock to Santa Barbara County to taste some of the area’s most prized vintages. Although there are a variety of conflicting opinions on the reason that Santa Barbara County is able to produce such robust, delicious wines, there is one thing that is agreed upon: Santa Barbara County is the […]

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Rediscovering the Diversity of Santa Barbara Island

Tucked beneath layers of buckwheat, chickory, and coreopsis blossoms, Santa Barbara Island appears to bob atop the ocean swells, a dot of land amidst a sea of blue. Although it is the smallest of the California Channel Islands, measuring only 639 acres, it boasts a stunning collection of diverse wildlife and a rich, cultural history. […]

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Stearns Wharf: The Unlucky Landlubber

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf serves as a habitat for both humans and animals alike. Harbor seals glide underneath the protective cover of the water’s surface while humans trot along above, weaving their way through the small shops and locally sourced restaurants. Built in 1872, this Santa Barbara […]

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3 Health Benefits of Salt Water

If you’re looking for a place to stay in Santa Barbara with a relaxed environment and scenic views, look no further! The Marina Beach Motel is located steps away from the salt waters of the Santa Barbara Beach. Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or some family fun, the local beach is a staple attraction […]

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It’s Easy Being Green: Santa Barbara Ecotourism

Santa Barbara is a pretty large city, but we wouldn’t say it’s urban. We at Marina Beach Motel love the way Santa Barbara balances city resources and natural ecology. In fact, Santa Barbara is one of the nation’s top destinations for ecotourism… which probably just sounds like we’re throwing around buzzwords. Sure, ecotourism has gained […]

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The Old Mission and Santa Barbara History

It’s no secret that people vacation in Santa Barbara for the weather, waves, and wineries. Most people don’t even think to take advantage of the area’s rich heritage. At the root of Santa Barbara history is the Santa Barbara Mission, located only three miles from Marina Beach Motel.

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