Santa Barbara sightseeing has so much to offer! This city is full of beauty and history, and these are some of the best ways to experience it. We’ve narrowed down the top 6 sightseeing experiences in Santa Barbara for your next trip. Experiences that aren’t the beach–because you already know that’s an important part of […]
When October rolls around, our affinity for the dark, the terrifying and the haunted surfaces. If you’re looking for a thrill or you’re itching for an event sure to send chills up your spine, we have a few ideas. Here are three haunted venues in the Santa Barbara area. Don’t embark alone!
The Old Mission Santa Barbara is iconic. Unless you’re a local, and maybe even then too, it might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of our city. It’s a beautiful part of our region’s history. Here’s what you might not know.
Biking is a great way to tour Santa Barbara, allowing you to view all the local attractions while getting some exercise. It’s also one more way you can be an eco-tourist, meaning you’re conscientious about the environment you’re visiting. Better still, we at Marina Beach Motel offers free Beach Cruiser bike rentals to all of […]
One of Santa Barbara’s most iconic landmarks, Mission Santa Barbara, is full of historical importance and cultural richness. We highly recommend you check out the site and tour around the grounds. Before you head over there, we’ve compiled some information about the mission for you to read. Here are a few facts about Mission Santa […]
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 […]
It’s no secret that people vacation in Santa Barbara for the weather, waves, and wineries. Most people don’t even think to take advantage of the area’s rich heritage. At the root of Santa Barbara history is the Santa Barbara Mission, located only three miles from Marina Beach Motel. Santa Barbara was established with the founding of this […]