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)
Posies in the Village
Offering home decor, one-of-a-kind gifts, and fashion, Posies in the Village is nestled in the historic district of Arroyo Grande Village near Pismo Beach. With everything from lady’s hats to antiques to linen-and-lace goods, Posies offers charming finds for visitors and locals alike.
Historic Santa Maria Inn Garden Room
Within the 1917 Historic Santa Maria Inn sits the Garden Room, an elegant and charming restaurant serving fresh and imaginative California cuisine. Featuring an elegant patio overlooking the Inn’s fountain court, this beautiful restaurant was voted the Most Romantic Restaurant by The Santa Maria Sun. This is a great spot to catch lunch, or the […]
Blacklake Golf Resort
Located in Nipomo, Blacklake Golf Resort is a local favorite. From pristine lakeside fairways to oak-studded doglegs, Blacklake offers a unique 27-hole championship golf experience that will challenge every golfer.
Santa Maria Wine Trolley comes to the Santa Maria Valley!
Explore our wineries in style! The Wine Trolley route takes approximately 75 minutes and takes you to our amazing wineries.The wine trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting at Town Center West. The wine trolley will also run one additional route from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., but will […]
The Karaoke Kid
Now through September 16, Oceano’s ever-popular Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville presents “The Karaoke Kid,” the comedic adventure of a straight-shooting kid learning all the right moves. The Great American Melodrama is beloved for its folksy piano tunes, cabaret tables and sawdust-covered floors. Here, professional performers from throughout the United States gather to present top-notch […]
In a lonely tavern on a dark and stormy night, a wild wind blows in all sorts of oddball characters – including a mysterious vagabond, an innocent ingenue and two thwarted lovers. A thief is on the loose, suspicions abound and no one is who they seem. This is a show that guarantees hearty laughs, […]
PCPA Presents: Disney's Newsies The Musical (Solvang Festival Theater)
This Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon tells the tale of a band of underdogs who took on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. Inspired by a triumphant true story, Newsies leaps off the stage with soul stirring music, amazing heart and stunning choreography. Now is the time to seize […]