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.
Nipomo Park Trail
The Nipomo Park trail is an easy, 1.9-mile trail located in Nipomo Regional Park, which features many short hiking trails. This trail is a loop and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers beautiful views of wild flowers is close to other amenities. Leashed dogs are also welcome on the trail.
Fisherman’s Beach is the final beach you approach and you leave Avila Beach. The beach gets its name from the nearby Fishermen’s Memorial, which pays tribute to those lost at sea. Fisherman’s Beach is sometimes called Dog Beach, because dogs are allowed to roam and play off leashes, as long as they’re well-behaved.
Located off Highway 101 at E. Betteravia Rd. behind Pappy’s restaurant, Darensberries are available from February through October. DB Specialty Farms, also known as Darensberries, produce some of the Santa Maria Valley’s best strawberries. With 700 acres of berries galore, Darensberries are consistently rated the top quality in the entire industry.
Rancho Maria Public Golf Course
Enjoy playing the game you love at Rancho Maria Golf Club. Nestled in the foothills overlooking the Santa Maria valley, Rancho Maria Golf Club is located on the central coast of California, just 5 miles southwest of downtown Santa Maria on Highway 1. There are no parallel fairways at Rancho Maria, and you’ll love the […]
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, […]
Great American Melodrama - Treasure Island
May 2 – June 16 Whether or not you’ve seen the musical, the movie, or read the book, you’ll love our twist on the Victor Hugo classic. Why sit for three hours when we can pare down this epic to just 80 minutes, add way more comedy, and give you a vaudeville revue too? With […]
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 […]
Naughty Oak: Angie & the Nightmares + Feed My Seoul
Angie & the Nightmares play from 6-9pm. They are a high energy Americana band from Lompoc, CA. Their songs tells tall tales of love and misadventure. Feed My Seoul is the only Asian Artisanal Meat Specialists on wheels in the 805! It’s basically going to be one big artisanal meat tornado. “You had me at […]