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6 Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit

Santa Barbara may not be the typical Christmas setting you envision when thinking about the holidays, but it’s full of holiday cheer. We know how to celebrate and get into the holiday spirit better than anyone since we don’t have the traditional snowy backdrop associated with the holidays. Here are 6 ways to get in […]

8 Reasons to Stay at Marina Beach Motel

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Marina Beach Motel is a favorite place to stay in Santa Barbara for a number of reasons. From our friendly staff to our affordability, we are a Santa Barbara treasure. As if you needed any more, here are our top 8 reasons for why you should stay with us at Marina Beach Motel during your […]

Dog Friendly Places in Santa Barbara

If you’re traveling with your dog, it can be difficult to find things to do and places to go, but we’re here to help! Marina Beach Motel is pet friendly with affordable rates to make your vacation (and your pet’s) stress-free! We even put together this list of dog friendly places in Santa Barbara in […]

Stearns Wharf: The Unlucky Landlubber

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Santa Barbara, Stearns Wharf serves as a habitat for both humans and animals alike. Harbor seals glide underneath the protective cover of the water’s surface while humans trot along above, weaving their way through the small shops and locally sourced restaurants. Built in 1872, this Santa Barbara […]

8 Santa Barbara Events You Can’t Miss

1. Santa Barbara International Film Festival Santa Barbara International Film Festival (or SBIFF) is an educational, non-profit arts organization that features 200+ of the best international and independent films of the year. Stretched over a lengthy 11 days in late January/early February, SBIFF transforms Santa Barbara into a sea of film-lovers and curious travelers for […]