Featuring artisan, hand-made bread made in small batches. Named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the 15 Top Bakeries in Small Towns. Visit Bob’s for breads, pastries, bagels, English muffins, and daily full breakfast and lunch options.
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center boasts four galleries in a historic home with monthly exhibits and art shows by students and nationally acclaimed artists. The Santa Maria Valley is also rich with outdoor art, inclusive of mosaics and murals.
Posies in the Village
Offering home decor, one-of-a-kind gifts, and fashion, Posies in the Village is nestled in the historic district of Arroyo Grande Village near Pismo Beach. With everything from lady’s hats to antiques to linen-and-lace goods, Posies offers charming finds for visitors and locals alike.
Santa Maria is centrally located, about 170 miles north of Los Angeles and 270 miles south of San Francisco, making it an ideal stop on a Highway 1 adventure. Highway 1 is a scenic drive, taken northward it leads you through several small towns eventually connecting with 101 just past Pismo Beach.
This Santa Maria-style steakhouse in Nipomo features amazing food in an easygoing and unpretentious atmosphere since 1926. Known for its generous portions of oak-grilled meats, the food is worth the wait. The service is friendly and the setting is casual. The food? Some of the best you will ever have.
A.R. Gurney's: Sylvia
Greg and Kate live a seaming happy life in New York City. Then Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers […]
The (Curious Case Of The) Watson Intelligence
On March 8 through 25, the Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents “The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence,” a Sherlock Holmes and Professor Watson mystery that cleverly intertwines the themes of technology and relationships. All performances will be held at the Severson Theatre in Santa Maria. Pacific Conservatory Theatre is the only professional resident company on […]
Noises Off is an absurd look at the process of putting on a play. It is the story a director, stage managers, and actors during the production of a play titled Nothing On, a sexual farce with doors slamming and trousers dropping from time to time. The play follows the performance of Nothing On from […]
Oso Flaco Bird Walk
Venue: Oso Flaco Lake Start: March 24, 2018 8:00 am End: March 24, 2018 10:00 am Address: 3006 Oso Flaco Lake Rd Arroyo Grande, California, 93420 Late winter/early spring is a great time to observe birds at Oso Flaco. Our winter migrants should still be here. However, they will be brightening up to their breeding […]