Guiton Trail Oceano Lagoon is an easy, 1.3-mile loop trail also located near Pismo State Beach in Oceano. This trail offers hikers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
La Tradicional Ice Cream Shop
La Tradicional is a local family owned and operated business that provides the best handcrafted ice cream in town. It’s always fresh and made on a daily basis, We use only the best fresh and local ingredients around. We also offer the authentic mexican “paletas” which are made from scratch with real fruit, some of […]
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.
Monarch Dunes Golf Club
Located in Nipomo, Monarch Dunes features two award-winning golf courses, the 18-hole championship Old Course, and a par-3 Challenge Course. Part of The Woodlands, a master-planned resort, Monarch Dunes is surrounded by windswept sandbanks, coastal vistas, and amber-colored hillsides. Collared shirts are required on the golf courses and driving range.
Santa Maria Downtown Fridays
This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking lot near Broadway (Highway 135) and Cook Street, all the way to September 27th, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. There will be live music from local bands, rows of food vendors, […]
Great American Melodrama - Treasure Island
May 2 – June 16 Whether or not you’ve seen the musical, the movie, or read the book, you’ll love our twist on the Victor Hugo classic. Why sit for three hours when we can pare down this epic to just 80 minutes, add way more comedy, and give you a vaudeville revue too? With […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. A riotous ride, […]
Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley 2019
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 Mother’s Day weekend, explore our amazing local wineries and tasting rooms […]