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Top 5 Movie Locations in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara has many things to offer: beautiful beach views, exquisite dining, wine tasting, history, and so much more. It also is home to several popular filming locations for Hollywood movies. Take a tour through Santa Barbara’s silver screen history, and next time you’re in town you’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto set!

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Donate to Help California Wildfire Victims

Recently, swaths of Southern California have been engulfed in flames. Homes have been destroyed, leaving residents displaced. But the Golden State is determined to remain strong. If you’re interested in contributing to the cause and helping California wildfire victims, here is a list of organizations looking for donations and volunteers!

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How to Honor Our Veterans

In the United States freedom is fundamental. But how often do we truly take pause and acknowledge the brave men and women who help to preserve our liberty? This Sunday is Veterans Day, and its high time we stop and pay our respects. Here’s how you can honor veterans and give back to a community […]

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Halloween in Santa Barbara

The joy of Halloween is practically tangible. From jack-o-lanterns to haunted houses, the evening promises a series of thrills and chills. Wondering where can you join in on the spooktacular festivities? In Santa Barbara, the excitement takes place downtown.

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How to Workout in the Sand

If you like to take your workouts outdoors, The Golden State provides a welcomed retreat from Fall’s cooler temperatures. Fortunately, some of the most beneficial exercises can be done amidst the sun and the sand. Here are our recommendations!

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Haunted Locations Around Santa Barbara

When October rolls around, our affinity for the dark, the terrifying and the haunted surfaces. If you’re looking for a thrill or you’re itching for an event sure to send chills up your spine, we have a few ideas. Here are three haunted venues in the Santa Barbara area. Don’t embark alone!

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Where to Bike in Santa Barbara

We’re happy to offer guests with the convenience of a complimentary bicycle. Not only is this amenity a favorite, it’s a wonderful way to explore the Santa Barbara scenery. But when you give a visitor a bike…they’re going to want some direction. So, let’s get rolling!

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All Things Pumpkin Spice Around Santa Barbara

It’s true Californians are spared the frigid temperatures come Fall, but we assure you we get a taste of October. Don’t believe us? Then how do you explain our profound affinity for all things pumpkin spice? Below are a few of our local hot spots. We encourage you to tickle your taste buds with these […]

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Have Fun At the Lemon Festival in Goleta

This weekend, life is going to give you lemons. Well, it will if you’re staying in Santa Barbara. Why? Because September 29th and 30th marks the 27th Annual California Lemon Festival in Goleta. That’s only 15 minutes away from Marina Beach Motel!

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