Point Sal State Beach is nestled along the northwestern part of Santa Barbara County. The park spans an impressive 80 acres and offers just under two miles of ocean frontage. Activities at Point Sal include fishing, hiking, and bird watching. Swimming is not recommended due to the strong currents.
Nearby Oceano is just 18 miles from Santa Maria, and offers fantastic opportunities for off-roading at the famed Oceano Dunes. With more than 5 miles of beach open for vehicle use and the sand dunes available for off-highway motor vehicle recreation, this is a must-experience for off-road enthusiasts. In addition to off-roading, surfing, swimming, surf […]
Far Western Tavern
A contemporary California ranch cuisine inspired by local traditions, Far Western Tavern is recognized as a landmark of Santa Maria-style barbecue, the renowned regional fare rooted in native tradition, first popularized by the 19th century rancheros. Meals here are prepared with fresh flavors from nearby farms, ranches and vineyards.
Santa Maria River Estuary
The Santa Maria River Estuary has long been considered one of the best birding hotspots in Santa Barbara County.
Since 1997, Tantara has been dedicated to producing the very finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. They are known for keeping their winery production small on account of their commitment to detail and the finite amount of fruit that meets their standards. Winery tours are by appointment only. Visitors can taste wines among their working barrels […]
A.R. Gurney's: Sylvia
Greg and Kate live a seaming happy life in New York City. Then Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers […]
The (Curious Case Of The) Watson Intelligence
On March 8 through 25, the Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents “The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence,” a Sherlock Holmes and Professor Watson mystery that cleverly intertwines the themes of technology and relationships. All performances will be held at the Severson Theatre in Santa Maria. Pacific Conservatory Theatre is the only professional resident company on […]
Noises Off is an absurd look at the process of putting on a play. It is the story a director, stage managers, and actors during the production of a play titled Nothing On, a sexual farce with doors slamming and trousers dropping from time to time. The play follows the performance of Nothing On from […]
Oso Flaco Bird Walk
Venue: Oso Flaco Lake Start: March 24, 2018 8:00 am End: March 24, 2018 10:00 am Address: 3006 Oso Flaco Lake Rd Arroyo Grande, California, 93420 Late winter/early spring is a great time to observe birds at Oso Flaco. Our winter migrants should still be here. However, they will be brightening up to their breeding […]