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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 […]

6 Things to Do in Santa Barbara this Spring

There’s no denying that Santa Barbara is beautiful in springtime. It’s arguably the best time of year to visit, with all of the spring flowers popping up and the many activities to do. Speaking of activities, there’s never a boring moment in Santa Barbara this time of year. But it can be hard to decide […]

6 Things to Bring to Santa Barbara

As you plan your vacation, you’re probably worrying about what things to bring to Santa Barbara with you. Though we’re sure you’ve got the basics like socks and underwear covered, we’d like to help you by listing some things you may not have thought to bring. So here’s our list of 7 things to bring […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Eladio’s

It’s time to reveal this week’s featured spot and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We love Santa Barbara’s local businesses and always encourage our guests to check them out. Our latest recommendation is one of our all-time favorite restaurants: Eladio’s.

7 Cool Uses for Seaweed

Seaweed is so much more than its unfortunate name suggests. It’s used in a number of daily products, from food to beauty products to medicine. So before you pick out the seaweed on your plate or scoff at people who use it in their beauty regimens, read about these 7 cool uses for seaweed. You may […]

5 Things to Look Forward to at the Santa Barbara Film Festival

As the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (SBIFF) approaches, everyone’s anticipation is growing. From the incredible opportunities they offer students to worldwide premieres, there’s a lot to get excited about for the 31st annual film festival. If we had to pick though, we’d list these 5 events as the most exciting.

Kid Friendly Activities in Santa Barbara

Sometimes it can be hard to find fun things to do for the whole family, but not in Santa Barbara! There’s plenty to do out here, no matter what your age is. So make your family vacation a memorable one with these fun, kid-friendly Santa Barbara activities. Santa Barbara Zoo Kids’ tickets to the Santa […]

Things to Do in Santa Barbara

There’s a lot to do in Santa Barbara if you know where to find it–and we do! From sightseeing to hiking, we’ve got you covered. Here’s Marina Beach Motel’s list of things to do in Santa Barbara.

The Best Beaches in Santa Barbara

People come to Santa Barbara for a number of reasons, from the tourist attractions to the beautiful weather. But one thing every Santa Barbara visitor has in common is a desire to go to the beach. And with miles of beautiful white sandy beaches looking out on the sparkling azure ocean, it can be hard […]

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.