Tag Archives: wine

Wine Tasting at the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail

Santa Barbara has many wineries…so deciding where to visit can be tough. Now, with the Santa Barbara Urban Wine Trail, you don’t have to decide!

Fall Is Here! We’ve Got Your Festival Itinerary.

Our Santa Barbara fall transition is underway! We’ve got some ideas on how to get outside instead of just holing up on the couch until May. You won’t even need a bathing suit.

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.

Wine Not Doing It for You? We Visit a Couple Bars in Santa Barbara

Everyone and their mother knows that California does wine incredibly well. But you can only go wine-tasting, order that pinot with dinner, and visit vineyards so many times. Nothing can replace the classic bar. Whether it’s a cocktail or a pint that you’re looking for, let’s get into some of the bars Santa Barbara has for you.

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 […]

Sip on Wine at the CA Wine Festival

There are always fun things to do in Santa Barbara, but one of our absolute favorites is wine tasting at Santa Barbara wineries. That’s why we’re so excited about the upcoming 13th annual California Wine Festival, happening July 14-16, right here in Santa Barbara! It will showcase wine from Santa Barbara wineries, among others, and […]

Featured Spot of the Week: Bouchon

Every week we feature a local spot in Santa Barbara that we love. We do this to share our appreciation with our guests and give them some ideas for places to go during their stay with us. This week we’re featuring a trendy, upscale restaurant called Bouchon.

Tips for Tasting Santa Barbara Wine

Tips for tasting Santa Barbara wine can be a handy tool to have in your back pocket during your stay at Marina Beach Motel. Wine tasting is a daunting task for beginners, mostly because you don’t know what to look for or how to voice your preferences. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Below are […]

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 […]