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6 Things to Bring to Santa Barbara

As you plan your vacation, you’re probably worrying about what things to bring to Santa Barbara with you. Though we’re sure you’ve got the basics like socks and underwear covered, we’d like to help you by listing some things you may not have thought to bring. So here’s our list of 7 things to bring […]

The Santa Barbara Film Festival: An Exciting Place For Students

The upcoming Santa Barbara International Film Festival is always an incredible experience, particularly for aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers. One of our favorite aspects of the Santa Barbara International Film Festival is how welcoming it is to students. They are the filmmakers of the future, after all. The SBIFF has some student programs in particular that stood […]

Things to Do in Santa Barbara

There’s a lot to do in Santa Barbara if you know where to find it–and we do! From sightseeing to hiking, we’ve got you covered. Here’s Marina Beach Motel’s list of things to do in Santa Barbara.

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 […]

Rediscovering the Diversity of Santa Barbara Island

Tucked beneath layers of buckwheat, chickory, and coreopsis blossoms, Santa Barbara Island appears to bob atop the ocean swells, a dot of land amidst a sea of blue. Although it is the smallest of the California Channel Islands, measuring only 639 acres, it boasts a stunning collection of diverse wildlife and a rich, cultural history. […]