Welcome to the beautiful Marina Beach Motel in the heart of Santa Barbara! Located just 37 steps from the beach, our motel is the ideal place to anchor yourself as you explore the city. Our charming, comfortable rooms, delightful amenities, and a location amidst the vibrant life of the city make us the perfect choice for your July visit. To enhance your stay, we’ve rounded up some of the fantastic local events taking place this month that you won’t want to miss.
1. Santa Barbara County Fair (July 12 – 16)
One of the highlights of the Santa Barbara summer is undoubtedly the County Fair. Just a short drive from the motel, this event is a week-long extravaganatory of music, food, and family fun. With daily concerts, livestock shows, carnival rides, and much more, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget to try some delicious local cuisine from the numerous food stalls!
2. California Wine Festival (July 14 – 15)
If you’re a wine enthusiast, then you’re in for a treat. The California Wine Festival is one of the most popular wine events in the state. Here you can sample hundreds of California’s finest vintage wines, delicious gourmet foods, and lively music set in the stunning coastal surroundings. Make sure to book your tickets early.
3. Santa Barbara French Festival (July 15 – 16)
Experience a slice of France in Santa Barbara at the largest French festival in the western United States. Enjoy French cuisine, music, dance, and the famous Poodle Parade. The festival provides a perfect blend of the sophisticated and the playful that makes it an unmissable event.
4. Old Spanish Days Fiesta (July 30 – August 6)
Step back in time with the Old Spanish Days Fiesta, a week-long celebration of Santa Barbara’s rich heritage and traditions. Enjoy traditional Spanish music, flamenco dancing, historical tours, and authentic food. It’s an immersive cultural experience right at your doorstep.
5. Lotusland Celebrates: An Evening in the Garden (Date TBD)
Every July, Lotusland, a 37-acre estate and botanical garden, hosts a glamorous fundraising event featuring live music, dancing, and gourmet dining. Surrounded by rare plants from around the world, you’ll enjoy a night like no other. Check their website for this year’s event date.
6. Marina Beach Morning Yoga (Every Tuesday and Thursday)
Don’t forget to join our complimentary morning yoga sessions. They’re held on the beach every Tuesday and Thursday. What better way to start your day than with a calming yoga session with the Pacific Ocean as your backdrop?
In addition to these fantastic events, Santa Barbara in July is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy everything from hiking and biking to kayaking and surfing. Whether you want to explore the beautiful Channel Islands National Park, shop at local farmers markets, or just relax on the stunning beaches, the possibilities are endless.
At Marina Beach Motel, we’re dedicated to making your stay in Santa Barbara as enjoyable as possible. We’re more than happy to provide additional information and assistance in planning your activities. With the perfect blend of comfort, convenience, and culture, there’s no better place to experience all that Santa Barbara has to offer. Book your room today, and let the summer adventures begin!