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Eat real Santa Maria style barbecue, ride past endless rows of strawberries and wine grapes, and this June, watch real cowboys with locals who aren't afraid to get their boots dirty. Let's get together.

What to do When You’re Here

Tour vineyards and swirl ‘til you spill. Pick berries in barefeet and laugh until you pop. Dig your toes into the sunny sand, watch the sunset over the dunes, and let your hair down in the ocean breeze. At Santa Maria Valley, there’s a little something for everyone.

Get the Most from the Coast

Santa Maria Valley is the perfect homebase for those looking to enjoy California’s Central Coast. You’ll find us nestled amongst rolling rows of produce and the foothills of Santa Barbara Wine Country—enjoying the cool ocean breeze that rolls in from the coast. Our wide variety of affordable and convenient lodging options makes it easy to access beautiful beaches by day and indulge in our iconic barbecue by night—all without draining your savings account.

Featured Events

When did having a good time start costing a pretty penny? Not here. From live music at wine bars to family-friendly movies in the park, Santa Maria Valley is home to countless fun and affordable community events.

News & Updates

Win a $2,500 getaway for four!

Grab some good friends or bring the family together and head to Santa Maria Valley for a weekend of unscripted fun. We like to keep things authentic, so your trip will be built just for you. Choose to enter a Friends/Family getaway package or enter to win a special trip to the 74th annual Santa Maria Elks Rodeo June 1-4, 2017.

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