Our Favorite Spring Santa Barbara Activities

Spring has sprung and there’s plenty to do in Santa Barbara! During your next trip, try some of our favorite spring Santa Barbara activities and enjoy all there is to do in our beautiful city. Check out our list to make your next trip a success.


Surfing is always a good idea. And did you know that Santa Barbara has ideal conditions that makes it one of the best places in the world to surf? Here, expert surfers can catch waves and beginners can try out the board. You can see what our favorite places to surf are here.


Hiking is one of those activities that we love year-round. But sometimes the summer can be hot, and hiking in the spring means you get to enjoy beautiful scenery alongside beautiful weather. Santa Barbara is home to many different hiking trails, from beginner to expert. You can see some of our favorite trails here.

Beach time

If you’re visiting Santa Barbara, we can’t let you leave without visiting the beach! We’re lucky to have plenty of beautiful beaches here and spending your time on the sand by the shore is a recipe for a perfect day. And in addition to beautiful beach days, you can find beautiful beach spots to watch the sunrise or sunset. As a bonus, Marina Beach Motel is only half a block from one of our favorite beaches! So you don’t have to go far to get your beach fix.


One of our favorite spring Santa Barbara activities is one of our favorite year-round activities: eating! Santa Barbara is a food haven—from fresh, local seafood to exciting new dishes created by world-renown chefs, Santa Barbara has it all! While you’re here, definitely make time to try lots of new foods, or revisit some of your favorites. But one thing is for sure: you won’t be going home hungry!

Which spring Santa Barbara activities are your favorite?

Whatever makes your visit to Santa Barbara special, seek it out and enjoy it this spring! Stay at Marina Beach Motel and be close to all of our favorite spring Santa Barbara activities. We also offer great amenities, such as free bike rentals to guests and complimentary breakfast, fresh each morning. You can make a reservation here.

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