Category Archives: Wine

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:

15 Fun Facts About Wine

At Marina Beach Motel, we’re big fans of Santa Barbara wine–and it’s not just because it’s locally made. There’s something about sipping a sweet rose during a sunny Santa Barbara summer that makes us proud to live here. But enough about us. We decided to share our love of this historic beverage by offering you […]

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 […]

Santa Barbara Winery of the Week: Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards

Located less than an hour away in from Marina Beach Motel, this Santa Barbara winery offers an incredible way to spend a day. We’re talking about Alma Rose Winery and Vineyard, of course. This winery is taking the Santa Barbara wine scene by a storm. Founded by wine entrepreneurs Richard and Thekla Sanford, this Santa Barbara […]

Tips for Tasting Santa Barbara Wine

Tips for tasting Santa Barbara wine can be a handy tool to have in your back pocket during your stay at Marina Beach Motel. Wine tasting is a daunting task for beginners, mostly because you don’t know what to look for or how to voice your preferences. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below are […]

5 Tips for Buying Santa Barbara Wine

Buying Santa Barbara wine can be a difficult task with so many incredible options to choose from. This region is known for its delicious and varied wines, so it’s tough to know where to start. From prices to brands to flavors, you’re going to want to make an informed choice. That’s why we put together […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Eladio’s

It’s time to reveal this week’s featured spot and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We love Santa Barbara’s local businesses and always encourage our guests to check them out. Our latest recommendation is one of our all-time favorite restaurants: Eladio’s.

Featured Spot of the Week: Toma Restaurant & Bar

We at Marina Beach Motel love our local Santa Barbara businesses. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate them on a weekly basis! Every Wednesday we will write a blog post about one of our local spots and why they’re so important to us and the community. This week, our place of choice is Toma Restaurant […]

The Most Popular Santa Barbara Wineries of 2015

Santa Barbara has countless excellent wineries and vineyards to choose from, but in 2015 some stood out from the rest in regards to quality as well as service, offering an overall enjoyable wine tasting experience. Here’s Marina Beach Motel’s list of the most popular Santa Barbara wineries of 2015.

The Most Romantic Places in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is bathed in beauty. The cool, ocean breeze tempers the warm, sunswept vineyards, effortlessly crafting the romance of the American Riviera. With over 100 miles of pristine water sparkling in a stream of endless sunlight, Santa Barbara provides the ideal backdrop for a romantic escape. Whether you’re planning a proposal or enamored with […]