The Santa Maria Valley is located in the heart of the Pacific Flyway, the path that migrating birds follow along the Pacific coastline of the United States and Mexico.
San Ramon Chapel
Rolling vineyards and picturesque countryside are the setting for the San Ramon Chapel, a century-old church and cemetery where many of the area’s earliest settlers are at rest. Sunday services are still held weekly.
Nojoqui Falls Park
Walking the short trail at Nojoqui Falls Park takes you to a spectacular waterfall. This is a favorite spot for company outings and family gatherings with various ball fields, barbecue grills, benches, and picnic tables—plus hiking trails, a playground, and restrooms.
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
Great American Melodrama - Drac In The Saddle Again
September 26 – November 17 A vampire in the desert? Sure?! One of horror’s favorite villains, the un-dead Dracula of Transylvania, hops on the stagecoach to Tombstone, Arizona where he meets a cast of crazy characters, including the innocent Fannie Farmer. Can he win her heart and take over the town? Find out when the […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Lucky Stiff
Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only […]
2019 Central Coast AirFest
The Santa Maria Airport has a rich history of air shows, and this tradition was reinvigorated in 2018 with our first ever Central Coast AirFest. In 2019, we are bringing the show back for its second year, and we are so excited for you to join us for the excitement on October 12 and 13, […]