Oso Flaco Lake is a varied landscape that provides a beautiful walk, over dirt trail, wooded areas, and boardwalk over the lake. This is one of the two coastal access points in Santa Maria Valley, with the other being the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve. With tall, marshy grasses and blue water, it is a peaceful escape offering songbirds, lizards and varied wildlife. Enjoy the miles of serenity offered at Oso Flaco Lake.
Lieu Dit was founded in 2011 and focuses solely in the varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley, now grown in Santa Barbara County. The varied micro-climates and marine based soils of Santa Barbara County are ideally suited to this set of grapes. Lieu Dit centers on Sauvignon Blanc and more limited bottlings of Chenin Blanc, […]
Gina’s Piece of Cake
Offering everything from cookies to eclairs to custom-designed cakes for any occasion, Gina’s offers one-of-a-kind baked goods. Conveniently located right in the mall at the center of Santa Maria, guests can stop by to pick up a quick bite while they peruse the shops.
Paradise via Point Sal Trail
This popular, hard, 10-mile backpacking trail takes hikers to Point Sal beach. It’s an out and back trail also near Casmalia. This trail features beautiful wild flowers and views of the ocean, Sea Lion Rock and cliffside views. Dogs are also able to use this trail but be aware that this trail is long.
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 […]