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. Forbes Magazine featured The Hitching Post as one of the 10 Great BBQ Joints in the USA. Find out what all the hype is about.
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 […]
La Purisima Mission Historic State Park
Perhaps the crown jewel of the region’s historic structures is La Purisima Mission Historic State Park, the most fully restored of the three completely preserved missions within the California State Park system. Also boasting the most authentic looking setting of all the missions, La Purisima takes visitors back to its 1820 heyday and features livestock […]
Manzanita Berry Farms
At Manzanita, the hallmark is the production of fine quality fruit, in a safe and enjoyable work environment. Promoting quality over quantity in everything they do, Manzanita takes seriously its commitment to providing a healthy product.
Santa Maria Wine Trolley comes to the Santa Maria Valley!
Explore our wineries in style! The Wine Trolley route takes approximately 75 minutes and takes you to our amazing wineries.The wine trolley will run Saturdays and Sundays, and run every 75 minutes from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting at Town Center West. The wine trolley will also run one additional route from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., but will […]
The Karaoke Kid
Now through September 16, Oceano’s ever-popular Great American Melodrama & Vaudeville presents “The Karaoke Kid,” the comedic adventure of a straight-shooting kid learning all the right moves. The Great American Melodrama is beloved for its folksy piano tunes, cabaret tables and sawdust-covered floors. Here, professional performers from throughout the United States gather to present top-notch […]
In a lonely tavern on a dark and stormy night, a wild wind blows in all sorts of oddball characters – including a mysterious vagabond, an innocent ingenue and two thwarted lovers. A thief is on the loose, suspicions abound and no one is who they seem. This is a show that guarantees hearty laughs, […]
PCPA Presents: Disney's Newsies The Musical (Solvang Festival Theater)
This Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon tells the tale of a band of underdogs who took on the most powerful names in New York in a fight for what’s right. Inspired by a triumphant true story, Newsies leaps off the stage with soul stirring music, amazing heart and stunning choreography. Now is the time to seize […]