Preisker Park at the north end of Santa Maria boasts Nesting Lawrence’s Goldfinches for avid bird-watchers to enjoy. Plus, Preisker Park is home to an open field with lots of lawn to enjoy, horseshoe pits, barbecue pits, a disc golf course, two playgrounds, and a replica of the famed Santa Maria ship for children to play on.
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 River Estuary
The Santa Maria River Estuary has long been considered one of the best birding hotspots in Santa Barbara County.
Marshallia Ranch Golf Course
The Marshallia Ranch Championship Golf Course is located next to the oldest building on Vandenberg Air Force Base: the 167-year-old Marshallia Ranch House. The hub of the golf course is the clubhouse, which is home to a fully stocked pro-shop, snack bar, large dining and patio area, and men and ladies’ locker rooms. With its […]
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.
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
After a bump on the head, Hank Morgan awakens to find himself in the days of Camelot. Because of his knowledge of modern technology everyone is convinced that he’s a magician. Soon King Arthur puts him in charge of industrializing the kingdom. It’s a madcap adventure with knights in shining armor and damsels in distress. […]
West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals
This 35th annual hot rod extravaganza brings “American Grafitti” culture to life . Now well established as the home to the beloved West Coast Kustoms Cruisin’ Nationals event, Santa Maria is gearing up for the 2017 festivities. Featuring hundreds of American pre-1961 hot rods, displays, live music, an auction and many other activities, this ever-growing […]
Live Music w/ Drive In Romeos @ Old English Tap Room
Come and join the fun at the Historic Santa Maria Inn on Saturday night with Live Music! Listening to music by Drive In Romeos in the Old English Tap Room on a Saturday is a great way to melt away the stress of your work week and enjoy the weekend. Starts at 8:30 p.m. & ends […]
BYOB Sundays: Wine Tasting, Food Truck + Live Music
Bring Your Own Blanket and spend your Memorial Day weekend out at Riverbench Vineyard. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon in our garden, surrounded by the vines and good vibes by Danielle Taylor. Danielle Taylor is an Adult Contemporary/Pop artist out of Los Angeles, CA. With a background in classical music and her heart rooted in pop […]