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Hello! You look like you could use a vacation. We could, too.

Which is why we’re inviting you to join us in Santa Barbara, California this November 1st & 2nd for our first ever weekend-long Murderino gathering that we’ve dubbed MY FAVORITE WEEKEND! Each day will be packed with everything from exclusive merch gifts, to an opening cocktail reception where you can mingle with fellow Murderinos, to special guest appearances from some of our Exactly Right friends like Jensen & Holes from The Murder Squad, and Steven & Sara from The Purrrcast, and of course, MFM LIVE SHOWS! Plus a whole lot of other fun surprises we can’t tell you about yet. It’ll be a great time, trust us. You can choose to stay for two nights, three nights, or really milk those sick days you’ve been saving up at work and stay for four nights at one of our partnering hotels. We’ll provide all of the transportation between the hotels and event venues (for those not staying within a short walking distance), so don’t even sweat that. Oh, and did we mention it’s in Santa Barbara? That’s right. Sunny, warm, obnoxiously perfect Santa Barbara, CA. So come hang out with us! Because, why not? You deserve it!

— Karen & Georgia

Stay out of the forest and and get a hotel package

Choose your experience:



The Venue & Location

The Arlington Theatre
1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Our host venue, the historic Arlington Theatre, was built in 1931 and is the largest performing arts venue in Santa Barbara, California. The Arlington was designed in the Mission Revival during a period when Santa Barbara was being rebuilt following a powerful earthquake in 1925. The theatre’s atmospheric interior is elaborately decorated, with faux-Spanish villas and a ceiling filled with twinkling stars. We look forward to welcoming you to the Arlington in November!


Santa Barbara

Situated on a south-facing section of California’s famed coastline, Santa Barbara lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara’s climate is often described as Mediterranean, and the city has been promoted as the “American Riviera”. In addition to being a popular tourist and resort destination, the city also has its fair share of local true crime lore, making it the perfect destination for our inaugural weekend together in California. Want to learn more about the beautiful city of Santa Barbara? Visit


Food & Beverages

California’s Santa Barbara County owes its success with cool climate wines (notable Chardonnay, Syrah and Pinot Noir) to a geological oddity: coastal valleys that run east-west and serve as superhighways for chilly ocean air. Here, you’ll find some of the best wineries on the West Coast as well as a burgeoning culinary scene that guarantees something for everyone. Have a look at our suggested restaurants & wineries list for recommendations during your MFW trip.


Retail & Wellness Activities

In addition to on-site fitness centers and beach access at a majority of our hand-selected hotels, there are a number of wellness activities, including: spa services, massages, salons, hydrotherapy and more. If you’re looking for retail therapy, the historic State Street Plaza in downtown Santa Barbara is one of America’s most pedestrian-friendly spaces, with shop-lined streets featuring specialty storefronts to national brands, and regional gallery favorites to indie boutiques.


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Q: Is My Favorite Weekend accessible to those with disabilities?
A: Yes! If you would like to inquire about ADA access and seating during the event please reach out to us at or 888.510.3321.

Q: Where will My Favorite Weekend take place?
A: My Favorite Weekend will primarily take place at the Arlington Theater, located at 1317 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. The Welcome Cocktail Reception and other activities will take place at a location to be announced closer to show. Please check back for more details.

Q: When is My Favorite Weekend?
A: The festivities will take place on Friday 11/1/19 and Saturday 11/2/19. However, hotel packages are offered for 2, 3, or 4 nights. Please view the packages for specific check-in and check-out dates.

Q: When will packages go on sale?
A: A special pre-sale for Fan Cult Members will begin on Tuesday, May 21st @ 10 AM PT, with packages going on sale to the general public on Thursday, May 23rd @ 10 AM PT.

Q: Can I purchase tickets to the minisode and full episode tapings without purchasing a hotel package?
A: There will be a very limited amount of full weekend passes available for purchase for those looking to enjoy the shows without purchasing hotel packages.

Q: Does My Favorite Weekend have a minimum age to attend the event?
A:No, this is an all-ages event. Children under the age of 2 can enter at no cost. All event attendees under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Local liquor laws apply for all alcohol elements of the event , no one under the age 21 will be allowed to drink alcohol.

*Note: Please see below for Travel Package age restrictions.

Q: Do the Travel Packages have a minimum age?
A: Yes. Purchasers must be at least 18 years old to purchase and check into any of our partner hotels. Guests under the age of 18 may still occupy a room; however, the person whose name is booked for the reservation must be of the age required for hotel check-in. Please be sure to bring valid photo identification and a working credit card for hotel incidentals (it doesn’t need to be the same credit card that was used during the purchase process).

Q: Is airfare included in the package pricing?
A: No, airfare and ground transportation to/from the airport will need to be booked on your own if needed. Each My Favorite Weekend package includes transportation between your hotel and the Arlington Theatre*.

*The Kimpton Canary, The Upham Hotel and The Hotel Santa Barbara packages do not include this transportation because these properties are within walking distance to the Arlington Theatre. Get your steps in!

Q: Can I bring a camera?
A: Yes. Standard point and shoot cameras are allowed. However, professional cameras – any with a detachable lense – are not allowed. If you’re a member of the media and wish to attend the event, please reach out to for more information.

Q: Will there be food and beverage options available for sale at the Arlington Theatre?
A: Yes, the Arlington Theatre has a variety of food, beverage and alcoholic beverage options available for purchase.

Q: Do you have a full list of items I can / can’t bring to My Favorite Weekend?
A: Yes! Please refer to the prohibited items list beneath the FAQs!