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.
A perfect spot for bird watching, the rustic setting of this 15-acre park offers a very large private picnic area that can accommodate groups up to 900 with shade from native oaks. A large barbecue area, pavilion, softball field, children’s playground, and horseshoe pits are also available.
Foxen Vineyard and Winery
Follow Foxen Canyon Road deep into Santa Maria wine country to find Foxen. Their tasting rooms are situated on 2,000 acres of beautiful California ranch land where visitors have the opportunity to visit the original location, lovingly known as “The Shack,” to see where it all began and experience the rustic side of Foxen. Just […]
Blacklake Golf Resort
Located in Nipomo, Blacklake Golf Resort is a local favorite. From pristine lakeside fairways to oak-studded doglegs, Blacklake offers a unique 27-hole championship golf experience that will challenge every golfer.
Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center
The Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center boasts four galleries in a historic home with monthly exhibits and art shows by students and nationally acclaimed artists. The Santa Maria Valley is also rich with outdoor art, inclusive of mosaics and murals. The mission of the Guadalupe Cultural Arts & Education Center is to bring cultural […]
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 […]
Naughty Oak: Conner Cherland Duo + AR Catering
Conner’s music offers a blend of styles from Americana, to Indie/Folk, to Soul music. His voice compares with present-day singers like Hozier, Ed Sheeran, and Shakey Graves. Combined with his live guitar looping and carefully chosen lyrics, you’re likely to wonder how so many sounds can come from just one man. He’s playing from 6 […]
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 […]