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.
After spending their formative years traveling and studying terroir and techniques, Municipal Winemakers is now working hard to make honest, interesting, and delicious wines. They do this with love—carefully and slowly. Their varietals include: Bright White – A bone-dry Riesling Sweetness – A sweet little Riesling Pale Pink – A rose made from Grenache and Cinsault […]
Ca' Del Grevino Vineyard
Ca’ Del Grevino is the signature wine brand representing regality, tradition and opulence. The vineyard, located just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean in the Santa Maria Valley, produces some of the finest wines in California. Ca’ Del Grevino, meaning “House of Grewal Family Wines”, produces fine wines steeped in Italian tradition with a distinctive […]
Cottonwood Canyon Vineyard & Winery
Cottonwood Canyon Winery is a small boutique winery specializing in hand-crafted Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. Located in Santa Maria Valley on the northern edge of the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail in Santa Barbara county wine country. There is also event space available for meetings, conventions, weddings and receptions.
Santa Maria Museum of Flight
Celebrating the history of aviation on the Central Coast, the Santa Maria Museum of Flight emphasizes the region’s contribution to flight. Visitors wandering through two different hangars and are treated to aircraft displays, memorabilia, models, and photos that cover everything from the Wright Brothers to World War II to present day technology.
The Melodrama favorite returns! Young Jack and Jill Peabody live in Victorian London with their widowed father, a nutty inventor with little time to pay attention to his children. But when the children write to their favorite Super Nanny, they get more than they bargained for — instead of Mary Poppins they end up with […]
PCPA: An Iliad
An Iliad is a modern rendering of Homer’s classic story, adapted for the stage by Lisa Peterson and Dennis O’Hare. In a virtuoso performance, Tarah Flanagan inhabits over fifty characters. With the addition of live music (Eva Scholz-Carlson on the cello), and language that ranges from contemporary realism to epic poetry, An Iliad grapples with humankind’s […]
Muthaland, written and performed by Minita Gandhi, takes us on the epic coming-of-age journey of a first-generation Indian-American woman. The life of a young woman is forever changed on a trip to India during which she unearths family secrets, encounters a prophet, is the victim of an assault, and ultimately discovers her voice within a […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Little Shop of Horrors
The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world […]