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.

Hit The Beach

Santa Barbara is home to a number of gorgeous beaches, drawing countless tourists annually. What better way to start your Santa Barbara getaway than by soaking up the sun on a Santa Barbara beach? If you need some ideas for which beach to visit first, check out our list of the best beaches in Santa Barbara.

Check Out Stearns Wharf

Stearns Wharf has been a tourist and local favorite for many years. People love the Sea Center, the boutiques, the activities, and of course, the restaurants. These fun activities alone would be enough to draw you to Stearns Wharf, but there’s more. Stearns Wharf is home to a beautiful view of the ocean that will take your breath away. You won’t want to miss it!

See The Old Mission Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Mission is a historic landmark because of its age and its beauty, as well as the history associated with its creation. The Old Mission Santa Barbara is inseparable from Santa Barbara history, but it is also known for its architectural prowess. It is a beautiful building, inside and out, so we recommend getting a guided tour in order to really appreciate it.

Go On A Bike Ride

Marina Beach Motel provides its guests with free bike rentals so they can tour the city with ease. Our adorable Beach Cruisers will take you all over Santa Barbara for free! Plus, you’ll feel better knowing that you’re not negatively impacting the environment like you would if you took a car.

Take A Hike

Speaking of free transportation with a low impact on the environment, your own two legs are the perfect option! Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places in the world and is often best enjoyed on foot. With countless hiking trails that take you to endless overlooks and scenic vistas, going on a hike in Santa Barbara is very necessary.

Visit a Winery

Santa Barbara is known as wine country, so you can’t possibly leave without making a visit to at least one of our famous wineries. With the perfect climate for growing grapes, great wine is inevitable. But if you’re having trouble deciding which winery to visit first, take a look at our list of the most popular wineries in 2015.

Try A New Restaurant

One of the best ways to explore a new city is by trying its food. There are hundreds of restaurants to choose from in Santa Barbara, which can be both exciting and daunting. If you’re looking for a little help on how to decide, look over our list of the top 5 restaurants in Santa Barbara.

Go On A Shopping Spree

As if you needed any encouragement, we think you should definitely check out the many shopping options in Santa Barbara. Whether you’re looking for quaint local boutiques or brand name stores, we have it all. Just make sure to budget yourself or you’ll spend all your money before you know it!

There are lots of things to do in Santa Barbara, but no matter what you do, you’ll be sure to enjoy it. With our great weather and friendly people, there’s not much to dislike. Speaking of friendly – if you’re looking for a comfortable Santa Barbara motel to stay in with excellent customer service, come to Marina Beach Motel. We’ll be glad to have you!

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