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.
Santa Maria River Levee Trail
This easy, 6.7-mile trail offers expansive views of the nearby mountains and Santa Maria Valley’s landscape. This trail is partially paved and follows a levee built by the Army Corps of Engineers in the early 1960s. This trail is great for hiking or cycling, and leashed dogs are allowed.
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 […]
Old Town Quilt Shop
Old Town Quilt Shop opened in January 2005 in the quaint, small town of Old Orcutt. It is located on the Central Coast of California between Highway 101 and Highway 1 on the southern edge of Santa Maria. Old Orcutt contains several restaurants, wineries, boutique and antique shops, making this a fun destination for travelers […]
Casa Dumetz Wines
The focus of Casa Dumetz Wines is its small production Rhone varietals crafted on the foundation of premiere Santa Barbara County fruit. Casa Dumetz works with a focus on site expression in Grenache. In the coming vintages they will focus primarily on Grenache in all its forms. Grenache Blanc, Grenache Gris Rose and the trusty […]
2019 Santa Maria Valley Craft Cocktail Contest
The 2019 Craft Cocktail Contest is the very first ever Santa Maria Valley cocktail contest. Each craft cocktail entered will represent the culture of each bar and restaurant and the culture of Santa Maria Valley. Every element will be handmade or tailored specifically to represent the heart and soul of each establishment. People’s choice, will be decided […]
Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Week 2019
The Santa Maria Valley is starting 2019 with #SantaMariaStyle, chock-full of participation from local and loved restaurants, wineries and breweries for restaurant week 2019. Each participating outlet will be offering a special for $20.19, everything from wine pairings to tastings and special menu items. This experience, which takes place January 16-27, is part of California Restaurant […]
Karaoke Night With Wacky DJ Ree-Car-d'oh
Wacky DJ Ree-Car-D’oh hosts weekly Karaoke and Zany antics at Blast 825 Brewery each and every Thursday Night in Old Orcutt! Come down and sing your heart out! Large Screens, Lights, Sound! Full Bar with $5 Thursday Margarita ALL NIGHT LONG (starting at 6pm).
Presqu'ile Third Fridays Live: Complicated Animals
Friday, January 18, 2019 4:30pm to 7:00pm Complimentary Event Featured Pairing: Feijoada Complicated Animals is the Los Angeles based Indie duo of Monica da Silva and Chad Alger. Their 6-song EP “In This Game” (2015), was written and recorded in a cabin in the woods in Michigan. “In This Game” received rave reviews from blogs […]