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Street Painting Festival Returns to Santa Barbara

Madonnari are Italian street painters that can turn a blank pavement into colorful works of art. Every May, they come to Santa Barbara and allow us to see them in action, coating the Mission plaza with beautiful, gigantic images at this unique festival.

Featured Spot of the Week: Santa Barbara Zoo

It’s that time again! Every Wednesday, we at Marina Beach Motel present you with a featured spot of the week. We do this to show appreciation for neighboring businesses and attractions, as well as to give our guests a list of highlights for things to see and do in the Santa Barbara. This week, we’re […]

Blues Cruise BBQ: A Fun Event for the Whole Family

Every May, Downtown Santa Barbara hosts the Blues Cruise BBQ, a fun family event that happens in tandem with the State Street Nationals Car Show that same weekend. It’s going to be an exciting weekend in Santa Barbara, taking place May 16-17th this year. Here’s what you have to look forward to!

Featured Spot of the Week: Barbareno

It’s Wednesday again, which means it’s time to share our featured spot of the week! We do this every Wednesday to give our guests a kind of guide for what to do and see while they’re here. It also gives us a chance to show some love to our neighbors here in Santa Barbara. This […]

Why You Need a Beach Vacation

If you’re reading this, we bet you already know you need a beach vacation. But just in case you’re in any doubt, we’ve got you covered! Beach vacations are not only fun, they’re actively good for you. And if you’re staying at Marina Beach Motel in Santa Barbara, we can guarantee it’ll be a stay […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Old Mission Santa Barbara

Every Wednesday here at Marina Beach Motel, we share a featured spot of the week with our guests. From restaurants to just cool places to see, we’ve got you covered. It’s our little way of sharing our appreciation of Santa Barbara with our valued guests. This week we’re featuring a spot that is a significant […]

Celebrate the Planet at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival

Saving the planet is no easy task, so every year we celebrate how far we’ve come and simultaneously try to find new solutions at the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival. It’s a two day weekend event, taking place in every April, to bring together sustainable practices and share innovative ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.

Featured Spot of the Week: Bouchon

Every week we feature a local spot in Santa Barbara that we love. We do this to share our appreciation with our guests and give them some ideas for places to go during their stay with us. This week we’re featuring a trendy, upscale restaurant called Bouchon.

Featured Spot of the Week: Stearns Wharf

stearns wharf

Every Wednesday we share our featured spot of the week with you in order to highlight all that Santa Barbara has to offer and to give you a guide for where to go while you’re here. This week, we’re featuring a place that is an obvious must-see for everyone who visits Santa Barbara: Stearns Wharf. It’s […]

6 Reasons to Surf in Santa Barbara

There are many reasons to visit Santa Barbara, but one of its biggest attractions its surfing scene. Surfers from all over the world flock to our corner of California to hit the waves and connect with one another. In fact, Santa Barbara is arguably one of the best destinations to surf. Don’t believe us? Here […]