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.
J. Wilkes offers award-winning, affordable and regionally labeled wines from Santa Barbara’s and Paso Robles’ best vineyards. Join Wes Hagen, AVA guru/raconteur and his staff for an amazing experience.
Since 1984, Byron has cultivated an obsession for crafting site-specific Pinot Noir from distinctive vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley and Santa Rita Hills appellations. Tastings are by appointment only and can be scheduled by emailing Brian York at Brian.York@ByronWines.com.
The second-largest stretch of dunes in California spanning 22,000 acres and 18 miles, offering biological diversity, hiking, wildflower viewing, birdwatching, whale watching, and nature photography inside of this National Wildlife Refuge. The Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes have played home to movie classics The Ten Commandments, through modern films like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Sideways, […]
Historic Santa Maria Inn
The Historic Santa Maria Inn was established in 1917 and still retains its classic turn-of-the-century charm. Once a legendary hub for the Hollywood elite—Marilyn Monroe and Charlie Chaplin were among its famous guests—the Historic Santa Maria Inn remains steeped in the hospitality of a bygone.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
After a bump on the head, Hank Morgan awakens to find himself in the days of Camelot. Because of his knowledge of modern technology everyone is convinced that he’s a magician. Soon King Arthur puts him in charge of industrializing the kingdom. It’s a madcap adventure with knights in shining armor and damsels in distress. […]
West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals
This 35th annual hot rod extravaganza brings “American Grafitti” culture to life . Now well established as the home to the beloved West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals event, Santa Maria is gearing up for the 2017 festivities. Featuring hundreds of American pre-1961 hot rods, displays, live music, an auction and many other activities, this ever-growing […]
Live Music w/ Drive In Romeos @ Old English Tap Room
Come and join the fun at the Historic Santa Maria Inn on Saturday night with Live Music! Listening to music by Drive In Romeos in the Old English Tap Room on a Saturday is a great way to melt away the stress of your work week and enjoy the weekend. Starts at 8:30 p.m. & ends […]
BYOB Sundays: Wine Tasting, Food Truck + Live Music
Bring Your Own Blanket and spend your Memorial Day weekend out at Riverbench Vineyard. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in our garden, surrounded by the vines and good vibes by Danielle Taylor. Danielle Taylor is an Adult Contemporary/Pop artist out of Los Angeles, CA. With a background in classical music and her heart rooted in pop […]