hiSanta 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.
Everything we do is about you. From chefs who create exciting new flavors, to crew members who know exactly how you want your drink—we prioritize what you need to get you on your way. We strive to keep you at your best, and we remain loyal to you, your tastes and your time. That’s what […]
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.
Located off Highway 101 at E. Betteravia Rd. behind Pappy’s restaurant, Darensberries are available from February through October. DB Specialty Farms, also known as Darensberries, produce some of the Santa Maria Valley’s best strawberries. With 700 acres of berries galore, Darensberries are consistently rated the top quality in the entire industry.
Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum
Established in September 1955, the purpose of the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society is to provide a center for collection, conservation, interpretation, and research concerned with the history of the people of the Santa Maria Valley, while making this knowledge and interpretation available to the community by the Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum. There are […]
Great American Melodrama - Unnecessary Farce
March 14 – April 28 Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor meets with his female accountant. In the next room, two cops wait to catch the meeting on video. But there’s some confusion as to who’s in which room, who’s taken the money, and who’s hired the Scottish […]
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, […]
Riverbench Vineyard Easter Egg Hunt
Our Easter Egg Hunt has become very popular since we started hosting the annual event in 2008. Over 2,000 eggs are hidden in the garden surrounding our vineyard tasting room in the Santa Maria Valley. The eggs are filled with candy for the kids and some special prizes for their parents, including coupons for Riverbench hats, shirts and […]