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.
Orcutt Hill Trail
Orcutt Hill Trails is an easy, 3.1-mile trail located near the Orcutt Community Park. It offers scenic views of the surrounding hills and towns. Orcutt Hills Trail is good for all skill levels and can also be used for horse riding, mountain biking and walking dogs on leash.
Los Flores Ranch Park
If you’ve come to Santa Maria Valley to escape from the every day, you’ve come to the right place. We’re all about setting our away message, shutting down that phone, and clocking out to tap in. For the ultimate Do Not Disturb experience, we’re huge fans of Los Flores Ranch Park, a first-of-its-kind, 1,778-acre open-space […]
Elmer Ross Beach
Elmer Ross Beach is a small, beautiful beach that sits below large cliffs. Because of the cliffs and surrounding rocks, this beach is less wavy that others. Elmer Ross Beach is also a great place to explore tide pools during low tide.
Silver Shoals Park
Silver Shoals Park is another park with beach access. The grassy park has picnic tables and barbecues, making it a great place for a picnic. There is beach access via a steep dirt path. The beach itself is another great place to look for tide pools when the tide is low, and for bird watching.
Santa Maria Downtown Fridays
This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking lot near Broadway (Highway 135) and Cook Street, all the way to September 27th, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. There will be live music from local bands, rows of food vendors, […]
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 - Pappa Pia
June 20 – September 21 Mamma Mia, here we go again! This hilarious send up one of the world’s most popular musicals is set at the Pismo Pier. It’s the sunny and funny tale of a daughter’s quest to discover her true identity and uncover a secret buried in her family’s past. Featuring some of […]
PCPA: The Addams Family
This new musical, based on the classic Addams’ characters and inspired by the new vintage television series, is an original story of the madcap and macabre Addams family in a satirical comedy about every parent’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man […]