The breathtaking habitats of Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve inside the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes is a unique and fragile ecosystem offering opportunities for hiking, fishing, picnicking, and bird watching. Nesting bird species include California least tern and the western snowy plover. There is a swatch of riparian habitat along the northern boundary of the preserve, which hosts a variety of bird species. Migrating birds following along the Pacific Flyway make for some excellent bird watching opportunities for visitors to the Rancho Guadalupe Dunes Preserve. Heading west on Main Street to the Rancho Guadalupe Park puts birders in proximity of the Santa Maria River mouth and an array of seabirds. Here, numerous scoters, terns, gulls, sandpipers, and ducks are common sightings. Great Egrets and Snowy Egrets are also common year-round. This is one of two coastal access points in the Santa Maria Valley, the other being at the Oso Flaco Lake. This is a short stop from Highway 1, and well worth the visit. (From Santa Maria, head north on Hwy. 166 W. toward Main St. Guadalupe, CA)
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Monarch Butterfly Grove and Meadow Creek Trail
This is an easy, 1.4-mile out and back trail located near Pismo Beach that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. In October, monarch butterflies flock to the grove, giving hikers quite a show. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. is Santa Maria’s favorite taproom featuring a bar and table seating with all of their core beers on tap. Guests can choose from a rotating list of specialty beers, beer cocktails, and floats found only in the Figueroa taproom. Live music every Saturday night.
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, […]
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 […]
Great American Melodrama - Pappa Pia
June 20 – September 21 Mamma Mia, here we go again! This hilarious send up one of the world’s most popular musicals is set at the Pismo Pier. It’s the sunny and funny tale of a daughter’s quest to discover her true identity and uncover a secret buried in her family’s past. Featuring some of […]
PCPA: The Addams Family
This new musical, based on the classic Addams’ characters and inspired by the new vintage television series, is an original story of the madcap and macabre Addams family in a satirical comedy about every parent’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet young man […]