The Historic Santa Maria Inn was established in 1917 and still retains its classic turn-of-the-century charm. Once a legendary hub for the Hollywood elite—Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin were among its famous guests—the Historic Santa Maria Inn remains steeped in the hospitality of a bygone.
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.
Guiton Trail Oceano Lagoon
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 […]
Betteravia Gallery North & Betteravia Gallery South
Locals and visitors alike who want to take home a piece of original (and often affordable!) art may choose from a range of media at the Betteravia Gallery North and Betteravia Gallery South. These cooperative art galleries are located at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway in the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Center in Santa Maria. The […]
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 […]
Great American Melodrama - Drac In The Saddle Again
September 26 – November 17 A vampire in the desert? Sure?! One of horror’s favorite villains, the un-dead Dracula of Transylvania, hops on the stagecoach to Tombstone, Arizona where he meets a cast of crazy characters, including the innocent Fannie Farmer. Can he win her heart and take over the town? Find out when the […]
Naughty Oak: Conner Cherland Duo + AR Catering
Conner’s music offers a blend of styles from Americana, to Indie/Folk, to Soul music. His voice compares with present-day singers like Hozier, Ed Sheeran, and Shakey Graves. Combined with his live guitar looping and carefully chosen lyrics, you’re likely to wonder how so many sounds can come from just one man. He’s playing from 6 […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Lucky Stiff
Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only […]