PCPA – Pacific Conservatory Theatre has been presenting professional theatrical productions for over 52 years in Santa Maria producing a rich mix of plays from Broadway musicals to Shakespeare and everything in between. PCPA offers year-round entertainment in two venues: the Marian Theatre, a 448 seat theatre with a thrust stage, and the Severson Theatre, a flexible black box theatre with seating up to 188. In the summer months, PCPA also presents in the 700-seat outdoor Festival Theatre in Solvang.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
At North Beach located off of Highway 1 in nearby Pismo Beach is in high season from November through February and highlights the millions of monarch butterflies that make their way to this area each year. Just 20 minutes from the heart of Santa Maria, this is an attraction that nature-lovers will want to enjoy.
La Purisima Mission Historic State Park
Perhaps the crown jewel of the region’s historic structures is La Purisima Mission Historic State Park, the most fully restored of the three completely preserved missions within the California State Park system. Also boasting the most authentic looking setting of all the missions, La Purisima takes visitors back to its 1820 heyday and features livestock […]
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.
Rancho Sisquoc Winery
Rancho Sisquoc Winery has been crafting quality wines in small quantities for over 40 years. Its vineyards grow some of the most sought after grapes on the Central Coast, and only their estate grown grapes are used in crafting their award-winning wines. Varietals include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Johannesburg Riesling, Malbec, Merlot, Nebbiolo, Petit […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents Kimberly Akimbo
Directed by Lynda Mondragon Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending […]
Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Week, January 14-20
The Santa Maria Valley is starting 2018 with #SantaMariaStyle, chock-full of participation from local and loved restaurants, wineries and breweries. Each participating outlet will be offering a special for $20.18, everything from wine pairings to tastings and special menu items. Participating Restaurants, Breweries and Wineries Include: Century Room at the Historic Santa Maria Inn Cielito […]
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms the classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure featuring 5 actors playing dozens of roles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their killer, Sherlock […]
Vertical Tasting Of Sparkling Wines
Sip through a tasting of three vintages of our Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, made with 100% Chardonnay grapes from our estate vineyard. We’re heading into our library and pulling our 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages for you to taste. A limited quantity of these wines will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased […]