The Wilmar Stairs provide a way to walk down to a northern stretch of Pismo Beach. This beach is great for hunting for rock pools when the tide is low. This beach has rocky sections that house many smaller aquatic creatures.
Santa Maria Valley Multipurpose Trail
This easy, 5.4-mile out and back trail is located near Waller Park in Santa Maria. The trail is great for all skill levels and features scenic views. There are a number of activities nearby, and dogs are also welcome as long as they’re leashed.
Santa Maria Lawn Bowling
Who knew that bowling outside of the dark lanes could be so much fun? With Santa Maria Lawn Bowling, your family can enjoy the outdoors while being active and enjoying this unique activity. This private club is sponsored by the City of Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department, and features a 120 square foot lane.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center
The mission of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center is to bring cultural awareness of the diverse community groups and ethnicities through art presentations, an ethnic arts gallery, and educational classes.
Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center
The Dunes Center is a natural history museum in the heart of Guadalupe, CA that works to conserve the unique ecosystem of the local dunes through education, research, and cooperative stewardship. Well known for its display of artifacts from Cecil B. DeMille’s 1923 The Ten Commandments, the Dunes Center also offers a variety of guided […]
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 […]