Tag Archives: tourism

Santa Barbara Bulletin: Upcoming Events & the Latest News

Summer’s end doesn’t mean the fun‘s over. This is Santa Barbara, after all. From the symphony to some exciting fall festivals, we’re ready for the good news of October!

Things to Do in Santa Barbara This September

September is a very happening month for Santa Barbara! We’re closing out peak produce season, the weather is beautiful, and tourists are slowing their roll — our calendars are full of exciting, unusual events.

2 Santa Barbara Artists You Need to Know About

Planning a trip can be so stressful. Let’s take it easy, okay? Let’s see some art, or at least think about it. Ponder it a little. You know you could also always just get dinner and drinks, if you don’t have it in you to hit up the galleries tonight.

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!

The Best Bike Rides in Santa Barbara

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 […]

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:

Featured Spot of the Week: Sandpiper Golf Club

Situated right next the to beautiful Southern California Coastline, Sandpiper Golf Club offers golfers a Pebble Beach-like experience at an incredibly lower cost. With views of the Santa Ynez mountains in the backdrop of each golf shot and a sea breeze filtering through each hole, there’s no place quite like this course. Not only does this […]

Facts About Mission Santa Barbara

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.

Concerts in the Park Offer Summer Fun

There’s a lot of things to do in Santa Barbara in the summer, which is one of the reasons so many people stay with us at Marina Beach Motel time of year. One of our favorite summer activities though is the Concerts in the Park series offered to Santa Barbara locals and tourists alike. Listening to […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Lucky Penny

It’s time for our featured spot of the week again here at Marina Beach Motel! We do this every week to share some of our favorite Santa Barbara restaurants and attractions with our guests. It helps them figure out things to do in Santa Barbara, plus it gives us a chance to support our neighboring […]