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 Course […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Interesting Facts About the Old Mission of Santa Barbara

The Old Mission Santa Barbara is iconic. Unless you’re a local, and maybe even then too, it might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of our city. It’s a beautiful part of our region’s history. Here’s what you might not know.

Top 5 Things to Do During Your Spring Break in Santa Barbara

March 20 is the first day of spring this year, and we couldn’t be more excited for the next few months in Santa Barbara! Spring Break isn’t just for the college kids. We enjoy access to the beach and venues along Cabrillo Blvd Santa Barbara — and all the fun activities the area has to […]

Why You Need to Stay near the Beach When in Santa Barbara

Don’t book a room somewhere beyond walking distance of the ocean. You’ll want to be near the beach during your visit. And not just because you’re working on your tan. Here’s why.

The Best Ice Cream of Santa Barbara? McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams

The competition is fiercely cold for the best ice cream in Santa Barbara. You can’t just get in the game, pal. Your ice cream has to be delicious, you’ve got to be unique, and it has to take a pretty picture. Enter: McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, scooping up the best in the business since 1949.