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Building the Perfect Sandcastle

If you have a young family in tow then the likelihood of relaxing on the beach is slim. Luckily, this local Santa Barbara destination affords visitors with a variety of options be it in or out of the water. Our personal favorite pastime? Building sandcastles, of course!

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Explore Marine Life at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Sea Center

It’s hard not to be taken by the sea; being in Santa Barbara, we’re constantly admiring the shore and the ocean’s vast waters. We encourage our visitors to explore the coast as well, even providing complimentary bikes to help you navigate with ease. But when you have a small sea lover, a child captivated by […]

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Where to Get Your Coffee in Santa Barbara

From sun up to sun down, we want you to immerse yourself in all that Santa Barbara has to offer. So, to make sure you’re taking in all the sights with eyes wide open, we’ve listed a few of our favorite coffee shops!

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The Benefits of our Complimentary Bikes

Nestled beside our patio, not far from the inviting front porch swing, is a guest favorite. It’s an amenity that exhilarates newcomers and enthuses our regulars. It can power a vivacious spirit or soothe a weary mind. It navigates with ease and parks without stress. It allows you to explore by cement or by sand. […]

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Your Babymoon in Santa Barbara

Preparing for a little one is overwhelming. You’re bogged down by a checklist a mile long and, often, emotions a mile wide. You have nine months – maybe, less – but take just a few days to thank your soul and your body for the hard work it’s, no doubt, putting in. Grant yourself one […]

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Enjoying Outdoor Movies in Santa Barbara

Who doesn’t love going to the movies? Regardless of age, it’s a timeless activity that the entire family can enjoy. But at Marina Beach Motel we know better than anyone that you want to be outside – I mean, come on, you’re in Santa Barbara! So, we’re directing our guests toward the thrill of an […]

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Three Golf Courses to Visit During Your Stay in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has no shortage of attractions, but certain days just call for an afternoon on the greens. That being said, here are just a few of our favorite golf courses.   River Course at the Alisal  It may not be right around the corner, but it does have 4-Star rating from Golf Digest. River […]

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Free Summer Activities in Santa Barbara

While we all want to enjoy the fun activities in Santa Barbara, we know these things can be expensive. Many of our guests at Marina Beach Motel ask us about free or inexpensive things to do in town — so we put together a little family-friendly list of options that’ll be easy on your budget.

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The Official Santa Barbara Taco Tour

With hundreds of restaurants offering tacos in Santa Barbara and the greater County lines, it’s safe to say that we’d better set some parameters here. Think of this blog post as a one-stop shop for eating the best of the best during your weekend visit. Bring cash, don’t be afraid to splurge on jarritos, and […]

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Waterfront Activities in Santa Barbara

As one of the waterfront motels in Santa Barbara CA, you could say that we know what’s up. As Santa Barbara is a large city, there’s no want for things to do! But sometimes you just want to spend your entire getaway at the beach (or as close as possible). So we’re here to help you […]

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