Perhaps the crown jewel of the region’s historic structures is La Purisima Mission Historic State Park, the most fully restored of the three completely preserved missions within the California State Park system. Also boasting the most authentic looking setting of all the missions, La Purisima takes visitors back to its 1820 heyday and features livestock and plants of that period including burros, four-horn “churro” sheep, horses, longhorn cattle, goats, swine, turkeys, and geese. More than 37 rooms are restored and furnished while the 900 acres showcase the property’s original aqueduct, washing pools, pond, and more than 12 miles of maintained hiking trails. Knowledgeable guides and “characters of the past” dressed as padres, soldiers and American Indians are frequently present on weekends.
When you’re in the mood for healthy Mediterranean cuisine made with the freshest ingredients, Jaffa Cafe is the place to go! International dishes including Shawarma Pita Wraps, Gyros, Baklava, Kabobs, and much more can be found at any of the Jaffa Cafe locations around the Central Coast including Arroyo Grande, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo […]
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.
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.
Old Town Market
Old Town Market is a family owned corner grocery store that serves the grocery needs of Old Orcutt. Store owners Mark and Wendy Steller purchased the store in 2004, having spent all of their previous working lives in retail management. Their idea of a Grocery Store was to make it the old “Mom & Pop” store […]
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, […]
Gold Fever At The Rough And Ready
This Melodrama original is a blend of comedy and melodrama inspired by characters from the stories of Bret Harte and Mark Twain. This action packed show brings a mining camp roaring to life filled with love, betrayal, deceit and villainy. Set in the Sierras, this sensational show offers loads of opportunities to boo the villain, cheer […]