For three generations the Maldonado family farmed vegetables and strawberries and in 2008, planted a vineyard to cultivate quality grapes and wines. At harvest, Runway Vineyards selects only the most ideal clusters solely by hand. Their philosophy is to handle the fruit as gently as possible. In the glass, the wines are structured, full-bodied and impeccably proportioned.
Pismo Beach - Wilmar Stairs
The Wilmar Stairs provide a way to walk down to a northern stretch of Pismo Beach. This beach is great for hunting for rock pools when the tide is low. This beach has rocky sections that house many smaller aquatic creatures.
The Hitching Post
Located just moments from the heart of Santa Maria is Casmalia, a picturesque western town, and one of the most authentic Santa Maria-style barbecue restaurants you will encounter, The Hitching Post. This is where California-style barbecue was brought to perfection by the pioneers, bringing choice, aged beef to the ultimate of gourmet flavor and tenderness. […]
hiSanta Maria is centrally located, about 170 miles north of Los Angeles and 270 miles south of San Francisco, making it an ideal stop on a Highway 1 adventure. Highway 1 is a scenic drive, taken northward it leads you through several small towns eventually connecting with 101 just past Pismo Beach.
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 - Drac In The Saddle Again
September 26 – November 17 A vampire in the desert? Sure?! One of horror’s favorite villains, the un-dead Dracula of Transylvania, hops on the stagecoach to Tombstone, Arizona where he meets a cast of crazy characters, including the innocent Fannie Farmer. Can he win her heart and take over the town? Find out when the […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre: Lucky Stiff
Harry Witherspoon, an unassuming English shoe salesman, lives an uneventful life in East Grinstead, England. His life takes a dramatic turn when he learns that his uncle Anthony, a casino manager from Atlantic City, has been killed by his blind lover. Harry learns that he stands to inherit $6,000,000 from his uncle – but only […]
2019 Central Coast AirFest
The Santa Maria Airport has a rich history of air shows, and this tradition was reinvigorated in 2018 with our first ever Central Coast AirFest. In 2019, we are bringing the show back for its second year, and we are so excited for you to join us for the excitement on October 12 and 13, […]