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The 8 Most Beautiful Places Near Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara and its surrounding cities have a lot to offer when it comes to activities, but what about beauty? Here are the 8 most beautiful places near Santa Barbara:

5 Fun Events in Santa Barbara This Summer

There are always things to do in Santa Barbara, but summer is one of the best times to visit because of all the events and festivals. It seems like there’s always a lot to celebrate during this time of year and we’d love for visitors to join in. So here are 5 fun events in […]

Free Things To Do in Santa Barbara

As much fun as it is to go on vacation, it can be expensive, especially in a place like California. That’s why Marina Beach Motel offers such affordable rates to our valued guests and why we put together this list of free things to do and places to go during your stay in Santa Barbara.

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 […]

The Old Mission and Santa Barbara History

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.