Nearby Oceano is just 18 miles from Santa Maria, and offers fantastic opportunities for off-roading at the famed Oceano Dunes. With more than 5 miles of beach open for vehicle use and the sand dunes available for off-highway motor vehicle recreation, this is a must-experience for off-road enthusiasts. In addition to off-roading, surfing, swimming, surf fishing, horseback riding, and bird watching are popular activities for visitors. The South Park Entrance is located at the end of Pier Avenue in Ocean, CA, while the North Park Entrance is located at the end of Grand Avenue in Grover Beach, CA.
Oso Flaco Lake Trail
Oso Flaco Lake Trail is an easy, 1.7-mile, famous out and back trail located in the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area. This trail features a lake and is good for all skill levels and perfect for families. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
The breathtaking habitats of Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve inside the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is a unique and fragile ecosystem offering opportunities for hiking, fishing, picnicking, and bird watching. Nesting bird species include California least tern and the western snowy plover. There is a swatch of riparian habitat along the northern boundary of the preserve, which hosts […]
Santa Maria Valley Multipurpose Trail
This easy, 5.4-mile out and back trail is located near Waller Park in Santa Maria. The trail is great for all skill levels and features scenic views. There are a number of activities nearby, and dogs are also welcome as long as they’re leashed.
Each Burgerim burger is yours for the building, declaring your individuality with a statement of your own special flavor and design. With 3 buns, 6 sauces, 11 patties, and 9 unconventional toppings, one Burgerim order can satisfy all of your cravings. Try hundreds of flavor profiles, from Wagyu beef and pineapple to veggie and a […]
Santa Maria Downtown Fridays
This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking lot near Broadway (Highway 135) and Cook Street, all the way to September 27th, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. There will be live music from local bands, rows of food vendors, […]
Great American Melodrama - Treasure Island
May 2 – June 16 Whether or not you’ve seen the musical, the movie, or read the book, you’ll love our twist on the Victor Hugo classic. Why sit for three hours when we can pare down this epic to just 80 minutes, add way more comedy, and give you a vaudeville revue too? With […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. A riotous ride, […]
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 […]