Category Archives: Tourism

August for the Adventurous in Santa Barbara

Are you bored of spending so much of your vacation in restaurants? Tired of all the talk of local wineries and hiking trails? We love all those things — obviously — but sometimes you need to shake it up a little. We thought we’d round up some of the slightly more adventurous and unusual events coming up here […]

5 Reasons to Spend Summer in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is beautiful year-round, but there’s something about summer in Santa Barbara that we absolutely love. It’s the perfect time to visit us at Marina Beach Motel. The weather is gorgeous and there are endless things to do. Whether you’re a foodie, a hippy, or an outdoorsman, there’s something for everyone in Santa Barbara!

8 Fun Outdoor Activities in Santa Barbara

No one visits Santa Barbara to stay indoors all day. There are dozens of fun outdoor activities in Santa Barbara though, so it can be hard to decide how to spend your time while you’re here. That’s why we decided to list our favorite outdoor activities in Santa Barbara to help you out! Read below […]

The Best Bike Rides in Santa Barbara

Biking is a great way to tour Santa Barbara, allowing you to view all the local attractions while getting some exercise. It’s also one more way you can be an eco-tourist, meaning you’re conscientious about the environment you’re visiting. Better still, we at Marina Beach Motel offers free Beach Cruiser bike rentals to all of […]

The 8 Most Beautiful Places Near Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara and its surrounding cities have a lot to offer when it comes to activities, but what about beauty? Here are the 8 most beautiful places near Santa Barbara:

Romantic Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, and Santa Barbara is the perfect place to celebrate! If you haven’t made your Valentine’s Day plans, now is the time to lock it in. Book a stay at Marina Beach Motel and then consider some of these options for activities during your romantic […]

Why Everyone Loves Visiting a Santa Barbara Beach

Everyone loves spending time in Santa Barbara, regardless of what they do there. This city is always buzzing with activity! But arguably one of the biggest draws it has for tourists is its gorgeous beaches. Everyone loves visiting a Santa Barbara beach. 

How to Spend a Day in Santa Barbara

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While we love when guests of Marina Beach Motel stay for as long as possible, we understand when vacation time can be cut short. If you find yourself in this position with only a day or two to explore Santa Barbara, you’re going to need to check out the best spots. That’s why we created […]

How to Spend The Holidays In Santa Barbara

Despite it never snowing, and well, the weather never really getting cold, the holidays in Santa Barbara are still celebrated. Just because it doesn’t feel like winter doesn’t mean it shouldn’t look like winter. At Marina Beach Motel, we celebrate the holidays as if we were in the North Pole. There are plenty of activities and things […]

What Makes Us the Best Beach Motel

Throughout the years we’ve had plenty of people visit and a good amount of them return. At Marina Beach Motel, we feel like the returners know exactly why we’re the best beach motel. However, we figured for those people who haven’t had a chance to experience our motel, we’d give them some motivation. Here are […]