Category Archives: Tourism

Featured Spot of the Week: Sandpiper Golf Club

Situated right next the to beautiful Southern California Coastline, Sandpiper Golf Club offers golfers a Pebble Beach-like experience at an incredibly lower cost. With views of the Santa Ynez mountains in the backdrop of each golf shot and a sea breeze filtering through each hole, there’s no place quite like this course. Not only does this […]

Best Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara in Fall

The reasons to visit Santa Barbara in fall are endless, but we’ll give you a few of our favorites. At Marina Beach Motel, we feel like there is never a bad time to visit Santa Barbara. With the beach just steps away and non-stop activities, Santa Barbara is a slice of paradise.

Featured Spot of the Week: Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Founded in 1926, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden has been a must-see attraction since its inception. The founders’ goal of the garden was to “unite the aesthetic, educational, and scientific.” This blend has created a truly unique landmark that offers cultural richness to a city that is filled with incredible history.

Facts About Mission Santa Barbara

One of Santa Barbara’s most iconic landmarks, Mission Santa Barbara, is full of historical importance and cultural richness. We highly recommend you check out the site and tour around the grounds. Before you head over there, we’ve compiled some information about the mission for you to read.

Best Santa Barbara Beachfront Restaurants

If you’re making the journey to Santa Barbara, you might as well soak in the beachfront restaurants. With plenty of spots to choose from, here are a few that truly deliver on mesmerizing views and delectable food.

Concerts in the Park Offer Summer Fun

There’s a lot of things to do in Santa Barbara in the summer, which is one of the reasons so many people stay with us at Marina Beach Motel time of year. One of our favorite summer activities though is the Concerts in the Park series offered to Santa Barbara locals and tourists alike. Listening to […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Cabrillo Bike Path

It’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time for Marina Beach Motel’s featured spot of the week. We share a new attraction or business every week to give our guests some ideas of how they want to explore Santa Barbara and make the most of their stay with us. This week we’re featuring a great place […]

Top 5 Things to Do On a Santa Barbara Beach

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that you can’t stay at Marina Beach Motel without visiting a Santa Barbara beach. It’s one of the top things to do in Santa Barbara since there are so many beautiful beaches here. And even though there’s a wealth of things to do here, we love going to the beach […]