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)
J. Wilkes offers award-winning, affordable and regionally labeled wines from Santa Barbara’s and Paso Robles’ best vineyards. Join Wes Hagen, AVA guru/raconteur and his staff for an amazing experience.
Santa Maria Lawn Bowling
Who knew that bowling outside of the dark lanes could be so much fun? With Santa Maria Lawn Bowling, your family can enjoy the outdoors while being active and enjoying this unique activity. This private club is sponsored by the City of Santa Maria Parks and Recreation Department, and features a 120 square foot lane.
Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery
Located along the famed Foxen Canyon Road, Tres Hermanas Vineyard & Winery was founded in 2001 by Marvin & Paulette Teixeira with the planting of a small vineyard on their cattle ranch. The label is a picture of the barn that exhibits the JT cattle brand, which was Marvin’s father’s brand used to identify cattle. […]
It has been said that art is the window to a person’s soul, and La Fenêtre (The Window) was created in 2005 as a platform to express a vision of Santa Barbara County’s unique terroir, particularly through the varietals of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. La Fenêtre was founded in 2005 by a sommelier with a simple […]
Santa Maria Downtown Fridays
Downtown Fridays is the place to be for families, fun, and community camaraderie. The weekly event features a certified farmer’s market, live music, food booths, food trucks, kids’ activities, and a beer and wine tent. Every Friday starting on March 30th until September 28th, Santa Maria will be having Downtown Fridays! Each week will feature […]
Santa Maria Valley Wine Trolley
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 Memorial Day weekend, explore six wineries and tasting rooms on the […]
Get ready to party like it’s 1999 in this brand new musical comedy! It’s the late 90’s, pop music rules the airwaves, and reality TV is bringing singing competitions to the masses. Molly is headed off to college and not sure if she’ll fit in. When she arrives she finds all sorts of kooky characters, […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents: Beauty And The Lonely Beast
Written by Eleanor Harder Directed by Grace Kitchen & Noelle Westbay This NEW twist of the old classic tale follows a spunky fairy godmother named Isadore Plum who brings a bit of fairy tale sparkle to the story. She seems to be the only one who understands the Beast, who is very lonely. She tries […]