Get up close with native animal, plant, and geology exhibits at Santa Maria’s Natural History Museum. Here, individuals and children of all ages interact with rock and fossil exhibits, native bird displays, and a genuine bat room.
Nielson by Byron Tasting Room
Nielson by Byron in Los Olivos is a small production winery specializing in Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley. The tasting room is open 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. seven days a week.
Historic Santa Maria Inn Century Room
Within the 1917 Historic Santa Maria Inn sits the Century 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 […]
Lieu Dit was founded in 2011 and focuses solely in the varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley, now grown in Santa Barbara County. The varied micro-climates and marine based soils of Santa Barbara County are ideally suited to this set of grapes. Lieu Dit centers on Sauvignon Blanc and more limited bottlings of Chenin Blanc, […]
Pismo Dunes is an easy, 2.4-mile out and back trail located near Pismo State Beach in Oceano that is good for all skill levels. The trail offers beautiful views of the surrounding ocean and wildflowers. Dogs are welcome on this trail as long as they’re kept on leash. This trail is also often used for […]
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, […]