A secret garden, private tours, incredible beauty. Find all this and more at Lotusland in Santa Barbara! This is a great place to spend part of your day and will give you a greater appreciation of Santa Barbara’s natural beauty.
Every once in a while, we plan a holiday getaway. It’s a welcomed retreat from the typical chaos and offers us a chance to simply relax. So, gather with the ones you love and indulge in a Thanksgiving feast from Santa Barbara’s finest establishments!
If you have a young family in tow then the likelihood of relaxing on the beach is slim. Luckily, this local Santa Barbara destination affords visitors with a variety of options be it in or out of the water. Our personal favorite pastime? Building sandcastles, of course! If you build it, they will come. This […]
Preparing for a little one is overwhelming. You’re bogged down by a checklist a mile long and, often, emotions a mile wide. You have nine months – maybe, less – but take just a few days to thank your soul and your body for the hard work it’s, no doubt, putting in. Grant yourself one […]
Who doesn’t love going to the movies? Regardless of age, it’s a timeless activity that the entire family can enjoy. But at Marina Beach Motel we know better than anyone that you want to be outside – I mean, come on, you’re in Santa Barbara! So, we’re directing our guests toward the thrill of an […]
While we all want to enjoy the fun activities in Santa Barbara, we know these things can be expensive. Many of our guests at Marina Beach Motel ask us about free or inexpensive things to do in town — so we put together a little family-friendly list of options that’ll be easy on your budget. Spend […]
As one of the waterfront motels in Santa Barbara CA, you could say that we know what’s up. As Santa Barbara is a large city, there’s no want for things to do! But sometimes you just want to spend your entire getaway at the beach (or as close as possible). So we’re here to help you […]
The competition is fiercely cold for the best ice cream in Santa Barbara. You can’t just get in the game, pal. Your ice cream has to be delicious, you’ve got to be unique, and it has to take a pretty picture. Enter: McConnell’s Fine Ice Creams, scooping up the best in the business since 1949.