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Take a Ride on the Lil’ Toot Water Taxi

The Lil’ Toot Water Taxi is a Santa Barbara icon! The tugboat is named for its distinctive whistle, and is such a fun way to explore the Santa Barbara Harbor. When you take a trip on Lil’ Toot, you’ll experience the Santa Barbara Harbor in a new way!

Why You Should Visit Santa Barbara in the Winter

Santa Barbara is gorgeous year-round, but many people only think of it as a summer destination. But if you don’t visit Santa Barbara in the winter, you’re missing out! We believe Santa Barbara is a year-round destination with plenty to offer in every season, so we’ve compiled some of our top reasons why you should […]

5 Reasons to Spend Summer in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is beautiful year-round, but there’s something about summer in Santa Barbara that we absolutely love. It’s the perfect time to visit us at Marina Beach Motel. The weather is gorgeous and there are endless things to do. Whether you’re a foodie, a hippy, or an outdoorsman, there’s something for everyone in Santa Barbara!

8 Fun Outdoor Activities in Santa Barbara

No one visits Santa Barbara to stay indoors all day. There are dozens of fun outdoor activities in Santa Barbara though, so it can be hard to decide how to spend your time while you’re here. That’s why we decided to list our favorite outdoor activities in Santa Barbara to help you out! Read below […]

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:

How to Spend a Day in Santa Barbara

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While we love when guests of Marina Beach Motel stay for as long as possible, we understand when vacation time can be cut short. If you find yourself in this position with only a day or two to explore Santa Barbara, you’re going to need to check out the best spots. That’s why we created […]

Best Reasons to Visit Santa Barbara in Fall

The reasons to visit Santa Barbara in fall are endless, but we’ll give you a few of our favorites. At Marina Beach Motel, we feel like there is never a bad time to visit Santa Barbara. With the beach just steps away and non-stop activities, Santa Barbara is a slice of paradise.

Featured Spot of the Week: Sandbar

It’s our favorite day of the week here at Marina Beach Motel–Wednesday! We love it because it’s the day we showcase our featured spot of the week. We share a local business or attraction to give you an idea of what to do during your next stay with us and we do it to support […]

Featured Spot of the Week: State Street

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our featured spot of the week here at Marina Beach Motel. Every Wednesday, we share a business or attraction in Santa Barbara to help our guests decide what to do and where to go during their stay with us. This week, we’re  featuring an integral part of downtown […]

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 […]