Tag Archives: tourism

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 […]

10 Things to Do in Santa Barbara This Summer

It’s finally summertime, and people are flocking to sunny Santa Barbara for their summer vacations. If you count yourself among those visitors, then this post is for you! Whether you’re visiting solo, with friends, or on a family vacation, there’s lots of fun stuff to keep you busy while you’re here. Here’s our list of […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Lotusland

Welcome to our Wednesday tradition here at Marina Beach Motel, where we present to you our featured spot of the week. We feature everything from dining options to tourist attractions, giving you a working guide of things to do and see while you stay with us. This week, we’re featuring a unique Santa Barbara landmark: […]

Why Go to Live Oak Music Festival

Have you ever been to Live Oak Music Festival? If not, you’re about to discover what you’ve been missing out on! But don’t worry, there’s still time to get tickets for this year’s festival. And we promise you the lineup is well worth the price of tickets. Here’s why you should go to Live Oak […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Arigato Sushi

It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for our featured spot of the week here at Marina Beach Motel. We love sharing our favorite businesses and tourist spots with you because it gives us a chance to show our appreciation for our neighbors and to enhance our guests’ experience during their stay with us. This week […]

Street Painting Festival Returns to Santa Barbara

Madonnari are Italian street painters that can turn a blank pavement into colorful works of art. Every May, they come to Santa Barbara and allow us to see them in action, coating the Mission plaza with beautiful, gigantic images at this unique festival.

Blues Cruise BBQ: A Fun Event for the Whole Family

Every May, Downtown Santa Barbara hosts the Blues Cruise BBQ, a fun family event that happens in tandem with the State Street Nationals Car Show that same weekend. It’s going to be an exciting weekend in Santa Barbara, taking place May 16-17th this year. Here’s what you have to look forward to!

Why You Need a Beach Vacation

If you’re reading this, we bet you already know you need a beach vacation. But just in case you’re in any doubt, we’ve got you covered! Beach vacations are not only fun, they’re actively good for you. And if you’re staying at Marina Beach Motel in Santa Barbara, we can guarantee it’ll be a stay […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Old Mission Santa Barbara

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 […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Stearns Wharf

stearns wharf

Every Wednesday we share our featured spot of the week with you in order to highlight all that Santa Barbara has to offer and to give you a guide for where to go while you’re here. This week, we’re featuring a place that is an obvious must-see for everyone who visits Santa Barbara: Stearns Wharf. It’s […]