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.
The Santa Maria Valley is located in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, the path that migrating birds follow along the Pacific coastline of the United States and Mexico.
OstrichLand USA is fun for the whole family! With a gift shop featuring unique gifts ostrich and emu-related, families can feed ostriches and emus, allowing you to get up close and personal with these big birds. Ostrich eggs are available year-round and emu eggs available in the winter and spring season.
Point Sal State Beach
Point Sal State Beach is nestled along the northwestern part of Santa Barbara County. The park spans an impressive 80 acres and offers just under two miles of ocean frontage. Activities at Point Sal include fishing, hiking, and bird watching. Swimming is not recommended due to the strong currents.
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 Wine Trolley comes to the Santa Maria Valley!
Explore our wineries in style! The Wine Trolley route takes approximately 75 minutes and takes you to our amazing wineries.The wine trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting at Town Center West. The wine trolley will also run one additional route from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., but will […]
PCPA Presents: Disney's Beauty & The Beast (Solvang Festival Theater)
Be swept away into the enchanted world of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This Broadway musical tells the timeless tale of Belle, who feels trapped in a provincial town, and a prince who is truly trapped under the spell of an enchantress, in the form of a hideous Beast. If the Beast can learn to love […]
The Karaoke Kid
After relocating to Pismo Beach from the East Coast, poor Daniel just doesn’t fit in. He has no friends, no car, and he’s bullied by the cool kids at school. But then he meets a mysterious old master who teaches him how to fight back: karaoke. Can Daniel overcome his fears and win the Central […]
The JD Project @ Blacklake Summer Concert Series
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Blacklake Golf Resort. The JD Project has something for everyone, a little Rock, a little Country, a little Blues, and a lot of Soul! Bring the whole family and enjoy delicious food with great music. Blacklake concerts are performed outside so bring your lawn […]