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With 15 beaches and 34 tasting rooms all within a 30-minute drive, it’s the perfect home base to do more for less. Explore all you can do in and around the valley, #SantaMariaStyle.


So Much To Do From Here


Just like our barbecue, the recipe for our way of life requires simplicity, character, soul, and a touch of spice. Hit the road and explore all you can do in and around Santa Maria Valley. You’ll find it’s the perfect home base, where you can eat, drink and do more for less.

All this, from right here!

Santa Maria Valley is the perfect home base for California’s Central Coast. Boasting 34 tasting rooms, 7 unique AVAs, 13 beaches, and a growing selection of local breweries, all within a beautiful 30-minute drive. There is no need to venture out if you are looking for sand dunes, hiking trails, horseback riding, cycling, and authentic Santa Maria Style dining - you’ll find all that right in our backyard. And because we treat our guests like family, your pocketbook will go much further here. Santa Maria Valley is the perfect home base where you can eat, drink and do more for less.

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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.Please contact individual event organizers for the current status of these events.

September 25

Santa Maria Philharmonic: Triumphant Expressions of Humanity

The program opening the Santa Maria Philharmonic’s 2021-2022 season features a Brahms overture celebrating academia and the human striving for and thirst for knowledge, pun-intended, as multiple German collegiate drinking songs are incorporated into the musical celebration. Beethoven’s much-beloved Emperor Concerto featuring pianist and returning Santa Maria Philharmonic favorite/soloist, Robert Thies, was composed amidst Napoleon’s […]

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