Located in Nipomo, Monarch Dunes features two award-winning golf courses, the 18-hole championship Old Course, and a par-3 Challenge Course. Part of The Woodlands, a master-planned resort, Monarch Dunes is surrounded by windswept sandbanks, coastal vistas, and amber-colored hillsides. Collared shirts are required on the golf courses and driving range.
Santa Maria Lawn Bowling
Who knew that bowling outside of the dark lanes could be so much fun? With Santa Maria Lawn Bowling, your family can enjoy the outdoors while being active and enjoying this unique activity. This private club is sponsored by the City of Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department, and features a 120 square foot lane.
The Pad Climbing Gym
If becoming a climbing ninja warrior is on your to-do list, then The Pad Climbing Gym is the place to be! Offering 5,000 square feet of bouldering terrain, free shoe rental, rings, ropes, and a hang board, you can get fit while you have fun. Youth climbing is also available, from coaching and after-school and […]
Clover Ridge Trail
This easy, 1-mile trail is located in the beautiful Los Padres National Forest. This trail features beautiful wild flowers and birding opportunities and can easily be hiked on a short break. The trail is good for all skill levels, and leashed dogs are also able to use this trail.
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.
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: Peter Pan
The season opens with an innovative new production of the high flying musical, Peter Pan, based on the J.M. Barrie classic tale. Audiences will find themselves surrounded by magic as Peter whisks the Darling children away to swashbuckling adventures in Neverland in this beloved family favorite. The musical features an unforgettable score including the iconic “I’m […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Dancing Lessons
The play centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger’s syndrome, who seeks the instruction of a Broadway dancer to learn enough dancing to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that may stop her dancing career permanently. Doors open 1/2 hour before show time Show dates and times […]
California’s Iconic Flora – Book Signing with Matt Ritter
Join us November 10th for a talk and book signing with best-selling local author, Dr. Matt Ritter. Join Matt Ritter, botany professor and author of the new book California Plants, for a visual tour and celebration of California’s iconic native flora. There are more than 5,000 native species in California—one in five of which are now […]