This hard, 15.9-mile trail is popular among backpackers. It’s an out and back style trail located near Guadalupe, offering scenic views. This trail is a difficult trek over sand and hills, but the end result and the views you’ll be rewarded with are worth the effort. The trail is best used from April until October.
Moxie Cafe serves up a selection of tasty, fresh, and healthy options for you and your family. You won’t find a fryer or a soda fountain here—only delicious, healthy treats not laden with extra sugar or fat. Food here just tastes good!
Portabella Bar & Grill
A culinary tradition rooted in the Santa Maria Valley, Santa Maria-style barbecue centers around a beef tri-tip and is a mainstay of California’s culinary heritage. Featuring local produce and locally sourced beef, Portabella Bar & Grill honors our area’s roots with a menu that celebrates the Santa Maria-style BBQ. The flagship item on our menu […]
Modern, Asian fine cuisine can be found at Niya Restaurant in the charming town of Orcutt. At Niya, guests will find attention-to-detail, a friendly atmosphere, and authentic flavors at Niya’s sushi bar.
La Tradicional Ice Cream Shop
La Tradicional is a local family owned and operated business that provides the best handcrafted ice cream in town. It’s always fresh and made on a daily basis, We use only the best fresh and local ingredients around. We also offer the authentic mexican “paletas” which are made from scratch with real fruit, some of […]
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, […]
Great American Melodrama - Treasure Island
May 2 – June 16 Whether or not you’ve seen the musical, the movie, or read the book, you’ll love our twist on the Victor Hugo classic. Why sit for three hours when we can pare down this epic to just 80 minutes, add way more comedy, and give you a vaudeville revue too? With […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing “ding” of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. A riotous ride, […]
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 […]