Tag Archives: vineyard

15 Fun Facts About Wine

At Marina Beach Motel, we’re big fans of Santa Barbara wine–and it’s not just because it’s locally made. There’s something about sipping a sweet rose during a sunny Santa Barbara summer that makes us proud to live here. But enough about us. We decided to share our love of this historic beverage by offering you […]

Santa Barbara Winery of the Week: Alma Rosa Winery and Vineyards

Located less than an hour away in from Marina Beach Motel, this Santa Barbara winery offers an incredible way to spend a day. We’re talking about Alma Rose Winery and Vineyard, of course. This winery is taking the Santa Barbara wine scene by a storm. Founded by wine entrepreneurs Richard and Thekla Sanford, this Santa Barbara […]

How to Plan Your Trip to Santa Barbara

Planning a vacation can be daunting, especially if you’re visiting a place as exciting and fun as Santa Barbara. But never fear! We’ll help you come up with a checklist and get you ready for a life-changing vacation with us. Here’s our list of things to prioritize when planning your trip to Santa Barbara.

Featured Spot of the Week: Toma Restaurant & Bar

We at Marina Beach Motel love our local Santa Barbara businesses. That’s why we’ve decided to celebrate them on a weekly basis! Every Wednesday we will write a blog post about one of our local spots and why they’re so important to us and the community. This week, our place of choice is Toma Restaurant […]

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 Most Popular Santa Barbara Wineries of 2015

Santa Barbara has countless excellent wineries and vineyards to choose from, but in 2015 some stood out from the rest in regards to quality as well as service, offering an overall enjoyable wine tasting experience. Here’s Marina Beach Motel’s list of the most popular Santa Barbara wineries of 2015.

6 Ways to Get in the Holiday Spirit

Santa Barbara may not be the typical Christmas setting you envision when thinking about the holidays, but it’s full of holiday cheer. We know how to celebrate and get into the holiday spirit better than anyone since we don’t have the traditional snowy backdrop associated with the holidays. Here are 6 ways to get in […]

Santa Barbara County is Wine Tasting Country

Santa Barbara County is home to literally dozens of vineyards and hundreds of wineries. When you stay with us at Marina Beach Motel, you have your pick of places that specialize in white wines, red wines, sparkling wines, dessert wines, wines the likes of which you’ve never even heard; many of our guests return to […]