A contemporary California ranch cuisine inspired by local traditions, Far Western Tavern is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria-style barbecue, the renowned regional fare rooted in native tradition, first popularized by the 19th century rancheros. Meals here are prepared with fresh flavors from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
At North Beach located off of Highway 1 in nearby Pismo Beach is in high season from November through February and highlights the millions of monarch butterflies that make their way to this area each year. Just 20 minutes from the heart of Santa Maria, this is an attraction that nature-lovers will want to enjoy.
Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab
In the heart of Old Town Orcutt, Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab offers unique and traditional flavors of ice cream served in a kid-friendly environment. Patrons can go hog-wild at the all-you-can-eat ice cream buffet for under $7, and under $5 for kids.
Modern, Asian fine cuisine can be found at Niya Restaurant in the charming town of Orcutt. At Niya, guests will find attention-to-detail, a friendly atmosphere, and authentic flavors at Niya’s sushi bar.
Santa Maria Downtown Fridays
Downtown Fridays is the place to be for families, fun, and community camaraderie. The weekly event features a certified farmer’s market, live music, food booths, food trucks, kids’ activities, and a beer and wine tent. Every Friday starting on March 30th until September 28th, Santa Maria will be having Downtown Fridays! Each week will feature […]
Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley
This is weekend wine tasting #SantaMariaStyle The Wine Trolley has returned! 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. Starting Memorial Day weekend, explore six wineries and tasting rooms on the […]
Get ready to party like it’s 1999 in this brand new musical comedy! It’s the late 90’s, pop music rules the airwaves, and reality TV is bringing singing competitions to the masses. Molly is headed off to college and not sure if she’ll fit in. When she arrives she finds all sorts of kooky characters, […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Beauty And The Lonely Beast
Written by Eleanor Harder Directed by Grace Kitchen & Noelle Westbay This NEW twist of the old classic tale follows a spunky fairy godmother named Isadore Plum who brings a bit of fairy tale sparkle to the story. She seems to be the only one who understands the Beast, who is very lonely. She tries […]