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)
Sisters Gifts & Home
Sisters Gifts & Home features one-of-a-kind finds. From charming gifts to handmade home furnishings, Sisters Gifts & Home is a beautiful boutique for both local shoppers and curious visitors alike.
Located off Highway 101 at E. Betteravia Rd. behind Pappy’s restaurant, Darensberries are available from February through October. DB Specialty Farms, also known as Darensberries, produce some of the Santa Maria Valley’s best strawberries. With 700 acres of berries galore, Darensberries are consistently rated the top quality in the entire industry.
Rancho Maria Public Golf Course
Enjoy playing the game you love at Rancho Maria Golf Club. Nestled in the foothills overlooking the Santa Maria valley, Rancho Maria Golf Club is located on the central coast of California, just 5 miles southwest of downtown Santa Maria on Highway 1. There are no parallel fairways at Rancho Maria, and you’ll love the […]
Santa Maria Valley Historical Society Museum
Established in September 1955, the purpose of the Santa Maria Valley Historical Society is to provide a center for collection, conservation, interpretation, and research concerned with the history of the people of the Santa Maria Valley, while making this knowledge and interpretation available to the community by the Santa Maria Valley Historical Museum. There are […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents Kimberly Akimbo
Directed by Lynda Mondragon Set in the wilds of suburban New Jersey, KIMBERLY AKIMBO is a hilarious and heartrending play about a teenager with a rare condition causing her body to age faster than it should. When she and her family flee Secaucus under dubious circumstances, Kimberly is forced to reevaluate her life while contending […]
Santa Maria Valley Restaurant Week, January 14-20
The Santa Maria Valley is starting 2018 with #SantaMariaStyle, chock-full of participation from local and loved restaurants, wineries and breweries. Each participating outlet will be offering a special for $20.18, everything from wine pairings to tastings and special menu items. Participating Restaurants, Breweries and Wineries Include: Century Room at the Historic Santa Maria Inn Cielito […]
Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Get your deerstalker cap on — the play’s afoot! Comedic genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo) transforms the classic The Hound of the Baskervilles into a murderously funny adventure featuring 5 actors playing dozens of roles. The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being dispatched one by one. To find their killer, Sherlock […]
Vertical Tasting Of Sparkling Wines
Sip through a tasting of three vintages of our Blanc de Blancs sparkling wine, made with 100% Chardonnay grapes from our estate vineyard. We’re heading into our library and pulling our 2008, 2009 and 2010 vintages for you to taste. A limited quantity of these wines will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased […]