Rolling vineyards and picturesque countryside are the setting for the San Ramon Chapel, a century-old church and cemetery where many of the area’s earliest settlers are at rest. Sunday services are still held weekly.
Willow Spring Trail
Willow Spring Trail is a moderate, 6.3-mile out and back trail located in the Los Padres National Forest. The trail is best used from February until October. This trail is popular with backpackers and hikers because of its beauty and distance. Leashed dogs are also welcome on this trail.
Monarch Butterfly Grove
At North Beach located off of Highway 1 in nearby Pismo Beach is in high season from November through February and highlights the millions of monarch butterflies that make their way to this area each year. Just 20 minutes from the heart of Santa Maria, this is an attraction that nature-lovers will want to enjoy.
Ricky’s House of Pizza
For over 15 years, Ricky’s House of Pizza has been serving up delicious, traditional pizzas in Orcutt, and now they offer a casual sports-themed restaurant in the Oak Knolls Shopping Center. Whether dine-in or delivery, Ricky’s has what you need to satisfy your pizza craving.
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 […]
Santa Maria Downtown Fridays
This family-friendly event for Santa Maria’s downtown will occur every Friday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Town Center West parking lot near Broadway (Highway 135) and Cook Street, all the way to September 27th, weather permitting. Admission and parking are free. There will be live music from local bands, rows of food vendors, […]
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 - Pappa Pia
June 20 – September 21 Mamma Mia, here we go again! This hilarious send up one of the world’s most popular musicals is set at the Pismo Pier. It’s the sunny and funny tale of a daughter’s quest to discover her true identity and uncover a secret buried in her family’s past. Featuring some of […]
Santa Maria Civic Theatre Presents August: Osage County
SANTA MARIA CIVIC THEATRE will be presenting “AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY” by Tracy Letts as the opening show for its 61st season. The 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner – a vanished father; a pill-popping, scathingly acidic mother, and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, […]