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.
Located off Highway 101 at E. Betteravia Rd. behind Pappy’s restaurant, Darensberries are available from February through October. DB Specialty Farms, also known as Darensberries, produce some of the Santa Maria Valley’s best strawberries. With 700 acres of berries galore, Darensberries are consistently rated the top quality in the entire industry.
Bob’s Well Bread
Featuring artisan, hand-made bread made in small batches. Named by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the 15 Top Bakeries in Small Towns. Visit Bob’s for breads, pastries, bagels, English muffins, and daily full breakfast and lunch options.
The Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum
Calling All Explorers Children and adults alike will enjoy this hands-on children’s museum for the littlest visitors to the Santa Maria Valley, with many interactive displays so your children can discover the wonders of the world for themselves. Meanwhile, the 13,000-square-foot Santa Maria Valley Discovery is the only hands-on children’s museum in Santa Barbara County. Kids […]
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center
The Dunes Center is a natural history museum in the heart of Guadalupe, CA that works to conserve the unique ecosystem of the local dunes through education, research, and cooperative stewardship. Well known for its display of artifacts from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 The Ten Commandments, the Dunes Center also offers a variety of guided […]
A.R. Gurney's: Sylvia
Greg and Kate live a seaming happy life in New York City. Then Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers […]
The (Curious Case Of The) Watson Intelligence
On March 8 through 25, the Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents “The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence,” a Sherlock Holmes and Professor Watson mystery that cleverly intertwines the themes of technology and relationships. All performances will be held at the Severson Theatre in Santa Maria. Pacific Conservatory Theatre is the only professional resident company on […]
Noises Off is an absurd look at the process of putting on a play. It is the story a director, stage managers, and actors during the production of a play titled Nothing On, a sexual farce with doors slamming and trousers dropping from time to time. The play follows the performance of Nothing On from […]
Oso Flaco Bird Walk
Venue: Oso Flaco Lake Start: March 24, 2018 8:00 am End: March 24, 2018 10:00 am Address: 3006 Oso Flaco Lake Rd Arroyo Grande, California, 93420 Late winter/early spring is a great time to observe birds at Oso Flaco. Our winter migrants should still be here. However, they will be brightening up to their breeding […]