Welcome to Marina Beach Motel, your home away from home in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara. As a favorite destination for travelers since 1976, we have had the pleasure of helping countless guests create unforgettable memories while exploring the diverse array of activities Santa Barbara has to offer. With June just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to plan your stay with us and indulge in these top 10 Santa Barbara activities.
1. Bike Riding
Get ready to explore Santa Barbara on two wheels! As a guest at Marina Beach Motel, you’ll enjoy complimentary bike rentals, which can be used for leisurely rides along the beach or as a fun way to get around town. The Santa Barbara Visitor Center offers self-guided bike tours, and there are plenty of trails waiting for you to discover.
Experience the breathtaking Pacific Ocean from the seat of your own kayak or canoe. Paddle rentals are a popular way to take in the stunning coastline, get some exercise, and enjoy the fresh ocean air.
3. Exploring History
Immerse yourself in the rich history of Santa Barbara and Southern California. From the Native American heritage to the Franciscan Catholic monks, there’s plenty to learn. Don’t miss the Santa Barbara Mission, one of the oldest still-functioning structures in the western United States.
4. Beach Bumming
Sometimes, the best vacation involves doing nothing at all. Enjoy Santa Barbara’s gorgeous weather and stunning beaches by spending a day lounging on the sand, reading a book, or soaking up the sun.
5. Wine Tasting
Santa Barbara County is home to numerous vineyards and wineries, offering tastings, tours, and trails for wine enthusiasts. With so many options, you could spend your entire vacation sampling local wines without ever tasting the same one twice.
Experience the iconic surf culture of Southern California in Santa Barbara, known worldwide as a top surfing destination.
7. Festival Going
As a melting pot of cultures, Santa Barbara hosts a variety of cultural festivals throughout the year. In June, you can look forward to events like the Maddonari Italian Street Painting Festival and the French Festival.
With a picturesque backdrop of the ocean to the west and mountains to the east, Santa Barbara County offers a variety of scenic day hikes suitable for all skill levels.
If you’re a golf enthusiast, Santa Barbara has you covered with five driving ranges and six public golf courses. Here, you’ll have ample opportunity to practice your swing and improve your game.
Downtown Santa Barbara is a shopper’s paradise, featuring a mix of local boutiques and well-known chains. Treat yourself to some retail therapy during your stay.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a loyal guest returning with your family, Marina Beach Motel is excited to welcome you and help you make the most of your Santa Barbara experience. Book your stay with us in June and create memories that will last a lifetime with these top 10 Santa Barbara activities.