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)
Nite Creamery offers a unique take on dessert. There are no freezers in this ice cream parlor. Instead, all ice creams are made fresh with liquid nitrogen to create a smoother scoop or cone. Nite Creamery has a variety of flavors, with new added seasonally. Nite Creamery also makes fresh waffle cones, which make all […]
Boomers! Santa Maria
Boomers! Santa Maria has something for everyone—it’s like having an amusement park in your own backyard! From mini golf and go-karts to bumper boat and a batting cage, your family will enjoy spending time in this fun, family-friendly environment.
As one of the last few drive-in movie theaters in the state, Hi-Way Drive-In gives visitors the chance to enjoy wholesome movie fun for an affordable rate—kids’ tickets are just $3.50.
2019 Santa Maria Valley Craft Cocktail Contest
The 2019 Craft Cocktail Contest is the very first ever Santa Maria Valley cocktail contest. Each craft cocktail entered will represent the culture of each bar and restaurant and the culture of Santa Maria Valley. Every element will be handmade or tailored specifically to represent the heart and soul of each establishment. People’s choice, will be decided […]
Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Week 2019
The Santa Maria Valley is starting 2019 with #SantaMariaStyle, chock-full of participation from local and loved restaurants, wineries and breweries for restaurant week 2019. Each participating outlet will be offering a special for $20.19, everything from wine pairings to tastings and special menu items. This experience, which takes place January 16-27, is part of California Restaurant […]
Karaoke Night With Wacky DJ Ree-Car-d'oh
Wacky DJ Ree-Car-D’oh hosts weekly Karaoke and Zany antics at Blast 825 Brewery each and every Thursday Night in Old Orcutt! Come down and sing your heart out! Large Screens, Lights, Sound! Full Bar with $5 Thursday Margarita ALL NIGHT LONG (starting at 6pm).
Presqu'ile Third Fridays Live: Complicated Animals
Friday, January 18, 2019 4:30pm to 7:00pm Complimentary Event Featured Pairing: Feijoada Complicated Animals is the Los Angeles based Indie duo of Monica da Silva and Chad Alger. Their 6-song EP “In This Game” (2015), was written and recorded in a cabin in the woods in Michigan. “In This Game” received rave reviews from blogs […]